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News Release - Manitoba

September 17, 2015


The Community Places program will celebrate its 30th year supporting recreational and cultural sites with $3.5 million in grants available to non-profit and community organizations, Housing and Community Development Minister Mohinder Saran announced today.

“For 30 years, the Community Places program has supported improvements, renovations and upgrades that have benefited residents and communities,” said Minister Saran.  “There are thousands of sites across Manitoba providing recreational, wellness and cultural opportunities that can benefit from this grant.  I am honoured to be part of this special milestone and encourage non-profit organizations to apply.”

Community Places provides funding and planning assistance to non-profit community organizations to build, upgrade, expand or acquire facilities focused on recreation and wellness.  Minister Saran made the announcement at Maples Daycare Inc., which received $15,000 earlier this year to upgrade its outdoor play space.

“For 30 years, Community Places has helped thousands of kids get their best start with more opportunities to have fun and make friends in their neighbourhood,” said Susan Madzik, director, Maples Daycare Inc.  “We’re grateful for their help in expanding our green space at our location in Amber Trails School.”

Since it was established in 1986, the Community Places program has provided more than $115 million to support more than 7,500 community-lead projects across Manitoba.  Applicants contribute to project costs through local fundraising efforts, grants from other sources or donated labour and materials.

The deadline to apply is Dec. 15.  More information about the grant program, eligibility requirements and previous funding recipients is available online at

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