The Flin Flon Credit Union started a small grants program in the spring. Manager Kory Eastman states it’s intended for community groups or individuals who may be looking at trying to promote some sort of initiative or bring some economic development into the area. He announced the first recipient of the Community Enhancement Program grant was the Flin Flon and District Chamber of Commerce. He says the Chamber has a Business Relations Committee that has been struck this year as they’re working to help local businesses reach out to the surrounding communities which they believe is important to the region and helps promote a better understanding and improving service for all so they fully support the efforts of this group with a 15 hundred dollar grant.
Eastman adds there are two intakes for applications a year with the second being October 1st with 85 hundred dollars available for maximum grants of 25 hundred dollars for each approved project.