PCRC has positive report for AGM
Portage Community Revitalization Corporation executive director Elicia Funk, at the annual general meeting on June 25, 2012 in Portage la Prairie. She reported a good year for the non-profit organization. ...Staff photo by Angela Brown
Portage Community Revitalization Corporation reported a positive year for the non-profit organization, which works towards improving safety and reducing poverty in the Portage la Prairie area.
At the annual general meeting Monday at the Lions Den at Island Park in Portage la Prairie, executive director Elicia Funk said PCRC has been able to start some major projects and also provide more grants to the community.
"It was an incredibly busy year," she said. "We are really proud of all the work that was done."
The PCRC finished with a surplus of $2,662. Revenue for the year was $237,783, and expenses amounted to $235,121.
Through its Revitalize Portage grants, the PCRC helped out 15 various organizations with funding from $300 up to $5,000.
"We are very proud to support the community development efforts of other groups," said Funk.
The PCRC also gave out homeowner grants and grants for rental properties this year.
During the AGM it was reported the PCRC is looking into the possibility of conducting a transportation-needs assessment with the City of Portage la Prairie in the future. No funding has been allotted yet for this project, which is still in the discussion stage.
One of the highlights of the fiscal year, which wrapped up on March 31, 2012, was the announcement of a grant of about $300,000 the PCRC received from Status of Women Canada to embark on a three-year project, to look at ways to improve economic security for women.
See more in the Portage Daily Graphic.