The Town of Leland actively seeks grants to fund various projects, procure specialty equipment, and provide funding for training. Grant funding allows the Town to go beyond the limits of our operational budget and provide a solution for evolving community problems. Thank you to the agencies for recognizing the needs of our Town.
The Firehouse Subs Safety Foundation provides lifesaving equipment and required resources to first responders and public safety organizations to help them serve their communities and save lives. This funding was used towards the direct purchase of 15 ballistic vests with plates and 15 ballistic helmets and accessories for Leland Fire/Rescue.
The Leland Police Department was able to replace current duty weapons, holsters, and weapon lights providing standard issued handguns for all sworn members of the agency. With the weapons all being from the same generation, consisting of new and industry standard parts and technology, and consistent from one officer to another, firearms training will be more effective and efficient. Additionally, age and usage of the weapons are more easily tracked, which leads to better serviceability, and potentially increasing the life of the weapon. This ultimately results in a higher quality, more reliable and dependable weapon which the Town’s officers will use to protect themselves and citizens.
The Town of Leland has partnered with PARTF to keep pace with our fast-growing community’s desire and need for improved and expanded recreation opportunities and facilities. This exciting project will update and transform Founders Park from a basic municipal park to a hub of community activity and engagement for all Leland citizens by adding unique amenities not found elsewhere in the area.
Founders Park Phase I will add the first splashpad in northern Brunswick County, fitness stations, an amphitheater, a veterans memorial, an improved walking trail, additional parking, restrooms, and associated site furnishings.
The Leland Police Department will use these funds to purchase new standard issued radios, replacement/spare batteries, and a multi-unit battery charging station. As one of the essential pieces of equipment for our officers, the handheld radio is needed for officers’ communication, safety, and to provide the highest level of service to the citizens of the Town of Leland.
Founders Park Phase I (partially funded by 2021 PARTF award) will add the first splashpad in northern Brunswick County, fitness stations, an amphitheater, a veterans memorial, an improved walking trail, additional parking, restrooms, and associated site furnishings.
The Town of Leland has requested assistance in funding Phase II of Founders Parks renovations, which include a playground, natural play area, picnic shelter, and an additional entrance.
Art Around Town is a series of outdoor community events for all ages featuring artist demonstrations, lessons, and hands-on community art activities. These events are intended to reach community members who may not have access to or be familiar with the Leland Cultural Arts Center. With the help of professional artists, community members will have the opportunity to create one-of-kind art projects, free of charge, from an array of mediums.