March 4, 2015
$57,900 over 36 monthsTo expand free grief support programs to bereaved children, teens and parents in Brant, Norfolk and Haldimand counties. This program will ensure that families from the surrounding communities will experience fewer barriers to accessing this support in a timely fashion.
$20,600 over 12 monthsTo increase safety for players of youth football in Brantford and Brant County through the replacement of 80 helmets. The helmets are loaned to players and re-used from year to year, meaning that this investment will benefit a significant number of youth over time.
$14,000 over 12 monthsTo increase access to recreational activity for adults and youth in Brant County through the construction of three new beach volleyball courts at the Green Lane Sports Complex in Paris.
$26,700 over 6 monthsTo hire an event coordinator to organize the first "Ride Don't Hide" event in Brant-Haldimand-Norfolk with the goal of raising awareness and helping to break the stigma surrounding mental health, while raising essential funds to support mental health programs. This one-time investment will enable the organization to foster the community support required to ensure this event becomes a successful annual signature event.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo pilot a free, 6-week support group program for children experiencing divorce and separation in Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk, where only individual counseling currently exist. The goal of the program is to create a fun, interactive setting for children aged 6 to 12 to learn positive adjustment and coping skills to their new situation.
$14,000 over 24 monthsTo promote awareness and understanding of Caribbean culture by offering free workshops for families on Caribbean dance and music as part of the annual "As One" Festival held in downtown Brantford.
$94,400 over 36 monthsTo increase awareness of water conservation issues for youth by supporting the continued development of the Haldimand Children's Water Festival. Grant funds will be used to assist with staffing, equipment rental and transporting students to the event and will allow the festival to acquire a solid base of volunteers and sponsors in order to ensure long-term sustainability.
$50,200 over 12 monthsTo increase opportunities for revenue generation that will support the building of new homes for low-income families in Brant and Norfolk counties. The grant will allow the purchase of safety equipment and construction tools for volunteers as well as a new truck and trailer.
$4,500 over 12 monthsTo increase awareness of Six Nations heritage by upgrading historic displays at this site in Brantford. Grant funds will be used to renovate the bell display and a look out point that marks where First Nations people arriving by canoe along the Grand River disembarked to access the chapel grounds.
$133,900 over 36 monthsTo increase access to First Nations language training for community members at Six Nations through the creation of an online Onondaga language learning program. As there are few remaining first language speakers of Onondaga, this project will be an important step in preserving the language and culture.
$101,700 over 12 monthsTo increase access to free recreational activity for youth in Norfolk County through the installation of additional ramps at the skate, bike and roller blade park at Optimist Park in Port Rowan.
$97,200 over 24 monthsTo increase collaboration between conservation groups in the Long Point area of Norfolk County by identifying shared projects to address priority environmental issues. The project will also host two events to share information about ecosystem threats with local community groups and landowners.
$31,800 over 18 monthsTo increase opportunities for elementary school students to access nature-based learning opportunities in Norfolk County. This will increase environmental awareness and participation in healthy outdoor activities.
$14,900 over 12 monthsTo increase opportunities for free recreational activity for Brant County adults and youth through the development of a new disc golf course at the Green Lane Sports Complex in Paris.
$41,200 over 12 monthsTo purchase and install seasonal lights in Clifton Park for use during Simcoe's Christmas Panorama. This free community festival is held each winter and attracts over 30,000 tourists and local residents every year.
$93,000 over 12 monthsTo increase energy efficiency and enhance visitor experience by upgrading the museum's electrical system. This Brantford-based facility is home to the largest First Nations collection in Canada and is a top tourism site for the region.
October 30, 2014
$70,000 over 12 monthsTo make this Knights of Columbus hall fully accessible, by renovating the washrooms and front entrance, so that this facility can continue to host community events.
$142,400 over 24 monthsTo pilot an innovative project that will provide peer support to families currently on wait lists for Child and Family Counseling in the City of Brantford and County of Brant. This grant will allow the model to be evaluated so this evidence can be factored into future funding decisions for local children's services.
$48,100 over 6 monthsTo repair the elevator and replace the roof over the hall's kitchen, ensuring that this community space can continue to be used by local groups for recreation programs and for a breakfast program which serves the neighbouring elementary school.
$121,000 over 12 monthsTo increase access for youth, conservation and recreation groups to educational programs at the Research Education Centre at Turkey Point. Grant funds will be used to upgrade the kitchen, bunkhouses and conference room so that the facility can better accommodate large groups.
$14,800 over 12 monthsTo increase opportunities for youth to participate in high quality swim programs in Simcoe through the purchase of new equipment for dryland and pool training.
$6,900 over 12 monthsTo invest in fire prevention and entertainment equipment, which will maintain and enhance access for local residents and visitors to the Legion's fundraising events and recreational programs.
$58,900 over 18 monthsTo increase awareness of the health and safety needs of sex workers in Brant Haldimand and Norfolk through funding for a comprehensive needs assessment. The results of the study will be presented at a conference where local best practices for serving this population will be developed.
$25,500 over 12 monthsTo replace the existing theatre lighting with energy and cost efficient LED lighting, modernizing this community theatre which hosts amateur plays, art exhibits and also serves as a rental facility for community events.
$8,000 over 12 monthsTo maintain access to high quality local skating programs for youth in the St.George area by purchasing sound and lighting equipment used for the club's annual Carnival and other events throughout the year. Owning the equipment will reduce annual costs for the Carnival, which will increase the club's long-term financial sustainability.
$6,800 over 12 monthsTo increase safety education programs for children in Brantford, Brant County and Six Nations by upgrading the organization's website, which will make the education program booking process more efficient and user-friendly.
$45,000 over 12 monthsTo contribute to the costs of an elevator, connecting the upper and lower church halls, making this well-used community space in Paris more accessible.
June 26, 2014
$7,100 over 12 monthsTo increase access to high quality recreational lacrosse for children and youth in Brantford and Brant County. This investment will fund new equipment and floor time, and also fund coaching certification costs for volunteers.
$177,800 over 60 monthsTo assist in restoring chestnut trees to the forest cover in Southern Ontario, which will contribute to a viable local chestnut industry, by supporting research into the development of a blight resistant native chestnut tree.
$44,200 over 12 monthsTo facilitate the development of a collaborative program focused on increasing high school graduation rates for youth from the Eagle Place neighbourhood in Brantford. Grant funds will be used to hire a co-ordinator to assist with ongoing planning and partnership development, and also to pilot an after school and support program for youth.
$75,000 over 12 monthsTo contribute to the installation of a new amphitheater / stage in Lions Park in Paris. The new structure will be wheelchair accessible and better suited to the acoustics of the park, thereby making it more useful for local festivals and community programs.
$125,500 over 36 monthsTo enhance ecosystem protection through the creation of trained volunteer stewardship teams who will help safeguard and restore ecologically significant nature reserves in Norfolk County. The funding will also be used to increase community access to nature areas through the development of walking trails on the Land Trust's properties. Opportunities such as guided hikes, habitat restoration and environmental clean-up events.
$33,600 over 12 monthsTo preserve a well-used heritage building in Waterford, which acts as a hub for community arts activities, by funding repairs to the masonry and brick work.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo reduce energy use and maintain a high quality ice surface through the replacement of an old dehumidifer with a more energy efficient model.
$55,000 over 12 monthsTo increase access for Six Nations youth to safe, high quality skateboarding opportunities by contributing to the construction of a new concrete skate park located near the community's arena, meeting hall and new youth centre.
$5,000 over 7 monthsTo maintain free community access to the 2nd Annual Brantford Buskers Festival. Grant funds will be used to support busker and entertainment acts that will increase opportunities for more community members to participate in and to attract tourists to this festival located in Eagle Place community.
$32,500 over 12 monthsTo maintain access to the community's only performing arts theatre by contributing to the renovation of the upper floor of the Optimist Hall. The theatre space is used by a wide range of community groups and will generate revenue that will increase the financial sustainability of this well-used facility.
$32,900 over 12 monthsTo increase recreational opportunities in Waterford by supporting the installation of a wheelchair accessible boat launching dock and a fishing dock at the rail lands re-development park area.