Ontario Trillium Foundation Grants Awarded to Organizations
(Queen’s Park) – Lisa Thompson, MPP (Huron-Bruce) is pleased to announce that seven organizations serving residents of Huron and Bruce have received Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) grants to enhance their programs.
“I am delighted these projects, covering a broad range of community and recreation services were chosen,” said Thompson. “Community groups throughout Huron and Bruce are represented in this most recent round of grants. Congratulations to those involved in spearheading these Trillium projects for their leadership and commitment to their local communities.”
While not directly in Huron-Bruce, the 2013 International Plowing Match, celebrating its 100-year anniversary in nearby Mitchell this summer received $32,600 this year to hire part-time staff. Staff will be responsible for recruiting and training volunteers to host the event, which showcases agricultural businesses and educates youth and the general public about local long-term food production.
For over twenty-five years, OTF has been providing grants to community organizations across the province. Each year OTF makes over 1,500 grants to non-profit organizations focusing on arts and culture, sports and recreation, the environment and human and social services.
You can find out more about the eligibility criteria and how to apply by visiting OTF’s website – www.trilliumfoundation.org
A list of the recipients from Huron-Bruce is attached.
Organization / Municipality
|Grey Bruce Sustainability Network Inc.||$15,000 over one year||To increase awareness of local water-management technologies and career opportunities by providing five training events in the Walkerton area for youth and young water-industry professionals.|
|Epilepsy Huron Perth Bruce||$70,800 over two years||To provide educational and supportive services to the broader community of Huron and Perth counties by offering the new Thinking About Epilepsy program to Grade 5 students and community professionals in 25 local towns and rural communities.|
|Kincardine Scottish Festival & Highland Games||$50,600 over two years||To develop and implement a plan for strengthening the organization’s ability to offer a wider range of Scottish cultural programs and identify new sources of community support.|
|Lucknow and District Lions Club , as lead organization||$60,000 over one year||To install equipment for a barrier-free splash pad that will enhance physical activity opportunities for all children and youth in the rural town of Lucknow as well as the surrounding communities in Bruce and Huron counties.|
|Municipality of South Bruce||$55,800 over one year||To complete capital upgrades to the kitchen area of the historical Teeswater Town Hall. These will improve energy efficiency and enhance the sustainability of the facility in order to meet the broader community needs of local Bruce County residents.|
|United Way of Perth-Huron, as lead organization||$81,000 over two years||To hire a project coordinator who will identify opportunities for rural transportation services throughout the small, rural communities within Huron and Perth counties.|
|The MacKay Centre for Seniors||$15,000 over one year||To purchase and install stage curtains that will be shared by the seniors centre and community arts groups. This new equipment will improve the performance quality of local arts and cultural programs in Goderich.|