Local groups will receive $ 872,500 in provincial funding to help them recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and deliver their programs and services.
A statement from the office of Bruce-Gray-Owen Sound MPP Bill Walker says 21 local organizations are receiving funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation Community Development Fund, which distributes more than $ 46 million to the ‘province-wide to support 648 non-profit tourism, culture, sport and recreation. organizations.
Walker said in a statement, âThese organizations are the foundation of our communities. By helping them weather the storm, we are ensuring that residents of Bruce-Gray-Owen Sound and Ontario have the opportunity to reconnect with the many things that make this community special.
The Community Development Fund was launched earlier this year as part of the province’s budget. It is administered by the Ontario Trillium Foundation through two components: operations and capital. This is the operating flow. It provides financial support for essential expenses, such as staff salaries and fixed operational costs, including utilities, rent, rental, telephone and communication lines.
It also provides for the costs of equipment, programs, services and adaptation to COVID-19 public health measures, including equipment for changing technology, health and safety, and equipment for personal protection as well as the costs of innovation, digital and mobile.
Local organizations that receive funding include:
* Hanover Curling Club – $ 50,000
* Allenford Curling Club – $ 26,400
* Players from the Hanover community – $ 24,800
* Hope Haven Therapeutic Riding and Family Camp Inc. – $ 17,300
* Billy Bishop Museum – $ 34,600
* The Riparian Heritage Community Center – $ 41,800
* Small Owen Sound Theater – $ 100,000
* Owen Sound Harmony Center – $ 18,000
* Owen Sound Agricultural Society – $ 45,800
* Gray-Bruce Center for Active Living – $ 18,200
* Blue Water Curling Club – $ 50,000
* Sheatre – $ 50,000
* Meaford Curling Club – $ 30,700
* El Sistema Gray Bruce (Le Grand Son) – $ 21,600
* Georgian Bay Riding Association for Challenge Riders – $ 30,000
* Peninsula Adventure Sports Association – $ 32,000
* Research theater – $ 46,400
* Unceded Chippewa First Nation of Nawash – $ 100,000
* Hanover Lions Club – $ 10,000
* Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association – $ 50,000
* Georgian Bay Folk Society – $ 74,900