Eighteen local organizations will begin or continue good work in Charlestown with the help of mitigation grants awarded through the Charlestown Neighborhood Council.
Council member Peg Bradley announced the 2012 recipients at the Tuesday, Dec. 4 meeting held at the Knights of Columbus.
Every year since 2003, the council has given out $100,000 in grants to local nonprofits through its Mitigation Fund, which was set aside for Charlestown as a sort of compensation related to impacts of the Big Dig, Bradley said.
Organizations must apply for the funds and present their projects to the Charlestown Neighborhood Council, which is charged with allocating the monies. The council members then vote on how much of each group's request should be granted.
This year, organizations requested a total of $176,000 in funding, Bradley said.
The 2012 Mitigation Grant recipients include:
1. Charlestown Girls’ Softball, $3,123
2. Charlestown Youth Hockey Association, $9,417
3. Charlestown Little League, $8,673
4. Skating to Success, $2,023
5. Charlestown Youth Soccer Association, $4,678
6. Town Track Club, $1,647
7. Charlestown Against Drugs (CHAD), $3,556
8. City Square Elderly Housing, $856
9. Harvest on Vine Emergency Food Pantry, $7,754
10. Charlestown Lacrosse & Learning Center, $8,920
11. Abraham Lincoln Post 11, Memorial Hall, $2,674
12. Special Townies, $10,030
13. Charlestown Historical Society, $3,819
14. Gardens for Charlestown, $3,476
15. John F. Kennedy Family Service Center, $14,080
16. Battle of Bunker Hill Parade Committee, $3,589
17. Townie Association, $2,208
18. Charlestown Working Theater, $9,477
A complete list of grants and how each council member voted is available on the council's new website, charlestownneighborhoodcouncil.org.
Further details about each project receiving funding will be posted on the site soon, Bradley said.