City hall staff will be at community centre locations to help people apply for $5000 grants - will there be long line ups to get in?

News 100 greenBy Staff

April 1, 2016


It’s a great idea but the take up within the community hasn’t been as strong as the Parks and Recreation people would like it to have been.

Perhaps people don’t fully understand the process? Maybe it’s too bureaucratic? Whatever – the city is going to put some of their troops into the community and help people complete their applications before the April 29th deadline.

What is your idea for the community? The city wants to help groups that have a great idea for the community get up to $5,000 in funding to make those ideas happen.

The city is hosting five workshops to help groups complete their Neighbourhood Community Matching Fund applications before the April 29, 2016, deadline.

The fund will provide up to $5,000 to support projects led by neighbourhood and community groups. Approved projects will get up to 50 per cent of the funding for
the project from the city. The neighbourhood or community group will match this funding with an equal value through any combination of volunteer hours, donated
services, donated materials and supplies or other funds raised.

Workshops to offer both information and hands-on help will take place:

Mountainside outside entrace - public rt spot

Mountainside Recreation Centre

Monday, April 4, 7 to 9 p.m.
Mountainside Recreation Centre, 2205 Mount Forest Dr.
Community Room 2

Wednesday, April 6, 7 to 9 p.m.
Appleby Ice Centre, 1201 Appleby Line
Multipurpose Room

Tuesday, April 12, 7 to 9 p.m.
Tansley Woods Community Centre, 1996 Itabashi Way
Holland Room

Seniors Centre

Burlington Seniors’ Centre

Wednesday, April 13, 7 to 9 p.m.
Burlington Seniors’ Centre, 2285 New St.
Boutique and Multipurpose Room

Thursday, April 14, 7 to 9 p.m.
Aldershot Arena, 494 Townsend Ave.
Community Room

Participants are asked to RSVP to the day before the workshop they wish to attend.

Those who can’t attend can visit for more information.

Next week the Gazette will be running a series of articles on the Love my Hood program the city is also offering.  One way or another – the parks and recreation people are going to get you to do something to make this city a nicer, better place to live in.

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