Province supporting local non-profits

Published on April 20, 2021
[HURON-BRUCE] — Five non-profit organizations in Huron-Bruce are receiving a total of $338,900...


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NEWS                                                               April 20, 2021

 
HURON-BRUCE — Five non-profit organizations in Huron-Bruce are receiving a total of $338,900 over the next year to help recover from the negative impacts of COVID-19. The funds will come from the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Resilient Communities Fund.

“The pandemic has affected all of us in so many different ways,” said Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson. “But it has also had a negative impact on our local groups and organizations that rely on community support and participation.”

Those receiving grants are: Bayfield Agricultural Society $31,400; Tiverton Agricultural Society $7,300; Blyth Centre for the Arts - $150,000; Community Living Walkerton & District $80,200; and the Pegasus Riding Association Nurturing Challenged Equestrians $70,000.

The Resilient Communities Fund was launched to help the non-profit sector recover and rebuild from the impacts emerging from COVID-19 so they can effectively meet the needs of communities across Ontario. OTF is investing in projects of eligible non-profit organizations to aid their medium to longer-term recovery efforts, help with their stabilization and build their capacity and resiliency in the aftermath of COVID-19. Grants range from $5,000 to $150,000.

Thompson encourages non-profit organizations to learn more about the program and to apply if they qualify. “This fund is providing a flexible range of activities to address the diverse needs of organizations and to support them where they are at in their recovery and rebuilding,” she said.

OTF’s Resilient Communities Fund investments to the non-profit sector will work to complement existing emergency response funding already in place by local, provincial, and federal funders by addressing medium to longer-term impacts to organizations.

This fund aligns with OTF’s mandate to support the capacity of non-profit organizations and build healthy and vibrant communities across Ontario. For more information on the Resilient Communities Fund, visit: https://otf.ca/our-grants/resilient-communities-fund.

The next deadline for grant applications is 5 p.m. Aug. 4, 2021.


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