Burnaby's city council passed a motion approving a round of community grants at last Monday's meeting, including nearly $35,000 to Burnaby Community Connections programs.
The local non-profit was granted $13,000 for its seniors transportation program, $10,000 for its core programs, and $11,860 for its recreational credit program.
Burnaby Meals on Wheels was granted $9,000.
Two sports organizations also received grants - the South Burnaby Metro Club's U17 Gold Spitfires was granted $1,000 to attend the Provincial B Cup youth soccer championship in Penticton, B.C. next month, and the Burnaby Senior Fastpitch Association was approved for an in-kind grant of $3,600.
South Burnaby Neighbourhood House was approved for a $500 grant for its annual community street party in August through the Festivals Burnaby Grant Program.