The Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Government of Ontario, has announced grants for 204 community projects across the province, including 11 in the Kawarthas.
The projects are part of the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Seed Investment Stream, which helps communities meet local needs through new ideas and projects, such as helping people find work, helping newcomers settle in a community or helping volunteer organizations boost their membership.
An additional 11 projects across Ontario (including one in Peterborough) are being awarded Collective Impact Grants, which help organizations work together to address complex social issues in communities.
Here are the organizations in the Kawarthas that are receiving grants.
B!KE: The Peterborough Community Cycling Hub
B!KE in Peterborough receives a $32,800 grant over seven months to hire a project manager to advance construction of a bike skills park and pump track.
Camp Kawartha Inc.
Camp Kawartha in Douro-Dummer receives a $150,000 over 24 months. This “collective impact grant” will help to address youths’ disconnection to nature.
Four Counties Addiction Services Team Inc.
Four Counties Addiction Services Team (FourCAST) in Peterborough receives a $75,000 grant over 11 months to create a consumer advisory panel in the Peterborough area to inform local addiction initiatives.
Gamiing Nature Centre
Gamiing Nature Centre in Lindsay receives a $70,000 grant over 11 months to develop materials and host workshops to help people change behaviors and reduce ecological footprints.
Green Wood Coalition
Green Wood Coalition in Port Hope receives a $19,100 grant over 12 months to develop an advisory council of individuals with lived experience of homelessness and poverty.
Haliburton Highlands Outdoors Association
Haliburton Highlands Outdoors Association in Haliburton receives a $16,500 grant over 12 months to provide new opportunities for people of all ages to engage in local archery programs.
Kawartha Lakes Arts Council
Kawartha Lakes Arts Council in Lindsay receives a $63,900 grant over 12 months to hire a coordinator to develop collaborative programming for the Kawartha Lakes Arts and Heritage Trail.
Kawartha North Family Health Team
Kawartha North Family Health Team in Fenelon Falls receives a $73,300 grant over 11 months to assess and implement poverty reduction recommendations for the City of Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton County.
Northumberland Fare Share Foodbanks
Northumberland Fare Share Foodbanks of Cobourg and Port Hope receives a $20,000 grant over 10 months to hire an administrative coordinator to strengthen organizational capacity to continue meeting community needs.
The Corporation of the Municipality of Trent Hills
The Municipality of Trent Hills receives a $54,000 grant over 11 months to create a hub to deliver support, guidance and connection to the arts and heritage community.
Green Communities Association (DBA Green Communities Canada)
Green Communities Association of Peterborough receives $150,000 over 18 months to reduce the urban flood risk in Ontario.