November 23rd, 2015 White Horse, NWT
More than $ 60,000 will be making its way to a number of organizations. Whitehorse is preparing for a large number of programs and events between now and next June according to Canadian Grants Business Center.
At the city council meeting Monday, members approved $ 36,100 in grants this fall with $ 25,200 in cash and $ 52,222 in services for festivals and special events set for the first half of the next year.
The biggest subsidies drop will go to the Yukon Arts Society for its recreational and educational arts program; Arts Underground. It will receive the full $ 12,000, the society asked for.
At the other end of the scale, receiving smaller grants of up to $ 1 920, is Playschool Association with a large portion of the funding to go towards supplies and field trips.
Other groups who will receive funding are:
- Performance Group fiddleheads to $ 2,500 for young music lessons, workshops and performances;
- Nakai Theatre Ensemble to $ 4,500 for 24 hours playwriting competition and cabaret;
- Arctic Edge Skating Club $ 5,180 for its Yukon Championships
- Yukon Learning Disabilities Association $ 10,000 for its Raven camp.
Participating in the Monday meeting of managers by conference call, Con. Rob Fendrick thanked the group to implement the recommendations for grants, noting the work “is not an easy task.”
Con. Jocelyn Curteanu then confirmed with staff that the next deadline for all types of recreation grants will be March 15, 2016.
The current recreation grant drop provides funding for ongoing programs around the city, festivals and special events also get supplies, cash and services for large events.
New applicants will receive cash and services with the biggest beneficiary being the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Society for its annual winter festival set for February 19 to 28.
It will receive $ 8,700 in financial aid as well as assistance worth more than $ 37,000.
The smallest grant of the festival – a total of $ 950 in cash without assistance – will go to the collective D60 for its art event Nuit Blanche Whitehorse scheduled for June 18-19
Also receiving funding for festivals and special events are:
- Chinese Canadian Association of Yukon to $ 1,000 in cash and no help services for its Chinese 2016 New Year Party for February 6;
- Yukon Literacy Coalition, to $ 1,000 in cash and services valued at $ 330, for its event Family Literacy Day scheduled for January 24;
- Anti-Poverty Coalition Yukon, $ 1,600 in cash without assistance services for its event Whitehorse Connects set May 26;
- Educational Theatre Society, $ 1,850 in cash and services valued at $ 4,490, for burning away the winter blues festivities planned for March 19;
- Gwaandak Theatre Society, $ 2,100 to $ 3,200 in cash and services for the Magnetic North Theatre Festival from June 10-18;
- Yukon Film Society, $ 3,000 in cash and no services for its Film Festival Light Available from February 7 to 14; and
- Yukon Quest International Association Canada, $ 5,000 in cash and $ 7,000 in services, for the portion of Whitehorse’s annual racing dog sled running from Fairbanks to Whitehorse. The race will begin February 6th in Fairbanks.