Grant funding to be dispersed differently

Will Van Osch

Will Van Osch

The next phase of Community Connections funding will be dispersed differently this time around.

“What they decided this time is to use it over a larger number of schools with a whole host of smaller projects,” says Trustee Will Van Osch.

Previously, he adds, greater amounts had been granted to fewer schools, with the result that some larger-scale projects were never completed, so that provincial funding was simply lost.

The first time the funding was offered, an opportunity was missed to the tune of $147,000 for a school gym that never materialized, he explains.

The grants have become smaller since then, but the trustee says that the balance of $30,000 in the second round of this year’s funding will now be shared by 28 schools in the district.