Recipients of Community Generator Fund

The Province is providing $5.8 million to help 180 community organizations through the Community Generator Program.
The program helps groups purchase and install generators at community centres so the centres are able to serve as a gathering space during power outages.
“We know how important community centres are across this province,” said Pat Dunn, Minister of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage. “We want to make sure centres are ready to support their communities in times of need.”
The Province created the fund in September after Fiona and increased it by $4 million in December to meet community demand.
Applications for the 2023-24 Community Generator Program are open now and close on February 14.
Community Centres and fire departments which received funding the Municipality of Pictou County include:
Abercrombie Volunteer Fire Department: $45,000
Barney's River and District Volunteer Fire Department - $2,400
Blue Mountain Volunteer Fire Department: $28,506
Dalhousie Mountain Snowmobile Club and Elmfield Community Hall- $12,201
Hillside Community Society - $20,000
Little Harbour Community Centre - $24,099
MacDonald Rebekah Lodge #108 - $25,221
Merigomish and District Fire Department -$26,804
Pictou Landing Fire Department - $21,828
River John Legion Branch 108- $14,400
River John Voluntary Fire Department - $39,116
Scotsburn Fire Department - $50,000
The Salvation Army, Scotian Glen Camp, Thorburn - $5,440
Trustees of the Springville Presbyterian Church, Springville Church and Community Hall, $24,109
Union Centre Community Hall, $22,360