By Modern Times

The Morden Curling Club is one of five area clubs getting slices of Curl Manitoba’s development fund.

Morden is slated to receive $4,000 to help offset ice plant, compressor and condenser work. Miami is getting $1,500 to help cover boiler repair costs.

The Roland club will get $1,000 for club room and kitchen improvements while Carman is getting $4,000 for its compressor. To the east, Morris is getting $5,000 to help pay for new rocks.

In total $50,000 will be distributed to 16 clubs from around Manitoba. Cheques are beginning to be distributed throughout the province to the various clubs.

The five area clubs were among 39 applicants seeking 2009 funding totalling nearly $260,000. This now brings the total requests over the two years of the fund to 62 requests for more than $433,000.

Under the Curl Manitoba Development Fund;

• Curling clubs may apply for up to $10,000.00 per year

• Curling clubs must match all grant monies awarded on a 1 to 1 basis

• Maximum amount to be distributed to curling clubs will be $50,000.00 per year

• Grants will be considered for any project the club considers critical

• Grants cannot be used to cover operational expenses.

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