Two organizations in Powell River are receiving a combined $88,660 in capital project funding from the province.
One $71,660 grant will go to inclusion Powell River Society to support the purchase of three new wheelchair accessible vans.
“We are so excited,” said inclusion Powell River chief executive officer Lilla Tipton. “We have been unable to purchase new vehicles for many years and this grant will really make a difference and ensure that we can continue to provide opportunities for the people we serve to fully participate in their community.”
Another $17,000 grant will go to Powell River Curling Club to support facility renovations.
These Powell River community organizations are two of 63 benefitting from the capital project grant, which funds upgrades to community facilities, infrastructure, and equipment.
“These organizations play an important role in bringing people together and making Powell River even more safe, fun and inclusive for everyone,” said Powell River-Sunshine Coast MLA Nicholas Simons. “This funding will help them serve our community even better.”
In 2019/2020, the province is providing $5 million in capital project grants for organizations to buy and upgrade community facilities, infrastructure and equipment.
The capital projects program is part of the annual $140 million community gaming grants program supporting about 5,000 community organizations that deliver arts and culture, sport, environment, public safety, human and social services, and parent advisory councils.