Durham, Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge
March 6, 2014
$53,900 over 12 monthsTo install air conditioning and replace siding of the building. These renovations will increase the facility's utility to the community for recreational, social and cultural activities.
$41,000 over 12 monthsTo renovate two washrooms and install a universal washroom, providing increased accessibility and comfort for members and visitors to the Clubhouse.
$81,600 over 12 monthsTo install a timing system and starting blocks at the Clarington Fitness Centre swimming pool in Bowmanville. The new equipment will enhance recreational and competitive swimming for residents and visitors of all ages.
$11,000 over 12 monthsTo introduce children and youth in the Cobourg area to the sport of rugby by purchasing rugby equipment. This will help young athletes learn how to play rugby safely and to support the introduction of mini-rugby programs for girls and boys.
$175,000 over 36 monthsTo hire a Project Coordinator for the Durham Region Frontline Homelessness Network. The Network will build the capacity of front line service providers and improve understanding of homelessness and poverty in Durham Region using locally relevant public education materials.
$132,100 over 36 monthsTo create a new outdoor wetland education site in Durham Region. This grant will also fund a student mentoring program that will engage secondary school students in the completion of wetland research projects, and support those students as they deliver a wetland educational program to elementary school students.
$14,600 over 24 monthsTo improve opportunities for children and youth in Pickering, Ajax and Whitby who face barriers to success in school by providing tutoring individual and group tutoring programs.
$60,000 over 12 monthsTo revitalize and expand community use of a heritage building in the hamlet of Ennismore by renovating the basement to provide additional programming space, and by drilling a well to ensure access to safe water.
$114,400 over 24 monthsTo increase access to horse related programming for youth and adults with barriers to participation in Northumberland and Peterborough. This program will increase the self-confidence and self-esteem of participants. This investment will also support organizational capacity through strategic planning.
$104,300 over 24 monthsTo purchase a new refrigerator and freezer which will increase Kawartha Food Share's ability to store fresh and frozen foods. This additional capacity will help the Food For Kids program, which serves 46 local schools, with bulk purchasing, storage and availability of healthy foods like fresh fruit, milk, cheese and yogurt. This grant will also support hiring a Part-Time Warehouse Assistant on a two-year contract to process school orders and pick-ups from Kawartha Food Share’s Warehouse.
$75,000 over 12 monthsTo hire a part time fundraiser and IT consultant. This investment will enable the organization, which maintains 44 kilometers of trails, to develop promotion and fundraising strategies.
$150,000 over 12 monthsTo build an addition to the Arcadia Lodge in Minden, which will house the Minden Food Bank and a community kitchen. The new facility will provide opportunities for enhanced collaboration and programming, and support the community's efforts to address the issues of poverty and hunger in Haliburton County.
$92,600 over 12 monthsTo build a picnic shelter in the rural community of Codrington, which will facilitate the expansion of programming and events in this area.
$13,000 over 12 monthsTo renovate the Northumberland Players kitchen, in order to reduce health and safety risks and to enhance community use of the space. The grant will fund expanded counter space, a larger sink, new cabinets and a new, energy efficient dishwasher and fridge.
$120,400 over 12 monthsTo increase access to programs, activities and community use of a downtown community centre in Oshawa, by installing an elevator to make all floors fully accessible.
$35,000 over 12 monthsTo ensure the continued safety of boaters and water enthusiasts in the Lake Ontario waters off the Pickering, Ajax and Whitby communities by repairing a rescue vessel. This will ensure that trained volunteers are able to respond quickly to search and rescue incidents.
$140,100 over 24 monthsTo expand soccer programs and volunteer training to support special needs athletes. This grant will also increase volunteer opportunities for special needs youth, and facilitate sharing of programming best practices with other sports clubs in Durham Region.
$44,700 over 12 monthsTo increase energy efficiency by replacing the roof and windows of this Legion, ensuring that a well-used facility will continue to be available to the rural community of Hastings.
$76,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase new kitchen equipment including a stove, and freezer, and also to install new flooring and automatic door openers. The upgrades will provide a safer and more accessible facility, which will benefit residents and community organizations in Beaverton.
$12,500 over 24 monthsTo purchase soccer equipment and provide training for coaches, in order to enhance the quality of soccer programs for young people. This investment will also enable the purchase of an aerator, which will help to maintain the soccer field.
$67,100 over 12 monthsTo purchase a grand piano, install rope lighting and replace stage drapes. This will enhance access to new musical performances for Peterborough patrons, like a new Jazz Series and a Classical Series, which will be introduced as a result of this grant.
$150,000 over 12 monthsTo support the installation of a splash pad in the village of Norwood. This investment will provide enhanced recreational opportunities for the community.
$273,700 over 48 monthsTo hire a Strategic Advancement Director who will coordinate the development of social service, culture and food hubs. This will enhance opportunities for collaboration, service delivery, community engagement and sustainability.
$99,900 over 12 monthsTo purchase an accessible, mobile event stage which will be shared by community organizations in Clarington. The stage will enable enhanced programming at outdoor events and celebrations.
$59,700 over 12 monthsTo enhance the quality of theatrical productions by purchasing a new projector and sound equipment. A volunteer technical team, including a minimum of two youth, will be trained to operate the equipment.
$14,900 over 12 monthsTo purchase a new lawn mower, mats and rakes, and upgrade field lighting, which will enhance the Club's ability to provide quality greens and facilities for tournament and recreational play.
October 31, 2013
$178,900 over 36 monthsTo hire a fund-development and marketing coordinator who will help to enhance the community's awareness of homelessness and increase the organization's capacity for service delivery and long-term sustainability in the City of Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton County.
$11,000 over 12 monthsTo replace the aging boxing ring and five heavy bags. This new equipment will provide the organization with safer, high-quality training equipment, which will enable it to host more in-house shows and tournaments and increase youth membership and the value of their participation in the sport of boxing.
$23,200 over 12 monthsTo improve accessibility to the theatre by replacing the existing wooden entrance doors with new aluminum ones, installing a power door-operator and constructing a universal barrier-free washroom. These renovations will ensure the theatre's growing membership may continue to participate in the many arts, cultural, social and recreational activities that will take place at this Campbellford venue for years to come.
$23,400 over 12 monthsTo upgrade the facility's electrical panels, which will contribute to its accessibility and ensure that affordable recreational programs for all ages continue to be offered in central Oshawa.
$225,000 over 36 monthsTo develop services and supports for transgender and gender-variant people and their families in Peterborough, City of Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton and Northumberland. Funding will support staffing and program costs to provide educational opportunities that will build the community's capacity for ongoing service delivery.
$147,400 over 24 monthsTo reduce the stigma associated with substance use and mental illness for people living in the Peterborough area. Youth and others who have experienced being stigmatized will be engaged to help develop anti-stigma social-media strategies, theatre and educational programs for the community and service providers.
$255,000 over 36 monthsTo support staffing and program costs for the Seeds of Change Neighbourhood Hub in Peterborough. This will build the organization's capacity for governance, sustainability and program delivery, resulting in increased opportunities for neighbourhood residents to benefit from arts, culture and social service initiatives.
$12,600 over 12 monthsTo increase the community's participation in arts and cultural activities by purchasing furnishings and equipment for a new library in Wilberforce.
$150,000 over 24 monthsTo hire an executive director and build the organization's capacity for land stewardship and community engagement. This will enhance its ability to increase the community's knowledge and understanding of Haliburton County's natural heritage and help protect its sensitive ecosystems.
$100,000 over 36 monthsTo hire a general manager who will enhance programming, fund-development and volunteer management. These activities will increase the capacity of the organization to stage quality theatrical productions in Haliburton County.
$32,500 over 24 monthsTo celebrate and promote the culture and heritage of the Leaskdale community by commissioning and installing a life-size sculpture of Lucy Maud Montgomery and by developing a new brochure and self-guided tour.
$87,400 over 24 monthsTo hire a volunteer coordinator who will help to grow the number of mentors and volunteers in order to enhance programs and direct one-to-one support for children and families in Northumberland County. The organization will then also be able to increase the number of board committees to support fundraising events, which will increase its core revenue.
$225,000 over 36 monthsTo enhance programs and services for the urban Aboriginal communities in Durham Region. An Aboriginal secretariat will be formed that ensures Aboriginal community leadership is actively involved in the development and ongoing operations of the new organization.
$31,000 over 12 monthsTo support the costs of installing the first official cricket pitch in Peterborough, which will enhance participation in the sport by residents and visitors to the region.
$43,500 over 12 monthsTo install insulation, motion sensors and fans, upgrade lighting and roof ventilation, and purchase a new ice scraper. These enhancements will improve energy efficiency and reduce operating costs.
$191,400 over 36 monthsTo hire a project coordinator and fund program expenses, which will support the implementation of an inclusive, collaborative community-planning structure for agencies serving children, youth and families in Durham Region.
$103,000 over 12 monthsTo renovate the main floor of the Legion hall and make it fully accessible, which will enhance the building to welcome members and visitors of all abilities.
$31,400 over 24 monthsTo increase skills and economic opportunities for local residents by hiring a project coordinator who will develop a social enterprise. This will provide business training and mentorship to participants and address the need for occasional labour and personal assistance in the community.
$13,700 over 12 monthsTo increase accessibility to arts education in Haliburton County by expanding the organization's classroom space and installing an accessible entranceway and washroom.
$72,000 over 36 monthsTo preserve and protect four environmentally sensitive, significant properties in the Cold Creek watershed in Northumberland County. A long-term stewardship management plan will be developed; non-native, aggressive species removed; trails and grasslands maintained or enhanced; and community education provided to highlight the importance of the land trust.
$167,100 over 36 monthsTo install new flooring and signage in the gallery's facility and hire a volunteer coordinator. This staff member will help to market the organization and increase youth and young adults' access to arts-and-cultural programming and volunteerism in Oshawa.
$11,000 over 12 monthsTo ensure barrier-free and reliable access to the facility for library patrons and members of the general community attending events by replacing the automatic doors at the main entrance.
$13,600 over 12 monthsTo install solar lighting and an interlocking brick walkway from the parking lot area into the Roseneath Commons Parkette. These features will provide a more accessible public space where all members of the community, regardless of age or ability, may participate in a number of social, cultural, artistic and recreational activities.
$10,500 over 12 monthsTo install computer equipment and software at the library's three branches, which will enhance access to library services for persons with low vision and hearing loss.
June 27, 2013
$107,500 over 24 monthsTo implement an education program comprised of workshops, camps and a self-guided tour. The program will engage the Haliburton community and build partnerships to increase awareness of sustainable food production and building technologies, ecosystems restoration and ecological stewardship.
$71,700 over 24 monthsTo hire a coordinator who will recruit and train new volunteers for the mentor-matching program and work collaboratively with the other Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies in Durham Region to develop a shared community-and-volunteer-engagement strategy.
$121,800 over 12 monthsTo renovate the interior of the Blackstock Recreation Complex, creating a barrier-free community centre which will enable enhanced programming and increased community use.
$31,200 over 12 monthsTo provide standard first aid and CPR training to 270 high school students from low-income families in Durham Region.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo renovate the Peterborough EATS Café in order to increase its capacity to train more people experiencing barriers to employment. Lower tables and counters will also be installed to improve the facility's accessibility to patrons.
$62,500 over 12 monthsTo support the development of a community park in Dorset. A pavilion, accessible washrooms, fencing and goal posts will be installed to enhance opportunities for sports, recreation, arts and culture in the community.
$7,400 over 12 monthsTo engage more community members in cultural and current affairs programming by equipping a new radio hall to hold interactive studio audiences.
$195,000 over 36 monthsTo provide access to end-of-life residential care by helping to fund project management services that will oversee the development of a 10-bed hospice.
$10,000 over 12 monthsTo support evaluation of the Volunteering to Independence Program, which is being piloted in Peterborough. The program will offer youth at risk the opportunity to volunteer, attend post-secondary courses and learn skills that will support their transition to independent living.
$99,700 over 36 monthsTo support the implementation of the Lighthouse Learning Centre, which will provide training in the food service industry for individuals who are unemployed.
$18,800 over 12 monthsTo increase access to a community facility in Keene by installing a barrier-free washroom.
$150,000 over 12 monthsTo renovate the New Life Neighbourhood Centre by improving the kitchen area and making the entrance, halls and stairway more fully accessible so that everyone in the Oshawa community can access its food bank services.
$84,100 over 12 monthsTo repair the facility's roof, which will help to ensure that 2nd Stage Housing's employment and job-skills training programs remain available to women who are victims of abuse in Durham Region.
$46,600 over 12 monthsTo provide transitional programming and services for men who are recovering from substance abuse or addiction in Durham Region.
$224,700 over 36 monthsTo build the capacity of the organization to effectively address issues of poverty. Two part-time staff members will be hired to help create a poverty-reduction strategy, enhance communications and organizational sustainability, and support the development of community hubs.
$10,500 over 12 monthsTo increase the capacity of this community-driven, not-for-profit co-operative based in Peterborough to buy and distribute locally grown food by purchasing commercial grade food-storage appliances.
$12,500 over 12 monthsTo increase energy efficiency in a community facility by installing a propane heater and replacing an air conditioner.
$30,400 over 12 monthsTo replace the roof and make improvements to the auditorium and kitchen of St. John's United Church, which will provide a safer and more accessible space for the people of Campbellford to access community-based programs and services.
$25,000 over 12 monthsTo renovate the bandshell at Head Lake Park in Haliburton, providing an enhanced venue for arts and culture events and performances.
$14,600 over 12 monthsTo increase accessibility to the library and its resources by installing automatic doors and upgrading public computers and related accessible technology.
$36,300 over 12 monthsTo increase access to community services in a local library by installing a barrier-free washroom and purchasing computers, software and related devices that are accessible to people with disabilities.
$42,800 over 12 monthsTo increase energy efficiency in the Villiers Community Centre by installing new windows and insulation, which will help to preserve this historical building and make it more comfortable for the groups that use it.
$144,500 over 24 monthsTo hire a manager for the Olde Gaol Museum who will enhance programming, increase awareness and facilitate collaboration with other museums and heritage organizations in the City of Kawartha Lakes.
$150,000 over 12 monthsTo complete renovations that will increase accessibility and enhance ongoing community use of the Roger Parsons Centre at the Minden Wild Water Preserve, which is hosting the 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games whitewater slalom paddling competition.