Councillors approve $220K in funding for 34 local groups

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Yellowknife councillors voted unanimously on Monday to distribute over $220,000 in funding to 34 different organizations in 2017.

The grants will be distributed following recommendations presented by the city’s Grant Review Committee.

Council also voted to transfer any unused funds into a reserve fund and direct the Grant Review Committee to examine the manner in which grants are handed out going forward.

The following local groups will receive funding in 2017:

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Multi-year Funding

Folk on the Rocks: $15,000 (2017, 2018, 2019)
NWT Wellness Society: $2,000 (2017, 2018, 2019)


Yellowknife Farmers Market: $15,000
Canadian Championship Dog Derby: $13,000
Association Franco-culturelle de Yellowknife: $10,000
Long John Jamboree: $10,000
Midnight Sun Fly-In Association: $10,000
Old Town Community Association: $10,000
Music NWT: $5,000
NWT Judo: $5,000
Ptarmicon Society: $5,000
Northwords Writers’ Festival Society: $4,000
NWT Mining Heritage: $4,000
NWT Riders Association: $2,000
Canadian Parents for French: $1,000

Community Service

Foster Family Coalition of the NWT: $10,000
Rainbow Coalition of Yellowknife: $10,000
Yellowknife Association for Community Living: $10,000
Yellowknife Golf Club Association: $10,000
Yellowknife Polar Bear Swim Club: $10,000
YWCA Yellowknife: $10,000
Council of the NWT/NU Order of St. John Ambulance: $9,000
Great Slave Snowmobile Association: $5,000
NWT Soccer: $5,000
Special Olympics NWT: $5,000
Yellowknife Marine Rescue: $5,000
Young Life of Canada; The Rock Skateboarding Ministries: $5,000
Great Slave Sailing Club: $4,000
Yellowknife District Girl Guides: $4,000
John Howard Society: $2,500
NWT/NU Crime Stoppers Association: $2,500
MS Society – Yellowknife Branch: $2,000
NWT Breast Health/Breast Cancer Action Group: $1,300

Grand Total: $221,300

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