Applications for Community Investment Fund Projects due April 29

matching fund logoApplications for the city’s Neighbourhood Community Matching Fund are due Friday, April 29.  The fund will provide up to $5,000 to support community projects led by neighbourhood and community groups.

Approved projects will get up to 50% 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.

For more information, including the fund’s criteria guidelinesapplication form, and budget worksheet, please visit

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