Almost $1.45 million dollars has been awarded to twenty-four community projects in Tier 1 and Tier 3 funding through the Community Development Fund's January 2020 intake.
The approved community projects range from the Yukon Broomball Association receiving funding to replace the rink's fabric roof and switch over to energy-efficient LED light bulbs, to the Teslin Historical and Museum Society improving the security of artifacts at the George Johnson Museum.
Minister of Economic Development Ranj Pillai said in a statement, These projects are a testament to the diverse interests of Yukoners from planning, sport and recreation to community and culture. I'm proud of the excellent work we are able to support through the Community Development Fund, which is helping to build healthy, vibrant communities where Yukoners thrive.
The Community Development Fund provides funding for projects, events and initiatives that provide long-term, sustainable economic and social benefits for Yukon communities. The Fund provides up to 90 per cent of the total project costs and funding is divided into three tiers with the following application deadlines:
Tier 1: Applications of $20,000 or less (January 15, May 15, July 15 and October 15).
Tier 2: Applications between $20,000 and $75,000 (April 15 and September 15).
Tier 3: Applications over $75,000 (January 15).
Other Community Development Fund recipients include the Yukon First Nation Chamber of Commerce, the Royal Canadian Legion, Hospice Yukon Society, Association Franco-Yukonnaise and the Flatwater Paddling North Society.