This year's Refresh Program was a bit different from what we have ran in the past. The application process was an online application. For us, this is way easier to track and accept the applications. Especially, in these times of the Pandemic. However, I know those applying were not as keen on the online site. But once we helped them walk through the process, I feel it went well for them.
This year we had a total of 18 applications come to us and we were able to fund 16 of those applications. The total investment to this year's Refresh Program is $23,445.00 that will be granted to various organizations and communities in our region for them to complete their projects. The various project ideas are the exciting part of the program and this year did not dissapoint!
Here are the list of winners for the 2021 Refresh Program -
Town of Gull Lake .. Eagles Community Center Sign Project .. $1500
Village of Hazlet .. Community Green Space Project .. $1000
Town of Shaunavon .. Cemetery Project .. $2000
Town of Maple Creek .. Welcome sign project .. $365
Village of Tompkins .. Park upgrade project .. $1000
Alleykatz Early Learning Center .. Building Maintenance .. $2000
Village of Val Marie .. Windows upgrades .. $1500
Village of Cabri .. Green space upgrade project .. $1000
Town of Kyle .. Daycare Project .. $2000
Hamlet of Bracken .. Park upgrade project .. $1000
Village of Eastend .. Welcome sign project .. $1080
Village of Rush Lake .. Rink upkeep project .. $1500
Village of Abbey .. ABC Center landscape project .. $1500
Village of Richmound .. Mainstreet project .. $2000
Village of Vanguard .. Restore town square statue project .. $2000
Hamlet of Neville .. Welcome sign project .. $2000
*Note for all those winners, as always, if the funds are needed in advance to project preparations please contact Kara at Community Futures Southwest and we will work with you to have them to you sooner than later. Any extensions on deadlines for the projects, and to send a final report of the project again, please contact Kara. You can also email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Next year's Refresh Program applications will be loaded to the online portal and will open in January 2022. The deadline to apply will be February 28, 2022. If you have applied before there is no rule you can not apply again so apply as many times as required. We like to see the various projects for your community and the organizations making up your communities! Looking forward to next year's program.
Congratulations to all the winners of this year's program. We are excited to see the finished project!!