$500,000 in Additional Support for the Building Sustainable Communities Program Projects


Three more community projects will receive investment of nearly $500,000 from the Building Sustainable Communities (BSC) program.

  • The Khalsa Diwan Society is receiving up to $300,000 in capital funding to support its facility upgrade project. The project will support renovating its gathering space, expanding the kitchen, developing community activity space and improving energy efficiency.
  • The Town of Arborg is receiving up to $157,000 to support its community training and meeting centre project to enhance meeting space and programming activities.
  • The Portage Pickleball Club is receiving up to $25,000 to support its multipurpose court upgrades project, which will repair and reconfigure its courts.

With this additional investment, the 2022-23 BSC program has increased to nearly $26 million to support 430 community development projects across Manitoba.

Launched in 2019, the BSC program offers municipalities and non-profit organizations a streamlined process to apply for community grants for planning activities, organizational capacity-building projects, equipment costs, capital infrastructure and other local or regional initiatives that enhance the sustainability of communities.

Projects can receive up to 50% toward eligible costs, with a maximum grant of $75,000. The BSC program was expanded in 2021-22 to cover up to 50% of eligible costs for larger-scale capital projects, with a maximum grant of $300,000. Approved projects, except for planning activities, are required to contribute a minimum of 10 per cent from non-government sources. For more information on the BSC program, visit www.gov.mb.ca/grants/grant-name.html#b.

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