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Wentworth learning centre receiving Building Vibrant Communities funding

WENTWORTH, N.S. - The Wentworth Learning Centre Cooperative Ltd. is receiving $9,776 for in-service child care and day trips through the Building Vibrant Communities Program that helps community-based organizations develop innovative approaches and build their capacity as government works to reduce poverty in the province.

Forty projects across the province will receive a total investment of almost $1 million to implement poverty-reduction projects.

"All Nova Scotians deserve a chance to build a better life for themselves and their families," Kelly Regan, minister of Community Services, said in a news release. "In the second year of the Building Vibrant Communities grants, we're continuing to build a stronger Nova Scotia, where everyone can grow and be successful."

To be eligible, projects needed to align with one of the four themes chosen for the second year of the grants: children, housing, mental health and addictions and economic inclusion (employment).

"I applaud these community organizations who are the driving force behind these projects, and are showing leadership in developing new and innovative approaches to address social issues and build stronger communities," said Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister Leo Glavine. "Community organizations play a key role in supporting people living in poverty and protecting those who are at risk to help ensure every Nova Scotian has a chance for a more secure future."

The grant program is part of government's commitment to reduce poverty. Twenty million dollars will be invested over four years to support actions from all levels of government and communities to work collaboratively to help reduce poverty in Nova Scotia.

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