Rodeo, sports and arts groups getting provincial aid

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Performing arts, sports and rodeo organizations will get $17 million in provincial aid. The groups have been “hard hit” by the pandemic as they’ve lost their revenue but still have ongoing overhead costs, the government said. The $12-million Stabilize Program will provide one-time grants to cover up to 25 per cent of eligible expenses of non-profits that host rodeos; professional and elite amateur sports organizations; and non-profits that own and/or operate arts venues. The Stabilize Donation Matching stream will allocate $5 million to match private donations (from a minimum $250,000 to a maximum $1 million) dollar for dollar to eligible non-profits. The application deadline is Feb. 18. For details, go to alberta.ca (search for ‘stabilize program’).

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