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City provides $35k for eight community projects

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Baseball backstop at Lakeshore Public School will be replaced, thanks to efforts of LPS student.

The City of Burlington has awarded $35,870 to eight community projects as part of the Neighbourhood Community Matching Fund launched earlier this year. The fund encourages residents to come together to lead neighbourhood and community projects. Funding is only available for new, one-time events.

The eight community projects selected are:

  • Lakeshore Public School – improvements to the baseball diamond
  • Mountainside community – art workshops
  • Pinemeadow Park – a playground made from natural materials
  • Alton Village  – a weekly community picnic
  • Bruce T. Lindley Public School – a landscape improvement project
  • Norton Community Park – a new mural
  • General Brock Park – a greening improvement project
  • A literacy project for individuals with developmental disabilities.

The selected groups will receive up to 50 per cent of the funding for their projects from the city, up to a maximum of $5,000. The community groups behind each project will then match this funding with an equal contribution made up through any combination of volunteer hours, donated services, donated materials and supplies or other funds raised, such as cash donations.

Work on the eight projects will take place over the next year.

Groups interested in learning more about application submissions for 2017 can visit www.burlington.ca/matchingfund.

 

Written by Marianne Meed Ward

A Better Burlington began in 2006 after my neighbours said they felt left out of city decisions, learning about them only after they’d been made.

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