Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta announces ‘Healthy Communities Initiative’

The Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta say they have teamed up with the federal government’s new Healthy Communities Initiative. This is a partnership with the Canadian Urban Institute and Community Foundations across Canada to provide $31-million in grant money to help local infrastructure projects during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Community Foundation of Lethbridge will support the Southern Alberta coalition, which includes initiatives from Red Deer, down to the US/Canada border.

Charities, Indigenous communities, nonprofit organizations, and municipalities can apply for funding from $5,000 and $250,000 for projects that will help with digital solutions, start safe public spaces, provide better mobility options, and help with digital solutions to help Southern Alberta during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The following are options for projects:

  • Community gardens being created
  • Installations of art
  • Wifi that will be free in certain public spaces
  • Safe social distancing for the adaptation of crosswalks and public transport

The deadline for applications is March 9, 2021. In May of this year, there will be another announcement for a second round of funding.

You can visit https://communityfoundations.ca/initiatives/chci/ for more information.

Micah Quinn

Micah Quinn

After graduating from Mount Royal University in Calgary with a Broadcasting Diploma, Micah made the trek down to Lethbridge to work for Bridge City News. He has previously worked at City TV Calgary on the Breakfast Television morning show. He looks forward to connecting with this community, and reaching a new audience. Micah has a passion for interviewing and finding out why people think the way they do. You’ll often find him pursuing local feature stories and hard news.

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