INDIANA – Residents of Cory, Indiana will soon have a safe place to play if this crowdfunding campaign reaches its goal of raising $50,000 by Nov. 21, 2023. If successful, the project led by the Clay County Perry Township Volunteer Fire Department will receive a matching grant as part of the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority’s (IHCDA) CreatINg Places program.
“Children of all backgrounds and abilities should have the opportunity to engage in play with their peers,” said Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, Indiana’s Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development. “The proposed improvements to the Cory Community Center playground address that need, and I am excited to see this project take shape.”
Funds from this campaign will be used replace the Community Center playground by adding new equipment including an accessible swing set.
“The Cory Community Board is excited to revitalize our community center grounds with a state-of-the-art playset that will provide a safe and accessible play area,” said Shane Wiram, Cory Community Board President.
Since the CreatINg Places program began in 2016, projects have raised more than $9.3 million in public funds and an additional $7.7 million in matching IHCDA funds. The program is available to projects located in Indiana communities. Non-profit entities (with 501c3 or 501c4 status) and local units of government are eligible to apply. Eligible projects must have a minimum total development cost of $10,000, where the recipient will receive $5,000 in IHCDA matching funds should it successfully raise $5,000 through Patronicity. IHCDA will provide matching grant funds up to $50,000 per project.