NS Government: Investments to Improve Community Facilities

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NS Government: Investments to Improve Community Facilities

by ahnationtalk on October 30, 2020116 Views

October 30, 2020

NOTE TO EDITORS: Photos of Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister Suzanne Lohnes-Croft with staff and volunteers at the Brunswick Street Mission are available at https://novascotia.ca/news/photos/2020/10/29/

NOTE: A list of 2020 grant recipients follows this release.

Nova Scotia communities depend on safe spaces where people can gather, celebrate and connect. To support these spaces, the province is investing in 36 projects that will improve existing cultural and community facilities.

The Brunswick Street Mission in Halifax is receiving $44,000 through the Community Facilities Improvement Program to upgrade its food and clothing bank work space and kitchenette, install new flooring and add an accessible washroom and laundry area. The project will help the organization make better use of its existing space to better serve its clients.

“Through our Culture Action Plan, we’re working to ensure communities have safe, comfortable spaces that foster community pride and build stronger connections,” said Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister Suzanne Lohnes-Croft. “It was such a pleasure to spend time with staff and volunteers at the Brunswick Street Mission this week and see firsthand how this investment will help them better serve their clients.”

A total of $910,000 will be invested in projects across the province this year through the program.

Quotes:

The renovations we are doing will transform our space into one that is brighter, more welcoming, more accessible, so we can provide more programs – and ultimately help more people. Sandra Nicholas, executive director, Brunswick Street Mission

Quick Facts:

  • the province approved 36 applications by registered not-for-profit organizations across the province which operate primarily for community, culture and diversity benefit
  • Brunswick Street Mission has been serving the community since 1860
  • the mission works to meet the needs of individuals, couples and families with children facing poverty and homelessness
  • Communities, Culture and Heritage funds community infrastructure through a variety of programs, including the Recreation Facility Development grant program, the Legion Capital Assistance Program, and community and small business ACCESS-Ability grant programs

Additional Resources:

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Media Contacts:

Brett Loney
Communities, Culture and Heritage Cell: 902-497-0269 Email: [email protected]

Carmen Boyko
Brunswick Street Mission 902-292-6187 Email: [email protected]

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