Veteran’s groups now eligible under provincial program for help with renovation projects

November 10, 2012

News Release

Economic Development Office of the Premier

Veteran’s groups now eligible under provincial program for help with renovation projects

 

09 November 2012

Media Contact(s) Bruce Macfarlane, communications, Department of Economic Development, 506-453-8607.

 

SAINT JOHN (GNB) – A provincial program that provides capital funds for family and youth groups has been amended to include a component for infrastructure projects for veterans groups. “We have taken action to enable veteran groups from across the province to receive assistance under the Family and Youth Capital Assistance Program for renovating or refurbishing their respective facilities to accommodate groups and various activities in their communities,” said Premier David Alward. “Our government recognizes the important contribution our veterans have made to their communities,” Alward said. “Veteran organizations, such as legion branches, are valued partners in our plan to rebuild New Brunswick.”

 

Under the program, veteran groups are able to apply for non-repayable contributions for up to 50 per cent of the total approved project costs to a maximum of $50,000. Eligible costs include building materials, machinery rental, and labour.

 

“The legion branches in the province will now be able to gain access to funds to help cover the cost of repairs and improvements to their facilities,” said Paul Poirier, provincial president of the Royal Canadian Legion, New Brunswick Command. “As a result, the branches will be able to continue their work of supporting the veterans, their dependants, seniors, youth and the communities throughout the province for many years to come. I want to thank Premier Alward on behalf of all our veterans and member for this assistance.”

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