Community rink affordability grant back for a fourth year

Community rink affordability grant back for a fourth year

The Government of Saskatchewan is once again offering the Community Rink Affordability Grant to communities across the province.

The Government of Saskatchewan is committing $1.7 million to the grant program in 2015.  Over the past three years, the program has granted $4.8 million supporting the operations of 1,941 recreational ice surfaces all over Saskatchewan.  The grant helps support operations and minor capital upgrades.

“The ice rinks across our province serve many residents as hubs for physical activity and community involvement,” Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Mark Docherty said.  “The Community Rink Affordability Grant contributes to the maintenance and operation of our rinks so that citizens of all ages may enjoy skating, curling and playing hockey.  Our winters don’t seem as long when we step out on the ice and participate in the activities we enjoy.”

The Community Rink Affordability Grant provides funding to Saskatchewan’s community-owned indoor skating and curling rinks. Communities, schools, non-profits and First Nations are eligible to apply to the program.

Applications are being accepted until December 15, 2015.  Successful applicants receive a grant of $2,500 per indoor ice surface.

The Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association (SPRA) has administered and delivered the program since its inception and will do so again in 2015.

“SPRA is proud to partner with the Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport to administer the Community Rink Affordability Grant again in 2015,” Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association President Mike Powell said.  “We receive a significant amount of positive feedback from communities across Saskatchewan who are pleased to receive grant support from our government.  This grant aids in the upkeep and maintenance of our rinks – creating quality ice surfaces and facilities.”

To register for the Community Rink Affordability Grant program, please complete the online form found on the Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association’s website at http://www.spra.sk.ca/crag.

via SW Sask News – Prairie Post – Prairie Post http://ift.tt/1R8TUqv

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