Over $250,000 in provincial grants announced for community facility upgrades across HRM


Residents will benefit from a planned community centre and facility upgrades in Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) thanks to provincial grants.

“Our government understands the fundamental importance of community spaces,” said Brendan Maguire, Minister of Community Services and MLA for Halifax Atlantic, on behalf of Allan MacMaster, Minister of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage. “They are essential in maintaining personal relationships, staying physically active, keeping each other safe and fostering a sense of belonging.”

The Sambro & Area Community Association received funding for a feasibility study for the development of a new community centre to include a shoreline gazebo and, in future, a floating dock that will provide barrier-free fishing at Grand Lake in Williamswood.The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #152 in Spryfield and the Association of Bayside Camp and Retreat Centre in Sambro Head also received provincial fundingto install generators.

The grants are part of a series of announcements taking place across the province.

“After several years of fundraising towards our group’s goals and dreams, this provincial funding has energized our team and our community. It has made our end goals seem more achievable, less of a dream and a very realistic opportunity. We are very thankful for this support.” 
— Leslie Harnish, President, Sambro & Area Community Association

Quick Facts:
– grant recipients and funding amounts:
    – Sambro & Area Community Association – $150,000
    – Royal Canadian Legion Branch #152 – over $58,000
    – Association of Bayside Camp and Retreat Centre – just over $44,000
– the Province’s accessibility strategy, Access by Design 2030, outlines how the government will achieve its goal of an accessible province by providing people with disabilities equitable access to programs, services, information and infrastructure

Additional Resources:
Department of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage grants and programs: https://cch.novascotia.ca/investing-in-our-future

Online grant finder tool: https://beta.novascotia.ca/find-grants-offered-through-department-communities-culture-tourism-and-heritage

Access by Design 2030: https://novascotia.ca/accessibility/access-by-design/

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