Burlington Investing Over $30K in These Projects

 

The city of Burlington recently announced that it will be investing over $30,000 in a number of community projects this year.

In total, Burlington will be investing $30,895 in five projects as part of the 2019 Neighbourhood Community Matching Fund Program.

The selected groups will receive funding from the city, up to a maximum of $10,000,” reads a recent press release from the city. “The community groups behind each project will then match the city’s funding with an equal contribution made through any combination of volunteer hours, donated services, donated materials and supplies or other funds raised, such as cash donations.”

The five selected recipients are as follows.

  • Burlington Lawn Bowling - will work to establish a junior lawn bowling program within the existing organization.
  • LIFT Kids - will offer an afternoon drop-in program in the park for eight weeks in July and August.
  • Park on the Path - will work to build a new parkette.
  • The Butt Stops Here - will work to install recycling units in key locations throughout the city for discarded cigarette butts.
  • Voices of Burlington’s Older Adults - will work to create and book of poems, short stories, and other creative works to be distributed to libraries, community centres, hospitals, and retirement homes.

These projects, as mentioned, will be worked on over the next year. Click here for more information about each project.

This year, according to the release, is the fourth year of the Neighbourhood Community Matching Fund. And in the release, Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward explained why the fund is so important.

There are so many great programs and initiatives led by our local residents and organizations that can sometimes get stalled simply due to insufficient funding,” Meed Ward said in a statement. “That’s why our Neighbourhood Community Matching Fund program is so important — it helps make these grass-roots projects happen. When we have community members and groups working together to make a local area better or for a particular cause, we all win. I look forward to seeing these initiatives come to life.”

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