Area non-profits given grants through Trillium Foundation

By Roderick Benns

The Ontario government is providing more than $42 million through the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Resilient Communities Fund, says a media release, to help 559 non-profit organizations across the province to support staff and volunteers, reimagine programing and renovate facilities as they deal with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock, six non-profit organizations received a collective total of $271,600 in funding to help rebuild and recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are so thankful for the work of local non-profit organizations in HKLB and this funding will help them adapt to the challenges COVID-19 has presented so they can better service the needs of the community,” said Laurie Scott, MPP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock. “Whether it’s providing food bank services or entertainment, these non-profit organizations help keep our community spirit strong and improve the lives of residents.”

The Resilient Communities Fund provides grants of up to $150,000 to eligible non-profit organizations to cover a broad and flexible range of needs, such as:

Mental and physical health and wellbeing supports for staff or volunteers
Support to adapt or re-imagine program delivery and services to meet the needs of communities, employees and volunteers, incorporate new health and safety processes, or purchase new technology and personal protective equipment
Renovations and facility updates to meet the changing needs of the communities they serve.

In Kawartha Lakes Kawartha Settler’s Village received $17,000, United Way Kawartha Lakes $78,000, and Kawartha Lakes Food Source $35,000.

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