MLA Simons says funding will support safe social service delivery in Powell River

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POWELL RIVER – New Democrat MLA Nicholas Simons says that $72,000 in funding from the province will help support safer social service delivery in Powell River. 


The funding will go to the Inclusion Powell River Society for the creation of an outdoor ‘warm room’ to deliver physically distanced programming, including the purchase of heaters, temporary walls, and outdoor seating. 


“Adapting to COVID-19 has been challenging for local organizations, especially ones that have needed to make investments in new spaces and equipment,” said Simons, MLA for Powell River-Sunshine Coast. “This support will help the Inclusion Powell River Society keep doing the important work they do, with the help of a safe and comfortable new space.”


This is one of 53 local not-for-profit organizations around B.C. receiving support this year from the capital project stream of the Community Gaming Grants program.  


This year, the program prioritized capital project requests from not-for-profits facing an increased demand for services or requiring modifications to programs and facilities to meet public health and safety guidelines.  


The program has made it a condition that all grant funding this year complies with Provincial Health Officer orders and is providing flexibility for organizations to delay project and service delivery until they can do so safely.  

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