Quinte, Kingston, Rideau
March 6, 2014
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo make the former Bancroft Railway Station a venue for community use through the creation of kitchen facilities.
$193,300 over 36 monthsTo provide public education on the sustainable living, through the careful use of natural resources. This grant will support the development of a sustainability checklist for rural property owners to assess greenhouse gas emissions and energy use. Workshops for students will also be hosted, on how to decrease one's carbon footprint.
$60,400 over 24 monthsTo increase access to mentoring and support programs for children by hiring an additional caseworker.
$36,000 over 24 monthsTo engage youth and seniors in researching, developing and performing a historic theatrical walking tour called "Perth Through the Ages."
$30,900 over 12 monthsTo increase access to community programs at the Church of St Mary Magdalene in Picton, for people with mobility challenges, by refurbishing an elevator.
$149,500 over 24 monthsTo conduct and share research on the causes of algae growth in the Rideau River System. Research generated will help inform lake users on best practices for lake management in order to safeguard the health of rivers and lakes in Eastern Ontario.
$48,700 over 12 monthsTo support accessibility renovations that will enable volunteers, community members, board members and staff with mobility impairments to access the new office building and have the opportunity to participate in services run by the organization.
$29,800 over 24 monthsTo hire two part-time staff to deliver Caring Dads programs in Kingston and Napanee. This program aims to decrease child and spousal abuse and change how society views the roles of men in positive family relationships.
$46,100 over 12 monthsTo hire a Resource Development Coordinator who will help diversify the organization's revenues, which will increase financial sustainability. This will allow the organization to meet growing needs of youth in Kemptville.
$73,900 over 12 monthsTo renovate space in the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning, which will enable the organization to increase the number of classes offered and to pursue collaborations with other arts organizations, in Kingston.
$45,200 over 12 monthsTo renovate and upgrade a baseball diamond to meet safety standards required to host provincial championships. This grant will also expand recreational opportunities for local children and youth.
$71,400 over 24 monthsTo hire a Project Coordinator who will build the organization's capacity to recruit and retain volunteers, develop new programs and increase financial sustainability.
$30,000 over 24 monthsTo increase physical activity and encourage better nutritional habits for children and youth by offering recreational and cooking programs.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo conduct energy efficient renovations that will increase energy conservation and provide a demonstration site for the public. This grant will also support the building of fencing to provide more outdoor space to increase REAL's capacity to handle materials for reuse and recycling, in Smiths Falls.
$13,600 over 12 monthsTo purchase a trail maintenance equipment, and train volunteers on how to maintain trails. This will benefit visitors to Rock Dunder and the Sugarbush trail in Leeds and Grenville Counties.
$46,800 over 12 monthsTo improve access to recreational and social opportunities at the Legion for people with disabilities by installing automatic door openers. This grant will also support repairs to the Hall's roof.
$60,400 over 24 monthsTo install a new heating and air conditioning system and insulation, which will result in reduced heating costs for the organization and increased visitor comfort in the facility. This grant will also support the purchase of new tables, chairs and an AV system.
$195,000 over 36 monthsTo engage youth, young adults and adult allies in implementing the 17 recommendations of the Kingston Youth Strategy. This collaborative and youth-centered process will result in improved program accessibility and equity of services for young people in Kingston.
$108,800 over 24 monthsTo support the opening of Second Stage Housing for women and children in Belleville who have experienced domestic violence. This grant will support hiring a contract Fund Developer, and the purchase of playground equipment and security fencing, providing a safe and sustainable place women and children in need. The initiative also aims to create a tool kit and work shop series to share with other shelters across Ontario to advance fund development.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase new computers with large screens for the visually impaired, two accessible desks to accommodate patrons with disabilities, e-readers and digital books as well as new fiction and non-fiction books with a focus on the young readers' collection in the local library. This grant will expand community access to library services.
$109,400 over 12 monthsTo provide capital improvements to the Carlow and Mayo community and recreation centres, including the purchase of a propane standby generator, three accessible children's swing sets, two outdoor community washrooms and parking lot paving. This will benefit more than 1800 combined visitors annually.
$78,000 over 12 monthsTo install accessible washrooms and a new septic system at the Chaffeys Lock Community Hall. This will increase community access to and participation in recreational and cultural programming.
October 31, 2013
$96,000 over 12 monthsTo support accessibility renovations to the community facility. The impact on the community and surrounding area will be significant as it will allow safe, barrier-free access to events and provide appropriate accommodations when inside the building.
$177,100 over 36 monthsTo hire a full-time coordinator of volunteers services who will establish a local framework of effective volunteer management, support volunteers recruitment and training, and match them with clients who are visually impaired in the Kingston-to-Belleville region. This initiative will improve the quality of life for hundreds of people in the targeted regions.
$27,600 over 12 monthsTo implement the Beyond the Hurt program with the Limestone District School Board, which will train 70 students to deliver an anti-bullying program to 4,000 of their peers in Kingston and the surrounding areas.
$81,700 over 12 monthsTo support the establishment of a single location that will provide multiple vital services to community members. Funds will help cover costs that the collaborative groups are sharing to renovate the shared space and purchase equipment, benefiting hundreds of people from Belleville and the surrounding area.
$65,400 over 24 monthsTo implement a volunteer-led training initiative that will promote peer inclusion and encourage more than 800 students in seven high schools in Hastings and Prince Edward to reduce barriers and foster and celebrate diversity.
$139,200 over 12 monthsTo renovate the facility in order to provide barrier-free access, which will benefit community members in Elgin and the surrounding areas.
$16,100 over 12 monthsTo hire a project manager who will implement an online searchable catalogue, which will increase organizational efficiency and increase the community's access to historical documents in Brockville.
$70,000 over 24 monthsTo hire a project manager to diversify and increase funding sources, which will increase the organization's financial sustainability. This will enable it to continue benefiting over 1,500 girls in Leeds and Grenville counties.
$100,000 over 36 monthsTo hire a communication and fund-development coordinator who will help establish a residential hospice. This staff member will engage and inform the community and develop fundraising strategies and guidelines to help the organization reach its goal by 2017.
$300,000 over 24 monthsTo make leasehold improvements and hire a community engagement coordinator who will assist clients, staff, volunteers and the community with the transition to a one-stop-shop for the collaborative partners' services. This will help strengthen the organization's service delivery model to better assist more than 7,500 people living on low incomes in Kingston and the surrounding area.
$10,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase and install a weather-protected portable stage, which will increase the fundraising capacity of this recreational and philanthropic organization.
$62,400 over 12 monthsTo install an elevator and make other improvements, which will ensure complete barrier-free access and increase the community's use of this facility in Almonte.
$55,600 over 36 monthsTo strengthen the organization's capacity by funding a part-time executive director position and some administration costs. This will help the organization create concrete accountability processes and establish greater credibility in the community.
$10,400 over 12 monthsTo increase the organization's capacity by expanding its existing space and making it more accessible. It will then be able to provide better services and be more inclusive of clients and volunteers.
$6,000 over 12 monthsTo construct a new, permanent stage in St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church. The stage will enable current and new groups to host events at the venue in Prescott.
$90,000 over 36 monthsTo hire a community engagement manager who will foster greater use of this Kingston arts centre and promote financial sustainability and collaboration among its participant organizations. This will benefit an estimated 10,000 visitors annually.
$40,800 over 12 monthsTo renovate the Landon Bay Centre washrooms, which will improve them and make them barrier-free in order to benefit local, regional and international visitors in Gananoque.
$13,600 over 12 monthsTo upgrade existing computer workstations, add a new accessible one in Flinton, and acquire additional library materials to benefit community members and visitors of the Flinton and Denbigh libraries.
$13,000 over 12 monthsTo repair the roof of the Maitland Education and Recreation Centre, which will support the community's efforts to revitalize the facility and increase its use.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase docks and an eight-person rowing boat to enable the club and community members of Quinte West to enjoy non-motorized water activities on the Trent River. This will complete a two-year, volunteer-led fundraising campaign that has allowed the club to relocate and build a boathouse in Kiwanis Park.
$12,700 over 12 monthsTo upgrade kitchen ventilation equipment, which will improve safety and enable community members to better enjoy the Allisonville Hall facility. This will also help to sustain function rentals and attendance at community celebrations, which provide a revenue base for the lodge.
June 27, 2013
$136,500 over 12 monthsTo help enhance the community fairgrounds by constructing an accessible and interactive playground structure geared toward school-age children and accessible washrooms built to Ontario Building Code standards.
$135,800 over 12 monthsTo renovate the local community centre, which will increase access to services and recreational activities as well as enhance a sense of community among residents in the Township of Lanark Highlands.
$14,300 over 12 monthsTo install bilingual signage and help restore a historic plinth-mounted water turbine, which will help to preserve its place in the local environmental and industrial heritage of Merrickville.
$84,100 over 24 monthsTo hire a resource development coordinator for this residential hospice pilot project and improve the physical accessibility of the space by installing a chair lift.
$149,900 over 12 monthsTo purchase and install a splash pad and benches. This project will benefit over 1,200 children and youth of all abilities from Marmora and Lake and surrounding communities, providing opportunities for activity and healthy recreation.
$28,700 over 12 monthsTo refurbish this well-used 25-metre indoor pool, which serves the general public by providing a number of swimming and other aquatic programs in Prince Edward County.
$25,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase five new sailing boats and one outboard motor for the instructors safety boat. This will ensure that the children who attend the sailing camp will be able to learn valuable skills in a better and safer recreational atmosphere.
$1,600 over 12 monthsTo purchase microwave ovens for school nutrition programs and a new office computer to increase organizational efficiency. This will benefit students who participate in nutrition programs in Frontenac and Lennox and Addington counties.
$88,900 over 12 monthsTo construct a boardwalk along the York River. This will give residents and visitors more opportunities for physical activity, barrier-free access to underutilized sections of town and greater awareness of environmental issues concerning habitats and ecosystems along the boardwalk.
$120,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase and install a splash pad, which will increase recreational opportunities for residents of all abilities in Perth and the surrounding area.
$75,000 over 12 monthsTo install a roof over a community ice rink. This will reduce energy costs and increase community use of the rink year-round, benefiting the 1,400 residents of Wolfe Island.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase and install new public playground equipment in Eldorado. This will help to ensure a healthier, safer and more enjoyable experience for approximately 500 elementary and preschool-aged children.
$105,200 over 24 monthsTo hire a program manager who will help implement a therapeutic program called Equine Assisted for Living and Growth, in which youth and individuals with limitations may interact with animals, nature and mentors while learning new skills.
$59,900 over 24 monthsTo support the development and implementation of the Canada’s Cultural Roots or Kanyen’keha’ka Okara’shon’a (CCR-KO) project to schools in the Quinte Kingston Rideau region. This collaborative initiative will directly affect and benefit hundreds of children and youth from native and non-native backgrounds.