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Lacombe & District FCSS to receive funding for the 2018 Community Grant Program

Lacombe, Alberta (April 6, 2018) - The Lacombe & District FCSS Board of Directors and the City of Lacombe are pleased to announce the projects approved to receive funding for the 2018 Community Grant Program.

The annual external grant program for Lacombe & District FCSS is designed to support local social service programs that are preventive in nature, promote and enhance the well-being of individuals, families and the community. 

“Lacombe & District FCSS is pleased to partner with the City and community organizations to address community needs and help support individuals and families,” said Lacombe & District FCSS Executive Director Susan MacDonald. “The 2018 approved projects will benefit many in our community and also address the FCSS goal of providing supports across the lifespan.  We are pleased to support three new initiatives this year including; Connect Parent Group, a new program to support parents of children aged 8 to 18 will be offered through County of Lacombe Lifelong Learning Association, Kozy Korner Senior’s Centre will be offering new activities for community seniors and the Centre for Peace and Justice will be facilitating conflict skills training workshops. This year’s FCSS grant funding will also assist ongoing children & youth programs offered through Big Brothers & Big Sisters and Central Alberta Youth Unlimited. Teenage moms will be supported through the CYU Stepping Stones program and local seniors will be supported through the efforts of Volunteer Link programs.

The City of Lacombe has provided Lacombe & District FCSS with additional funds to facilitate the 2018 Community Grant Program. The available funding for 2018 is $31,500, which has been made available to community groups engaged in preventative social programs.

The City of Lacombe appreciates the wide array of services provided to citizens via the not-for profit sector and is pleased to collaborate to further enhance  their contributions to our community, said Community Services Director Brenda Vaughan.

Below is the list of local community organizations who received funding through the 2018 FCSS Community Grant Program:

Community Group

Project Title

Grant Approval

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Community Mentoring

10,912

Youth Unlimited

Youth Drop In Program

5,138

Youth Unlimited

Stepping Stones

3,062

Volunteer Link

Volunteer Link Office Operations

5,725

Lacombe Lifelong Learning

Connect Parent Group

4,600

Kozy Korner Senior’s

Special Events

1,063

Centre for Peace & Justice

Conflict Skills Training Workshops

1,000

Total Grant Allocations

$31,500


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