Premier Ball Announces Support for Community-Based Organizations

  • Executive Council
  • Children, Seniors and Social Development

March 24, 2020

The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, today announced  that more than $120 million in core funding is being allocated for community-based organizations to continue their important work in supporting families and communities.

This investment will be for the 2020-21 fiscal year and help community groups respond to the pressures being experienced in communities in the wake of the COVID-19 global pandemic.

The COVID-19 global crisis is impacting the social and economic well-being of residents and businesses. With deep roots in communities and regions, community-based organizations are well-positioned to respond to these challenges. The Provincial Government continues to be a valuable partner as we all strive to ensure the health and safety of residents. The investment announced today will help provide certainty to community-based organizations that they can continue to deliver their programs and services.

Additionally, the multi-year funding for the 22 community organizations that Premier Ball announced in April 2018 totaling $18 million annually over three years will continue.

With approximately 16,000 people working in the community sector and thousands of volunteers throughout the province, the Provincial Government will continue to work collaboratively with community-based organizations to overcome potential issues and capitalize on opportunities to move the sector forward.

“We appreciate the work of community-based organizations every day, and it is in times like the global COVID-19 pandemic that we are facing today that their importance is truly felt. They are our partners and are well-positioned to help families and communities that are in need. It is important that we all stand together in this unprecedented time and take every step we can to support our citizens. This investment of more than $120 million will go a long way towards supporting Newfoundlanders and Labradorians.”
Honourable Dwight Ball
Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador

“I would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to all of the province’s community-based organizations for being leaders in their communities. We look forward to continuing to work closely with community groups in order to meet the needs of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, especially during the COVID-19 global pandemic.”
Honourable Lisa Dempster
Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development


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