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Woodstock City Council Approves Fall Community Grants

Woodstock City Council has distributed $44,000 in community grant funding to eleven local causes and organizations.

WOODSTOCK - Woodstock City Council has dished out their last round of community grants for the year.

Councillor Todd Poetter says they had $151,000 in local slot revenue to work with this year.

"We gave out $83,000 in March and in this time period we gave out $44,000. We still have $24,000 left for this year for any late applications that come in."

The latest recipients are as follows; 

Friendly City Taekwondo Parent and Student Council ($7,800) - To help send 15 students to the Canadian Nationals in Calgary.

Woodstock Legion Athletic Club ($6,000) - To help student athletes compete at provincial and national competitions and tournaments.

Beginnings Family Services Pregnancy Care Centre ($5,000) - To help increase capacity and maintain ongoing programs by purchasing curriculum, workbooks and rental costs. They will also introduce one additional client resource worker.

Canadian Cancer Society of Oxford ($5,000) - To benefit their Wheels of Hope transportation service. Taking cancer patients to and from doctor's appointments in London.

Woodstock Santa Claus Parade Committee ($5,000) - To help run and operate the annual Santa Claus Parade on November 17th 2018.

13th Woodstock Scouts ($5,000) - To purchase two AED's for their camp locations.

Woodstock Badminton Club ($3,000) - To benefit club advertising, certification, software, equipment and team uniforms.

Woodstock Fanshawe Singers ($3,000) - To cover travel opportunity costs for music majors to come to Woodstock and practice their craft.

Victoria's Quilts Sharon Knott ($2,000) - To purchase fabric and sewing supplies to create quilts for local cancer patients.

Oxford Winds Concert Band ($1,500) - To help cover the rising costs of insurance, rental of weekly rehearsal space, and storage for the music library and instruments.

Woodstock Dragon Boat Club ($847.50) - To cover the registration cost at the Ottawa Ice Dragon Boat Festival.

Poetter encourages community organizations to apply for the next round of community funding next spring.

"They will find that information on the city website under the Community Grants Program and they have until March. Lots of time to get that application in."

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