The Town of Battleford has given its approval to funding to Concern for Youth for 2021.
The town has approved $8,000, which was what was previously allocated in their budget for 2021.
That amount is smaller than what Concern for Youth had hoped. Their executive director Dani Williams appeared before town council Monday on the virtual Teams platform to make the request.
Her request had been for $10,000, which covered 80 per cent to supplememt their staff with a coordinated youth engagement coordinator position, with the rest to support their mentorship program. The suggestion from council is that the remaining $2,000 could be made up through applying to the town’s community grant program.
In the end council voted in favour of the $8,000 grant, with council expressing their support for the work Concern for Youth is doing.