Ontario Continues Supporting Non-Profits in Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock to Rebuild and Recover from COVID-19

The Ontario government is providing more than $42 million through the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Resilient Communities Fund to help 559 non-profit organizations across the province to support staff and volunteers, reimagine programming and renovate facilities as they deal with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock, six non-profit organizations received a collective total of $271,600 in funding to help rebuild and recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Funding break down for HKLB:

Non-profit

Funding Amount

Abbey Retreat Centre

$30,600

4th Line Theatre

$101,000

Kawartha Settler’s Village

$17,000

United Way KL

$78,100

Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion

$9,500

Kawartha Lakes Food Source

$35,400

 

“We are so thankful for the work of local non-profit organizations in HKLB and this funding will help them adapt to the challenges COVID-19 has presented so they can better service the needs of the community,” said Laurie Scott, MPP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock. “Whether it’s providing food bank services or entertainment, these non-profit organizations help keep our community spirit strong and improve the lives of residents.”

The Resilient Communities 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 wellbeing 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.

“Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, our government has supported those struggling the most,” said Minister MacLeod. “That’s why we’re proud to support programs like the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Resilient Communities Fund. This funding helps non-profits adapt to the challenges created by the pandemic – ensuring they can provide the best service possible and make a positive difference in the lives of individuals and families.”

OTF will continue to offer the Resilient Communities Fund in 2021-22 to help more eligible non-profit organizations that have been impacted by COVID-19. Application details will follow soon. For more information on the OTF’s Resilient Communities Fund, including a full list of grant recipients, please visit the OTF website.

QUICK FACTS

  • The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations. OTF awarded $ 94.3 million to 1,238 projects last year to build healthy and vibrant communities in Ontario.
  • In 2020/2021, OTF redirected provincial funding previously allocated for the 2020 Grow and Capital grant streams into the $83-million Resilient Communities Fund.
  • The Resilient Communities Fund has supported 1,045 projects across Ontario since it was announced in August 2020.
  • Ontario is extending the nomination deadlines for the Volunteer Service Awards, the June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award for Voluntarism, and the Order of Ontario. Please visit ca/page/honours-and-awards-volunteering and Ontario.ca/page/order-ontario for more information.