Sherbrooke was one of five Island communities to receive support from the federal and provincial governments for projects.
Federal Revenue Minister Gail Shea and P.E.I. Rural Development Minister Ron MacKinley made the announcements Friday.
Sherbrooke will receive $38,657 from the Government of Canada and $25,000 from the P.E.I. government to carry out renovations to its community centre. Work will include the installation of a wheelchair lift and ramp, a new sidewalk, new window coverings and upgrades to washrooms.
Sherbrooke Community Centre project manager Lex Pate said when the community took over the building from the Western School Board, it needed a lot of work. Pate said the community decided it should set up an area where residents of the community could go in the event of an emergency. The facility will have two large wheelchair-accessible showers and the building is barrier-free.
Pate said programs like the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund and the Island Community Fund demonstrate that both levels of government are committed to projects that strengthen the economic and societal well-being of Island communities.
In total, Ottawa will invest $135,581 from the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund. The province will invest $83,400 under the Island Community Fund. Total project costs for the five projects announced was $293,076. Community proponents have also made contributions to their respective projects.
In other projects, the Spring Valley Community Hall will receive $27,119 from Ottawa and $21,600 from the P.E.I. government to carry out upgrades to the interior and exterior of its local community hall. Improvements will include a new foundation, a new roof, installation of an energy-efficient heating system and the addition of a wheelchair-accessible washroom.
Crapaud received $15,725 from the Government of Canada and $12,400 from the province for improvements to the South Shore Professional Centre. Work included upgrades to plumbing, walkways and the entrance area, and the replacement of exterior siding.
The Rustico Recreation Trail received $22,580 from the federal government to install energy-efficient lighting along its local recreational trail to improve public safety and encourage active living and complement tourism offerings.
Camp Segunakadeck will receive $31,500 from Ottawa and $24,400 from the Island government for improvements to its camp equipment.
On Jan. 22, the federal and provincial governments announced similar funding of $190,000 committed to the Belfast Rec Centre, the Cherrycliffe community centre and Murray Harbour community centre.