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Province doles out $2.4M in funding to local non-profits

CLH Developmental Support Services, Newton Street Art Barn, Hospice Huronia and Penetanguishene Curling Club among Resilient Communities Fund recipients
2022-04-22 Wye Marsh WildLife MPP Dunlop Visit
Simcoe North MPP Jill Dunlop visited the Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, which received $100,800.

A number of local organizations are splitting a large pot of provincial dollars to help them offset the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Under the funding plan announced Friday by Simcoe North MPP Jill Dunlop, CLH Developmental Support Services gets $149,800, Newton Street Art Barn $147,900 and Hospice Huronia $140,100.

The Penetanguishene Curling Club will receive $123,000, Quest Art School + Gallery $104,000 and the Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre $100,800.

Across Simcoe North, 25 non-profit organizations will receive a combined total of over $ 2.4 million to help them offset the pandemic’s impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic so they can deliver the best service possible for Simcoe North residents.

The grants are being provided through the Resilient Communities Fund.

“Non-profit organizations are a crucial and valued part of any community, especially here in Simcoe North,” Dunlop said in a release.

“Countless people rely on their services every day, and even facing the  impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, they still deliver. This funding will help 25 of our many valued organizations offset those impacts and continue supporting those who need it most.”

Other local organizations receiving money include: The Midland Cultural Centre Inc. $97,100, Georgian Bay Snowriders Club $42,000, Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Simcoe $40,700 and Askennonia Senior Centre $27,200.

As well, the Township fo Tay will take home $95,000 with Midland receiving $50,000.

There are also a number of organizations based in Orillia and Coldwater receiving funding. To see the full list of 25 Simcoe North recipients, click here.

All totalled, the province is providing $95.8 million this year through the Resilient Communities Fund to help 1,146 non-profit organizations across the province recover and rebuild.

Administered by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the 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 well-being 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.

The Ontario Trillium Foundation will continue to offer the Resilient Communities Fund in 2022-23 to  help more eligible non-profit organizations that have been impacted by COVID-19. Application details  and a full list of grant recipients to date are available on the OTF website.

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