Government Announces Funding for Arenas and Pools
The provincial government has announced approximately $600,000 in funding to support community arenas and pools throughout the province.
The funding is intended to assist municipalities that encountered additional expenses and lost revenue as a result of COVID-19.
The funding was approved through the Special Assistance Grant program to provide a one-time grant of up to $10,000 for municipalities, registered non-profits, private organizations or partnerships operating arenas or pools.
Each municipality will receive one grant to be distributed at its discretion to this type of facility in its community. The grant will be provided based on reported loss of revenue or operational assistance to arenas and pools depending on lost revenue or additional expenses due to COVID-19.
Registered non-profits will be eligible to apply on their own but must provide proof of their status. Arenas that are privately owned or owned by a partnership will be eligible to apply on their own.