DDCF distributes spring grants

Published on Tuesday, 16 May 2023 08:02

The Dauphin and District Community Foundation (DDCF) announced 13 grant recipients at the State of the City address, hosted by the Parkland Chamber of Commerce, May 9.

DDCF’s spring intake allowed them to hand out $73,738 in grants to 13 groups and organizations.

Here is a list of the grant recipients.

• Almost New Store - $15,000 for front door repair, including replacing cement footing;
• City of Dauphin -$2,500 for a digital kiosk to provide customers with accessible and low barrier tools;
• Dauphin and District Handivan - $7,500 to assist with the conversion costs of a van to accommodate a ramp allowing larger wheelchairs;
• Dauphin Church of Christ - $6,687 for the Whitmore School food program for the weeks before and after the Food for Thought program is running;
• Dauphin junior recreation hockey - $2,116 for goalie equipment;
• Dauphin Neighbourhood Renewal - $10,000 toward the repair of the DNRC auditorium roof;
• Dauphin Pickle Ball Club - $1,500 toward the purchase of nets, equipment and school rental;
• Dauphin Pottery and Ceramics Club - $4,083 to replace two 50-year-old potter’s wheels;
• Loray Manor (Parkland assisted living) - $7,000 for security panel repair;
• Mackenzie Middle School - $4,352 to replace disposable dishes and cutlery with sustainable products;
• Mountain View School Division - $3,000 toward rent for the alternative education program;
• Maamawii Park - $5,000 part of DDCF’s $30,000 commitment over three years; and
• South Parkland Healthy Child Coalition - $5,000 to establish an indoor playground and family room at Parkland Crossing for child programs, family resources and parent education.

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