MPP Piccini announces $125,000 to build a skateboard park in the Municipality of Brighton

Published on January 28, 2020

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BRIGHTON, ON – MPP David Piccini announced today that the Municipality of Brighton received $125,000 from the provincial government to support the construction of the Brighton skateboard park. The grant will help expand the skate park, including adding new ramps and making additional improvements for local youth.

The province’s investment in this project is expected to bring positive change to over 2,500 people in Brighton. These initiatives are helping develop and expand infrastructure to foster more active lifestyles, and this project is something the community has long been asking for.

“I am pleased that our government is supporting the Municipality of Brighton with a $125,000 grant to support a project this community wants and needs,” said David Piccini, MPP for Northumberland-Peterborough South. “With this funding, the Municipality is able to move forward with plans to build a new skateboard park for the community. This project has been widely supported by the community and I am glad to have been able to help make it a reality.”

“The Municipality of Brighton is thrilled to receive this grant,” said Mayor Brian Ostrander. “With these monies we are now in a position to proceed building a new – state of the art – skateboard park for our community.  Brighton Council and I are strong supporters of youth and youth activity in Brighton and this new park will be a testament to that engagement.”

“The members of the Volunteer Skateboard Committee are very happy and excited to hear that the Municipality of Brighton received $125,000 in grant funding from the Government of Ontario,” said Tania Light, Chair of the Brighton Skate Park Committee. “Our committee has worked hard for the past few years within our community to fundraise the amount required to expand and refurbish our skateboard park. With this grant the youth of Brighton will see it built this coming year which is fantastic!”

QUICK FACTS

- Capital grants from the Government of Ontario through the Ontario Trillium Foundation help improve and broaden access to community spaces. Activities funded include:

o   Buying and installing equipment

o   Doing renovations, installations and repairs

o   Building structures or spaces

- Ontario Trillium Foundation provides grant funding through the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services’ Youth Opportunities Fund, and three investment streams:

o   Seed: starting projects at the idea or conceptual stage

o   Grow: building on the success of a proven model or program

o   Capital: broadening access to and improving community spaces

- The Government of Ontario through the Ontario Trillium Foundation approved 237 grants through its capital investment stream.

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Ontario Trillium Foundation website

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