Winnipeg, MB – Twenty City-owned community centres will receive funding for renovations through the City of Winnipeg’s Community Centre Renovation Grant Program (CCRGP).
“Community centres are important gathering spaces for residents of all ages and that’s why I was pleased to commit to more than doubling annual program funding during the last election,” said Mayor Brian Bowman. “Today’s announcement provides funding to support important upgrades and renovations that will ensure these spaces will continue to have positive impacts in the communities they serve.”
“Community centres are essential for building safe and healthy communities where residents can find a space for recreation, learning, play, or shelter,” said Sherri Rollins, Chairperson of the Standing Policy Committee on Protection, Community Services and Parks. “Many dedicated people, including volunteers, spend countless hours working to ensure these hearts of our neighbourhoods keep beating. I’m pleased we can support their efforts through this funding.”
The community centres receiving grants are:
- Bord Aire
- Burton Cummings
- East Elmwood
- Greendell Park
- Notre Dame
- Sinclair Park
- South Winnipeg
- St. Norbert
- Transcona East End
The CCRGP received 28 applications, requesting a total of $1,969,374.05 during the Spring 2022 Intake period. Twenty applications totaling $1,382,955.33 were approved.
The program ensures that City-owned, board-run community centres can access much-needed assistance required to complete facility repairs, upgrades, retrofits, safety improvements, and renovation projects.
The program has two intake periods each year: a spring intake in March and a fall intake in October. Since the program’s inception in 2012, the City has invested over $12.6 million towards community centre renovations across Winnipeg.
Information regarding the CCRGP, including how community centres can apply, can be found at City of Winnipeg – Community Centres.