Ten local non-profits awarded $57,280 in emergency community support funding

By Lindsay Advocate

Elderly man standing in his doorway, with a package of food on his doorstep

The Community Foundation of Kawartha Lakes has dispersed $57,280 from the second round of the Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF). The fund, administered by Community Foundations of Canada, United Way Centraide Canada and the Canadian Red Cross aims to continue to support our vulnerable communities disproportionately affected by COVID-19.

Funding has been approved and awarded to the following agencies:

– John Howard Society Kawartha Lakes/Haliburton, $2,500 for incremental victim support due to effects of COVID

– Community Care Foundation Meals on Wheels, $4,900 for the purchase of a stove for new kitchen in Lindsay

– Coboconk & Area Food Bank, $5,050 for purchase of freezer and shelving to support local food security

– Five Counties Children Centre, $6,000 to cover cost of a new sun shelter in outdoor therapy space

– Women’s Resources Kawartha Lakes, $8,250 for hiring of protocol training monitor to support staff and service users

– Globus Theatre, $7,000 to support virtual show presentations for seniors at home and seniors’ homes

– King Albert Public School, $9,590 to provide access to iPads for on the spot learning and emotional support

– Kawartha Lakes Food Source, $1,850 to cover travel costs associated with deliveries to food bank clients of the Lindsay Community Food Market

– Society of St Vincent de Paul, $7,450 to support the increased need for food cards, PPE and masks for Christmas Baskets

– Tri-County Community Support Services, $4,690 for increased lending programs for online services and resources

“I’m happy the Community Foundation Kawartha Lakes was able to step in to provide these worthy organizations and projects in our community access to emergency funds,” said Harry Stoddart, ECSF review team member. “Each unique application presents extraordinary opportunities for betterment in our community.”

The Community Foundation of Kawartha Lakes is proud to have been entrusted with the much-needed investment from the Government of Canada.

As need for emergency funding continues, charities and community organizations are invited to visit www.kawarthafoundation.ca for information should additional funding becomes available.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.