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Community Recreation Grants Awarded to Local Nonprofits

Buncombe County has announced recipients of its 2020 Community Recreation Grants. Nineteen local nonprofits will split just over $95,000 for projects that build momentum for long-term change in the community. Grants range from $1,560 to $6,000 and build on countywide initiatives that align with the Buncombe 2025 plan.

“COVID-19 has changed the way we think about parks and recreation,” says Peyton O’Conner, Director of Buncombe County Recreation Services. “Strengthening relationships with these and other community partners allows us to more fully deliver on Buncombe County’s promise that everyone from infants to retirees has safe, equitable access to high-quality parks and recreational experiences – and the mental, physical, economic, and cultural benefits that come with that access.”

This diverse group of projects represent a dedication to improving the health and resiliency of residents through inclusive access to recreational, fitness, and wellness activities offered to the public for free or at low cost. For most projects, additional funding sources have been secured to cover the total amount.

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