In a unanimous decision, the Cold Lake City council has endorsed the recommendation of the FCSS Advisory Committee, approving three grants totaling $22,750 under the City of Cold Lake’s Social Inclusion and Infrastructure Grant policy.
The Social Inclusion and Infrastructure Grant, a creation of the City of Cold Lake, aims to support organizations dedicated to funding projects that assist vulnerable individuals in the community. To qualify, successful applicants must present a program or project to mitigate social issues through preventative, intervention-based initiatives or a combination of both.
This grant, established as a five-year program, allocates $100,000 annually, with application deadlines set for October 1 each year. Having commenced in 2021, the program’s final intake is scheduled for 2025.
The triumphant recipients of the 2023 Social Inclusion and Infrastructure Grants are as follows:
Cold Lake Native Friendship Centre Society: Awarded $5,000 to support training costs for culturally appropriate programs, fostering positive community relationships through cultual knowledge.
Age Friendly Cold Lake Society: Granted $15,800 to cover expenses related to training, volunteer recognition, program supplies, and the marketing of their programs and services.
Cold Lake John Howard Society: Receives $1,950 to aid in training and program expenses for their services addressing food insecurity and providing temporary shelter for those in need.
For further details about the City of Cold Lake’s Social Inclusion and Infrastructure Grant, visit www.coldlake.com/grants.