Grey, Bruce, Huron, Perth
March 6, 2014
$13,400 over 12 monthsTo upgrade the washrooms of this popular community centre with new stall enclosures, paint and wall repairs. More than 6,000 participants of the Annual Belmore Maple Syrup Festival and community members involved in hockey, ice skating, curling, and community meetings will benefit from the renovations.
$28,500 over 12 monthsTo develop and promote an interactive website to provide information about local opportunities for education and skill development for youth living in rural communities within Grey and Bruce counties.
$72,300 over 24 monthsTo hire a coordinator to provide meaningful volunteer opportunities for 30 adults with developmental disabilities, and recruit, train and supervise 30 new community volunteers to serve with both Community Living Kincardine and Community Living Hanover.
$50,800 over 48 monthsTo hire a part-time youth worker to coordinate activities for Stratford high school students with a developmental disability, help them develop their social connections outside of school hours and become more involved with their peers and the community during the summer months.
$6,100 over 12 monthsTo purchase tables, chairs, kitchen items and install heating units. These improvements will address the growing need for seniors' meeting space in this small rural community on the border of Bruce and Grey counties.
$110,000 over 24 monthsTo launch a ReStore in Bruce County that will use its surplus revenues to build homes for economically-disadvantaged people. Funds will support the salary of one staff person and rent for the retail facility. The new store will also divert used building supplies and other household items from landfill.
$4,900 over 12 monthsTo purchase specialized outdoor equipment to enhance safety and increase physical activity opportunities for local seniors in the southern area of Grey County.
$1,500 over 12 monthsTo install a new industrial oven and grill unit that will enhance the safety of this outdoor activity facility. These improvements will help address the growing need for larger gathering space open to the broader community in Perth County.
$32,800 over 9 monthsTo develop a master plan for strengthening the organization's ability to offer a wider range of informational services and identify new sources of community support for those living and working in the Meaford area.
$55,000 over 12 monthsTo provide a fun and free outdoor water activity for more than 300 children and youth in this small rural community by contributing to the construction and installation of a splash pad.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo complete renovations and create meeting space in the basement to provide a wider variety of programming. These improvements will increase energy efficiency and allow the facility to meet the broader needs of local seniors in the small community of Feversham.
$13,300 over 12 monthsTo launch a blues festival and the Honky-Tonk Bass Festival for over 400 participants from this small rural community. Funds will be used to assist with the cost of musicians fees, facility rentals and promotional items.
$42,500 over 24 monthsTo hire a staff person and a fundraising consultant to help this small environmental organization gain new partners and revenue sources so that it can continue to support community efforts to protect the Pine River watershed.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo install a new gas furnace to provide a more efficient and reliable heating source for this popular facility that serves seniors, veterans, and other community groups. This facility also serves as the local Emergency Evacuation Shelter and immunization clinic for 2500 residents in this small rural community.
$10,000 over 12 monthsTo produce and distribute a book of local history that tells the story of the individuals, families, farms and industry that make up this small rural community. Funds will help lower the book price and make it available for free in local libraries and community centres. Highlights of the book will be publicly available through storytelling, social media and book talks.
$70,000 over 12 monthsTo re-surface four tennis courts and replace posts and nets. These improvements will fix unsafe conditions and provide affordable opportunities for physical activity to residents in south Perth County.
$23,000 over 12 monthsTo deliver a new arts project that addresses homophobic bullying of local youth in rural schools in Grey and Bruce counties. This interactive theatre forum will encourage a social willingness for change to help prevent victimization of youth.
$50,800 over 18 monthsTo hire a project coordinator to develop and implement a drama program for rural children and youth to build literacy skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening. This program will also build confidence and enhance social skills through performing arts workshops offered in Grey and Bruce counties.
$10,000 over 12 monthsTo replace two 40-year-old tennis courts by contributing to the construction and surfacing costs. Over 1,500 people in this small community will enjoy increased safety while participating in recreational and competitive play.
$30,200 over 12 monthsTo renovate a kitchen and servery area that will provide users of this popular community retreat centre with up-to-date equipment, tools, storage and food preparation space.
$19,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase and store banquet tables, chairs and tents in an equipment trailer made available to local groups hosting large community cultural events. This equipment will enable small local organizations to host larger celebrations open to the broader community of Grey County.
$42,000 over 12 monthsTo install board structures for a new outdoor multipurpose rink that will enhance physical activity opportunities for residents of all ages in this rural town and surrounding communities in North Perth.
$60,000 over 12 monthsTo increase safety and to encourage more people, especially youth, to curl by supporting the renovation of this aging curling club facility. Funds will be used to install new flooring, new siding and contribute to the purchase of an energy-efficient dehumidifier.
$150,000 over 24 monthsTo hire two staff to coordinate a community-led initiative to renovate and modernize Blyth Memorial Hall and the former Blyth Public School. Funds will also be used to launch 10 new artistic and cultural events. The initiative will highlight Huron County as a destination for arts events and provide increased employment and training opportunities in the arts and culture sector.
$23,100 over 12 monthsTo install new surfacing under and around the existing play structure in Dundalk. Funds will also support a barrier-free pathway from the parking lot to ensure children using mobility devices will be able to access this rural park in southern Grey County.
October 31, 2013
$38,900 over 12 monthsTo complete capital upgrades, which will help to preserve this former one-room school house and provide a safer community meeting space for all rural residents within the small hamlet of Massie in Grey County.
$20,700 over 12 monthsTo install a new furnace and repair the leaking roof of the Crystal Palace community space. These improvements will increase energy efficiency and enhance the facility's sustainability to meet the broader community needs of local residents in West Perth.
$87,600 over 12 monthsTo provide a barrier-free elevator to a performance venue on the second floor of the Hensall Town Hall. This will improve its accessibility, helping to increase the engagement of community members, including youth, in the arts.
$35,000 over 12 monthsTo enhance the accessibility and the safety of the Vanastra Recreation Centre by installing barrier-free washrooms and non-slip flooring in the swimming pool area. These renovations will encourage the increased participation of community members, especially individuals with mobility difficulties, in active-living programs.
$3,100 over 12 monthsTo increase the ability of the organization to bring classical music and opera to rural areas by placing print advertisements for its 20th anniversary celebratory music concert in newspapers in St. Marys, Stratford and across Southwestern Ontario.
$33,400 over 12 monthsTo install energy-efficient lighting, new rink headers and main piping in the curling arena. These upgrades to the ice rink will encourage greater participation of youth and others in the sport of curling.
$51,300 over 12 monthsTo install a four-tier stone amphitheatre in Memorial Park for improved accessibility and enhanced outdoor artistic performances. This venue will also be available to the broader North Perth community for other cultural activities.
$47,000 over 12 monthsTo provide accessible washrooms to seniors and other individuals with physical challenges who otherwise would not be able to participate in functions held in this popular community space.
$149,100 over 36 monthsTo increase financial literacy and enhance economic opportunities for over 50 households in Huron County by providing one-on-one budget coaching by volunteer financial experts.
$14,500 over 12 monthsTo install a new, energy-efficient, walk-in freezer in the food bank facility. This new appliance will reduce costs and help to ensure that adequate amounts of food may be stored for distribution to approximately 3,000 people annually in this small rural community.
$6,000 over 12 monthsTo install a nine-hole disc-golf course at Marsh Pond Park in Stratford. This will provide enhanced opportunities for recreational activity that are free-of-charge and accessible to people of all ages and abilities in the community.
$56,200 over 24 monthsTo increase audience size, especially the youth component, and provide long-term stability for this innovative, classical-music annual event in Owen Sound. The grant will support staff salaries, travel costs, web development, audience surveys and the purchase of a laptop computer.
$90,000 over 24 monthsTo hire a full-time youth worker who will coordinate activities that encourage children and youth in Grades 7 to 12 to enhance their leadership skills and become involved with their community in Hanover and the surrounding area.
$10,000 over 12 monthsTo install secure doors, which will enhance safety and ice-surface conditions at the Chatsworth arena. These improvements will address the growing need for larger recreational space in this small, rural community within Grey County.
June 27, 2013
$32,600 over 12 monthsTo hire part-time staff who will recruit and train volunteers to host a 100th-year anniversary event in Perth County, showcasing agricultural businesses and educating youth and the general public about local long-term food production.
$23,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase specialized outdoor equipment, which will increase recreational and physical fitness opportunities for local youth and help young cadets in the North Perth area to develop leadership skills.
$25,600 over 12 monthsTo complete leasehold improvements so the organization can relocate its operations to the Falstaff Family Centre in Stratford to better serve the children and youth of Perth County.
$29,700 over 12 monthsTo host the 100-year anniversary celebration of the First Nation library and recognize the valuable contributions of local literary, visual and performing artists during a three-day cultural celebration in Cape Croker.
$70,800 over 24 monthsTo provide educational and supportive services to the broader community of Huron and Perth counties by offering the new Thinking About Epilepsy program to Grade 5 students and community professionals in 25 local towns and rural communities.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo increase awareness of local water-management technologies and career opportunities by providing five training events in the Walkerton area for youth and young water-industry professionals.
$50,600 over 24 monthsTo develop and implement a plan for strengthening the organization’s ability to offer a wider range of Scottish cultural programs and identify new sources of community support.
$60,000 over 12 monthsTo install equipment for a barrier-free splash pad that will enhance physical activity opportunities for all children and youth in the rural town of Lucknow as well as the surrounding communities in Bruce and Huron counties.
$49,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase appliances and banquet equipment for the newly expanded kitchen and hall in the Elma Logan Recreation Complex. These improvements will enable the hall to accommodate 120 people, addressing the growing need for a larger meeting space with a functional kitchen in this small rural community of Monkton.
$55,800 over 12 monthsTo complete capital upgrades to the kitchen area of the historical Teeswater Town Hall. These will improve energy efficiency and enhance the sustainability of the facility in order to meet the broader community needs of local Bruce County residents.
$11,000 over 12 monthsTo replace the damaged roof of this popular gathering place and enhance its sustainability for all community residents and visitors in the North Bruce Peninsula area.
$40,000 over 12 monthsTo install gas-fired steam furnaces that will preserve this designated heritage building in Stratford. These capital improvements will enhance energy efficiency and broaden its usage for the local community.
$33,800 over 12 monthsTo complete renovations that will expand the kitchen area and enhance the safety of this well-used community hall facility. These improvements will address the growing need for a larger gathering space in this small rural community in Perth County.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase and install stage curtains that will be shared by the seniors centre and community arts groups. This new equipment will improve the performance quality of local arts and cultural programs in Goderich.
$29,400 over 12 monthsTo purchase musical instruments and equipment to re-establish the Durham Girls Alumni Band. This will enhance access for all local women to pursue community arts activities.
$81,000 over 24 monthsTo hire a project coordinator who will identify opportunities for rural transportation services throughout the small, rural communities within Huron and Perth counties.