Morinville Council approves $8,700 in grant funding

By Staff

Morinville – Five community groups and organizations will benefit from $8,700 in grant funding after Morinville Town Council unanimously approved five requests for Community Grant and Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) Grant funding Tuesday night.

Community Grant recipients
Three groups applied for fourth quarter grant funding under the Community Grant application program.

First Morinville Scouting will receive $2,500 to help send two members of the Morinville Venture Company to Sweden next summer to attend the 22nd World Scout Jamboree.

The Morinville Lions Club will receive $900 to help with the purchase of computer equipment and software to assist with the service clubs administrative duties. Council heard the club is not able to use any fundraising money for administrative costs. The cost of equipment is approximately $1,800 and the Lions club’s membership will pick up the remaining $900.

Additionally, the Georges H. Primeau Cheerleaders were granted $2,500 to help pay for a trip to a provincial cheerleading competition. Council had granted the group $2,500 in 2009 to attend a competition in British Columbia where the cheerleading group took a first and third place award.

The $5,900 in grant spending approved Tuesday night brings Morinville’s 2010 Community Grant spending to $24,025. A total of $27,500 is budgeted for the program each year.

FCSS Grant recipients
Council received two applicants for the second intake of FCSS grant funding.

Heritage Lodge applied for and received $800 to assist with their Meals on Wheels program, a weekly service provided to area seniors who are unable to prepare their own meals. The $800 in grant funding will be used to purchase carrying cases and disposable food containers.

Another $2,000 was granted to Georges H. Primeau for their Heroes Program, a weekly program offered to junior high school students focusing on the belief that everyone has gifts, abilities and the desire to succeed. The Heroes Program is being supported by the Town of Morinville’s FCSS department and the $2,000 in grant funding will be used to purchase resource books which students keep at the end of the 12-week program.

The $2,800 in FCSS grant funding approved Tuesday night brings Morinville’s 2010 FCSS grant funding to $9,400. Each year, Morinville allocates $10,000 in funding through the FCSS grant program.

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