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Legion, environment and support centres get funding from Langford – Peninsula News Review

Legion, environment and support centres get funding from Langford – Peninsula News Review

Langford provided $22,000 in grants for eight organizations.

Council approved all of the historically funded requests – based on the finance committee’s recommendations – but rejected two of the three new requests, “due to budgetary constraints,” according to a City of Langford report.

The Royal Canadian Legion received $6,000 total. Half of the money was for the Remembrance Day luncheon and half to fund a Christmas Dinner 2022. There was also a $1,000 for Goldstream Nature House’s Chum sponsorship program, plus $3,000 for a Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria and Area mentoring program.

The Open Gate Church received $4500 in funding to supply fresh produce to low-income residents of the Westshore. The Victoria Sexual Assault Centre received $5,000 to maintain the Sexual Assault clinic for Langford residents.

Capital Bike got half of the funding they requested for their Go By Bike program – receiving $1,500, while the Fed Urban Agriculture Society received $1,000 – a third of the $3,000 they had requested – to cover the cost of 75 SmartPot canvas planters with soil, starter plants and seeds for approximately 35 homes.

Council also voted in favour of the finance committee’s recommendations for new requests, rejecting the Healthy Schools, Healthy People Stewardship Committee’s application for $5,000 to expand community infrastructure and programming space, and declining Fateh Care’s – a Saanich family who deliver groceries to those in need – application for $20,000 in funding which would have gone towards the operation of a mobile food bank.

Peninsula Streams received $5,000 to organize and develop environmental projects and programs. This was the only new request approved.

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