GCPI Gives ECD1.5M For Community Development

On Monday, 30 June GRENLEC celebrated its partnerships with national and community organisations in making a difference in communities throughout Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique.

The GRENLEC Community Partnership Initiative (GCPI) contributes to community development in Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique by partnering with communities and organisations to empower vulnerable groups and communities across our tri-island state. Over the last 20 years, GRENLEC has invested 5% of pretax profits annually to the tune of more than $15 million.

GRENLEC received in excess of 100 project submissions totalling more than $5 million. These projects are of varying sizes and represent a wide scope of our priorities areas in education, science and technology, sport, community development, the environment and culture. The company is committing nearly $1.5 million to more than 50 of these projects of varying scope in 2014.

Referencing the significance of his company’s collaboration with its partners, Clive Hosten, Interim Chief Executive Officer, paid tribute to recipient organisations, “Our major awardees here today, and others are doing important work, and making a difference. We thank you for taking the time to document the needs of the communities you serve, and for your vision. We are happy to serve you and by extension your constituents, as you take decisive and constructive action to improve the human condition.”

Acknowledging GRENLEC’s sterling contribution, Dr Clarice Modeste-Curwen, Minister for Health, expressed her gratitude that for the second year the health sector is the single largest recipient of the GCPI. She praised the company for its contributions to initiatives beyond health and in areas beyond the borders of St George’s.

In addition to the smaller projects that GRENLEC sets aside resources for each year, these major projects, some of which have already been completed, represent the wide range of community activities that are being funded in 2014.

Major Projects 2013-2014

$70,000     New Life Organisation, Renovation of Sewing Department Roof and Bathrooms

$10,000     Top Hill Home Carriacou

$58,000     Care Institutions Grenada

$49,000     St Mark’s Secondary School Resource Centre

$61,000     St Andrew’s RC School Computer Laboratory

$200,000   St Andrew’s Secondary School Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

$218,000   Grand Roy Playing Field Retaining Wall

$40,000     Non-Pariel Playing Field Lighting

$300,000   Boca Secondary and Community Hard Court

2014 Projects

Sports

$211,000   Power Park Timber Bleachers

$15,000     St Mark’s Football League Football Competition

Community Development

$47,000     Richmond Home, 3 Phase Wiring

$350,000   Princess Alice Hospital X-ray Machine

Culture

$25,000     Spice Mas Traditional Mas

$10,000     Carriacou Maroon and String Band Festival

Education

$10,000     JJ Robinson Trust, Tuition for TAMCC Students

$20,000     GRENCODA Student Assistance Programme

$20,000     Bishop’s College Classroom Extension

$540,000   St John’s Christian Secondary School Auditorium

2013 GRENLEC Debates Project Awards

$50,000     St Andrew’s Anglican Secondary School

$20,000     St Joseph’s Convent, Grenville

$7,000       Anglican High School

$7,000       Hillsborough Secondary School

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