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Estevan-area organizations benefit from CIF grants

CIF grants will contribute to the wellbeing of 118 communities across Saskatchewan, including several in the Estevan area. 
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City of Estevan will receive a $3,000 CIF grant for its summer playpark program.

ESTEVAN - Saskatchewan communities will benefit from 324 grants totalling nearly $3.37 million from the Community Initiatives Fund’s (CIF) Feb. 1st and April 1 deadlines.  

These grants will contribute to the wellbeing of 118 communities across Saskatchewan. 

The Estevan Area Literacy Group received $9,280 for its Learn and Grow Program. 

Also receiving support were Carlyle’s Cornerstone Family and Youth Centre, which will get $20,000 for community programming and education; the Lampman Family Centre, which received $15,000 for the healthy rural family project; and the Oxbow Prairie Horizons School, which received $4,000 for its enhanced breakfast program. 

As for the summer grant program, beneficiaries include the City of Estevan ($3,000) for its summer playpark program, the Estevan Area Literacy Group ($4,000) for Nature Smarts, the Estevan Art Gallery and Museum ($4,000) for summer camps; the Estevan Early Years Family Resource Centre ($4,000) for summer camps; the Souris Valley Museum ($4,000) for summer education and programming, and the Souris Valley Theatre ($4,000) for summer youth drama camps. 

Three projects in Carlyle received support: the Cornerstone Family and Youth Centre ($4,000) for summer programs, the Southeast Regional Library’s Carlyle branch ($500) for a summer program, and the Town of Carlyle ($1,400) for a summer pool program.  

Projects getting support in Midale were the Southeast Regional Library’s Midale branch ($840) for a summer reading program and the Town of Midale ($1,400) for the Keeping Cool in the Pool program.  

Two projects in Oxbow received contributions, too: the Expressway Family Centre ($3,600) for community summer programming, and the Oxbow and District Recreation Board ($1,400) for summer activities.  

These programs provide opportunities for children and youth to gain knowledge, skills and supports to promote positive mental health, self-esteem and healthy lifestyle behaviours, and to ensure families have access to resources to create healthy and caring environments.  

Funding also supports non-profit organizations to enhance their program delivery, governance and leadership capacities, and to engage individuals as volunteers. 

The CIF is a special purpose fund created through the Saskatchewan Gaming Corporation Act and managed by a government-appointed board of community volunteers. 

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