Kneehill County council approved the first round of community grants for non-profit organizations, totalling $17,778 which will be allocated to six community organizations and groups, during the regular Tuesday, April 25 council meeting.
Round one applications were previously presented during the April 18 Committee of the Whole meeting, at which time council recommended approving all applications in the full amount requested.
Round one applications:
Three Hills Minor Softball $2,000 Purchase of new softball equipment for girls between seven and 13
Three Hills and District Agricultural Society $3,884 Purchase of a snow dog track setter with cross-country attachment
Swalwell Ladies Town and Country Club $1,200 Complete a project to mark unmarked cemetery plots at the Swalwell Cemetery
Kneehill Bow Hunters and Archers Society $1,500 Purchase of new archer targets for the club
Trochu Golf and Country Club $5,925 Replace three irrigation controllers
Trochu Pottery Club $3,269 Purchase of new kiln for club
Council has an allocated budget of $50,000 to support non-profit community organizations and groups and in January had previously allocated $17,500 to the Trochu and District Agricultural Society to support the purchase of new bleachers.
The county has provided funding to most of these organizations in the past with previous grant funding applications. However, it was noted, if approved, this would be the first time the county would be supporting the Kneehill Bow Hunters and Archers Society and Trochu Pottery Club.
Council unanimously approved the funding requests totalling $17,778; this will leave $14,722 for round two applications.