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Grant Match recommends grant switch for rec projects

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Southgate decided to apply to a different government program for a better chance of getting funding for updating the building at Dundalk pool.

At the same time, work at the Lions Pavilion and the lawn bowling greens was added, Kevin Green, facilities manager, reported to Southgate council on July 21.

The consultant Grant Match recommended the strategy as the second grant had just opened up and is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Council agreed, and the application is heading off to the Canada Community Revitalization Fund.

The work at the lawn bowling greens would be landscaping of the patio area, along with an accessible entrance to the bowling greens.

At the pavilion, as well as addressing structural issues, there would be a new accessible entrance, a commercial kitchen and accessible washrooms. Separate campers’ accessible washrooms and showers are also included.

Canada Community Fund will pay 75% of eligible project cost, and has a higher limit than the other program considered. Southgate’s submission asks for $589,000, with Southgate’s share to come from township reserve funds.

M.T. Fernandes, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Dundalk Herald

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