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City of Langley grants gone in one shot

Brenda Anderson

Times Reporter

Any local community group or agency still hoping to be considered for a grant from the City of Langley for 2013 is out of luck.

Council announced on Monday night (Feb. 18) that, for the first time, it had awarded its entire $150,000 grant allocation for the year in one go-around.

Councillor Gayle Martin called it a good news, bad news scenario, noting “there’s $150,000 being given out, but that’s all there is.”

That was still less than half the $343,000 total requested by community groups.

In past years, the City has offered a second opportunity for groups to apply for the funds which are taken from casino revenue.

On average, the City has been receiving about $6 million a year from Cascades since it opened in 2005, but with proceeds steadily declining, next year the City will move from a set amount to a percentage of what they receive — 2.6 per cent, to be exact.

Asked to illustrate that, director of corporate services Darrin Leite explained that if the City were to receive, for example, $5 million from Cascades, it would be able to hand out a total of $130,000 in grants that year.

The deadline for applications is Dec. 15 for funding in the subsequent year.

Since the grants program began in 2006 the City has awarded more than $976,000 in funds.

 

In all, 41 organizations received funding this year.

• Bard in the Valley (Spirit Square stage and rehearsal space $9,950) $10,950

• Best Babies of the Langleys $1,500

• Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley $5,000

• Blacklock Fine Arts Elementary School PAC $10,000

• Boys & Girls Club of South Coast BC $10,000

• Brookswood Baptist Church Feeding Program (DRC rental) $2,480

• Canadian Red Cross Society $1,606

• Critter Care Wildlife So ciety $3,251

• DLMA (Arts Alive) (Rental $875) $5,875

• Fibromyalgia Well Spring Foundation (Rental $500) $2,500

• Kiwanis Fraser Valley Music Festival Society $5,000

• Langley 4-H District Council $150

• Langley Arts Council $3,500

• Langley Association for Community Living (Spirit Square $632) $1,832

• Langley Canada Day Celebrations Society $5,000

• Langley Cares Society (Langley Lodge) $5,300

• Langley Children’s Society $2,500

• Langley Community Farmers Market $5,000

• Langley Early Child Development Committee (LCYC) $ 1,485

• Langley Good Times Cruise In (In Kind) $17,176

• Langley Literacy Association $2,500

• Langley Mental Health Committee (DRC rental) $300

• Langley Pos-Abilities Society (In Kind) $1,823

• Langley Royal Canadian Legion (Spirit Square) $870

• Langley Scholarship Committee  $3,600

• Langley Senior Resources Society $3,360

• Langley Ukulele Association $1,650

• Lower Fraser Valley Aboriginal Society (Spirit Square) $500

• LSS Dry Grad Committee $1,000

• McDonald’s Class Act Leadership Awards (AAMP rental) $552

• Optimist Junior Interclub Curling League $1,700

• Pitch In  $425

• PoCoMo Youth Services Society $3,240

• Royal Canadian Army Cadets 2277 $1,200

• Royal Canadian Legion – BC/Yukon Ladies Auxiliary $5,000

• Special Olympics BC $10,000

• Sports Tourism  $5,000

• Terry Fox Run (In Kind $225) $575

• Uplands Elementary School PAC $5,000

• Valley Therapeutic Equestrian Association $1,000

• Youth Parliament  $600

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