Grey, Bruce, Huron, Perth
March 4, 2015
$6,900 over 12 monthsTo increase the energy efficiency of two cadet training sites in Port Elgin and Saugeen Shores by installing new thermal doors, baseboard heaters, ceiling tiles, insulation and thermal windows.
$9,400 over 12 monthsTo make a community space more energy efficient and safe for St. Marys residents by installing new flooring and two thermal front doors.
$2,000 over 12 monthsTo digitize the early archived newspaper collections of Port Elgin, Wiarton and Walkerton making the collections more accessible to researchers, students and genealogists. Local volunteers will assist in the process, which will also help promote local history. Funds will be used to purchase software.
$86,500 over 12 monthsTo improve the accessibility of a campground near a 65-acre heritage farm located outside of Paisley. Funds will help build accessible washrooms so that people with mobility issues can attend more events, including an annual three-day Heritage Farm Show.
$75,000 over 36 monthsTo strengthen this new organization's ability to provide professional on-line counselling for teenagers in the Grey and Bruce areas. A coordinator and consultant will be hired to develop fundraising strategies and implement volunteer recruitment and training programs. Funds will also help to purchase equipment for presentations and to develop print materials.
$9,900 over 12 monthsTo support the participation of over 100 people and their families in the 4th biennial Canadian National Inter-Provincial Shuffleboard Championship in Goderich. Funds will purchase new shuffleboard equipment and offset participant and volunteer event costs.
$40,000 over 12 monthsTo install a new playground structure at a popular park in Goderich. The project will provide children of all abilities with more opportunities to engage in safe and enjoyable outdoor play.
$40,000 over 12 monthsTo create new fundraising and action strategies that will strengthen its ability to deliver equine programs for people of all ages and abilities in Grey County. Funds will be used to hire a Program Development Manager.
$8,400 over 12 monthsTo pilot 15 affordable, introductory workshops in theatre, visual arts, traditional crafts and music to over 200 Huron County participants. Workshops will be delivered in multiple locations throughout the County. Funds will purchase workshop materials and help with artists' fees.
$81,000 over 18 monthsTo implement food awareness sessions in all Huron County high schools, libraries and municipal councils in order to move closer to a sustainable and accessible local food system. Funds will support a coordinator's salary, travel and the costs for the evaluation of educational tools and resources.
$26,100 over 12 monthsTo upgrade a community television station by replacing outdated technical equipment. Youth will receive television production training, and the station will partner with other organizations to increase the quantity of vibrant local television programming.
$14,000 over 12 monthsTo increase the use of the Agricultural Hall for community events and meetings, which serves over 30,000 people annually. Funds will be used to upgrade the facilitys kitchen and washrooms.
$9,000 over 12 monthsTo provide capital upgrades to the greens and clubhouse that will encourage more people to get involved in the sport. Funds will be used to purchase a new furnace, eight new benches and upgrade two lawn greens.
$75,000 over 12 monthsTo add new, accessible washrooms to the Bijou Theatre in Chesley enabling people with mobility barriers to participate in the numerous community gatherings, concerts and theatrical productions held in this popular facility.
$64,300 over 24 monthsTo expand the new Bayfield Farmers' Market, improving access to local, healthy food for community members and the thousands of tourists who visit annually. Funds will be used to install an accessible washroom, as well as for salaries and equipment costs.
$52,200 over 12 monthsTo upgrade the lighting system at the baseball diamond in Clinton. This will enhance energy efficiency, extend the playing times and increase opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to participate in physical activities
$50,900 over 12 monthsTo install a pedestrian bridge in Memorial Park, completing the walking trail loop and connecting it to Optimist Park on the other side of the Maitland River. A bridge will also help to improve water quality and encourage more people to participate in outdoor activities.
$40,700 over 12 monthsTo install a multi-use skate park at a popular outdoor park in Tobermory. The skate park will provide more opportunities for local children and youth to enjoy skateboarding, roller blading, or to ride their scooters and BMX bikes in this small community.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase and install a new steel roof for the Pike Bay Community Centre, increasing its longevity and ensuring that people in this small, rural community can participate in more social and recreational activities at the site.
$73,500 over 12 monthsTo make this popular community space fully accessible for the many meetings and social activities that take place there. Funds will be used to install a lift, two barrier-free washrooms and an accessible double door.
$19,700 over 12 monthsTo increase the long-term use of the Legion by upgrading its electrical system and installing a gender-neutral, accessible washroom.
$25,000 over 12 monthsTo hire a part-time Project Coordinator to provide after-school theatre, music, dance and visual arts programs that will run for five weeks to elementary students in some rural communities in Grey and Bruce Counties.
$13,800 over 12 monthsTo restore the three exterior faces of a 136-year-old heritage clock in Zurich, the only operating time piece of its kind in Ontario. Funds will be also be used to purchase and install LED lighting to illuminate the historic clock.
$31,000 over 12 monthsTo develop and pilot a music enhancement library in Stratford that will be shared with other musical organizations in the community. Funds will be used to hire a part-time librarian, and to purchase music and equipment.
$4,900 over 12 monthsTo provide equipment that can be shared between performing arts organizations in Stratford. Funds will be used to buy lighting, stage and lockable storage equipment.
$8,000 over 12 monthsTo increase support for a new multi-use sports facility in Stratford by developing communications and information tools that will help assess the types of community activities that should be offered at the facility.
$37,500 over 12 monthsTo enable the L.E. Shore Memorial Library to operate on a more energy efficient basis and increase onsite programming for seniors by upgrading its heating and cooling systems.
October 30, 2014
$54,800 over 24 monthsTo host an international Children's Theatre Festival in June 2016 for 500 children aged 7 to 15 and coming from 20 countries. Up to 300 volunteers will be recruited and trained to provide culturally-appropriate events at over nine venues throughout Stratford to celebrate diverse cultures and heritages.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo install upgraded and brighter lighting in the courtyard and parking lot of the Huron County Playhouse in Grand Bend in order to improve the safety for thousands of people who attend this popular theatre venue each summer.
$40,400 over 12 monthsTo purchase 200 moveable theatre seats in order to increase the safety and comfort of over 8,000 audience members who attend arts and cultural events at this historic theatre facility each year.
$52,800 over 36 monthsTo strengthen the organization's ability to teach water and forest conservation to hundreds of elementary school children in Bruce and Grey counties. Funds will be used to hire part-time staff to help develop and implement a new strategic plan and funding model for the annual Water and Forest Festivals, and develop a new website, database and new display boards.
$64,200 over 12 monthsTo purchase lighting, acoustic and stage equipment to be shared between local organizations using the auditorium space in this Clarksburg venue.
$43,500 over 24 monthsTo purchase equipment and provide training to volunteers for the promotion and launch of a community culture TV channel. This new channel will serve as the information portal for sharing local cultural and heritage events and services to the general public and over 1,200 cable subscribers in the South Grey area.
$47,200 over 12 monthsTo upgrade the equipment in the kitchen facilities of the Wallace Community Centre in Kurtzville to comply with health and safety codes, enhance energy efficiency and increase community usage for the 3,500 residents in this small rural area.
$29,600 over 12 monthsTo pave a key section of the West Perth Nature Trail to allow more people to access the riverside trail, especially those with mobility limitations.
$51,700 over 12 monthsTo hire a full-time employment facilitator to offer 30 job readiness workshops to 60 new Canadians and others facing barriers to entering the workforce in Perth and Huron counties and to develop a funding plan to continue to serve this population over the longer term.
$92,100 over 36 monthsTo increase rural capacity by training local volunteers to enhance leadership skills and community resources within six smaller regions of Perth County. Staff will oversee regional development activities that identify and address local community priorities in Stratford, St Marys, North Perth, South Perth, West Perth and Perth East.
$47,100 over 24 monthsTo hire a part-time coordinator to help this nonprofit culture organization grow beyond its summer music program and further develop its volunteer program. The coordinator will also help the board to put strategies in place to increase the group's long-term viability so that more people of all ages and skill levels can participate in making music.
$13,000 over 12 monthsTo renovate washrooms to provide barrier-free access so that people with mobility limitations can fully participate in the many community functions held in this popular community hall in Gorie.
$50,000 over 12 monthsTo hire part-time staff to identify newcomer needs and potential services required within the rural communities of Perth and Huron counties. This plan will strengthen the ability of the collaborative group to acquire community resources to develop and promote newcomers services for settlement, integration and employment.
June 26, 2014
$13,000 over 12 monthsTo enhance the safety and beauty of this heritage building by installing a slip-resilient flooring product, capping and repairing the stairs, installing new drywall and replacing the side door. The facility offers arts and cultural events to over 4,000 people per year.
$26,000 over 12 monthsTo install an automatic stationary generator and transfer switch at the Brodhagen Community Centre that will allow it to remain open during natural disasters and power outages. This would give rural residents in West Perth access to a warming centre with running water and accessible washrooms in case of such emergencies.
$50,000 over 24 monthsTo recruit, train and actively involve 30 volunteers in caring for an eight-acre heritage garden in Ripley that features 250 species of edible plants. Funds will be used to hire a part-time staff person and develop a revenue generation plan so that volunteers, villagers and tourists can continue to learn how to grow and cultivate healthy local food.
$64,500 over 12 monthsTo install a high efficiency irrigation system for two outdoor rugby playing surfaces in Tiverton. Irrigated fields will provide a safer playing surface for more than 100 Bruce County children aged 4 to 18 who participate in this increasingly popular sport.
$24,300 over 12 monthsTo deliver a positive anti-bullying message to over 3,000 children and youth through several "Glee-style" theatrical productions in four locations in Grey and Bruce counties. Originally conceived by a young high school student from Grey County, the “Be Nice” project will involve youth in all aspects of the productions.
$35,000 over 12 monthsTo complete capital renovations and create barrier-free gathering spaces in the former manse to deliver music and culturally-appropriate programs to people living on the Chippewas of Nawash First Nation reserve.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo install a new roof on this important community space that houses the local food bank, a seniors fitness and nutrition group, a children's daycare centre, and other social and recreational activities benefiting more than 1,000 people a year.
$40,000 over 12 monthsTo upgrade the facility to improve energy efficiency and provide safe and comfortable recreational opportunities for participants of all ages and abilities. Funds will be used to install a double ceiling, insulation and lights over the ice surface, and purchase two new heaters and an ice scraper.
$60,000 over 24 monthsTo provide a water recirculation system for a new 2,000 foot splash pad to be installed in a popular community park in Kincardine. The innovative design of this system will lower water consumption by 85%.
$12,000 over 12 monthsTo install a new batting cage close to three baseball diamonds in Listowel. These capital improvements provide safe, affordable opportunities to develop baseball skills and enhance physical activities for all local children and youth in North Perth.
$50,000 over 12 monthsTo install barrier-free washrooms at Normanby Arena and Hall. This will improve accessibility for all community members in West Grey, especially those with mobility limitations.
$12,700 over 6 monthsTo enhance the community celebration of the 160th Elmwood Homecoming by covering the costs for volunteers, children's programming and legacy tree planting. This celebration will showcase the heritage and culture of this small village on the border of Grey and Bruce counties.
$38,000 over 12 monthsTo install an outdoor exhibit pavilion to preserve the four remaining headstones of the earliest Black settlers to the Grey Highlands area. This accessible, maintenance-free site will promote inclusion by increasing awareness of the diverse cultural historical roots of this area of Grey County.
$42,900 over 24 monthsTo provide seniors, children and adults with a physical and/or developmental disabilities the opportunity to participate in horseback riding. The project will offer 80 instructional and riding sessions a year and provide horse-drawn carts for those unable to ride. Funds will be used to purchase carts and helmets, and cover costs related to the project.
$13,800 over 12 monthsTo replace windows, electric heater and install new front doors with automatic door openers. These improvements will increase energy efficiency and improve accessibility, especially for those with mobility limitations.
$68,400 over 24 monthsTo purchase radio equipment and hire staff to launch a community radio station called SPARK 88.7 FM. This new station will provide a forum for community information sharing and will also showcase local talent, reaching those living in the rural communities of North Wellington and South Grey.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo help children stay physically active by installing a playground structure with accessible features in a popular community park. The structure will be placed beside a new splash pad in Exeter and serve over 1,000 children each year.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo install updated safe play structures near the baseball diamond at the Holland Centre Community Centre. This new equipment will create a safer park for all children and their families to participate in physical activities.
$25,000 over 12 monthsTo install a new playground structure with accessibility features at the Lion's Park in Point Clark so that children of all abilities in this growing rural community can participate in fun and safe outdoor recreational activities.
$80,000 over 12 monthsTo increase the safety and functionality of the kitchen and build an accessible family washroom in this popular community Hall so that people in Walkerton and surrounding area can fully participate in over 35 large community and family events each year.