March 6, 2014
$12,000 over 12 monthsTo hire a promotions and marketing coordinator to increase the visibility of the festival. This will result in an increase in attendance and sponsorship.
$133,100 over 36 monthsTo launch three new satellite social recreation programs in London Middlesex. The satellite programs will provide music, art and cooking programs and support community integration of 600 individuals living with dementia.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo implement the organization's forestry plan at the camp's woodlot in Komoka. This will result in the restoration of the ecosystem in the woodlot and will ensure the safety of children, volunteers and staff during physical activity and environmental programming.
$89,000 over 24 monthsTo engage the community to find solutions to the lack of access to fresh food in the Hamilton Road community and to empower residents to become more educated in food literacy.
$43,100 over 12 monthsTo invest in accessibility upgrades to the club house, which will broaden access to and improve the safety of the active living program. Funds are provided for a barrier free washroom, ramp, kitchen upgrades and equipment.
$33,700 over 12 monthsTo upgrade the building's infrastructure. Funds are awarded for new windows, eaves-trough, soffit, air conditioning, drywall and carpeting. A revitalized building will enhance the organization's ability to deliver cultural and artistic programs to children, adults and seniors in London.
$102,000 over 12 monthsTo invest in a new roof, stage curtains and carpeting. Facility upgrades will improve the space for arts and cultural activities which draw 30,000 people annually to the theatre space.
$52,400 over 12 monthsTo expand the Quilt Trail project as an economic strategy to increase Cultural Tourism and economic diversity in East Elgin. The Quilt Trail celebrates the Mennonite and Amish cultural history of the community. Economic impact on the cultural tourism industry and "buy local buy fresh" industry will be expanded. Funds are awarded for additional quilt blocks, website and quilt trail mapping, geo-caching development and a program coordinator.
$129,800 over 24 monthsTo develop and implement a Culturally Integrative Family Safety Response Model with partner agencies and to provide training to human and social service staff in London- Middlesex. The model will change the way mainstream agencies interact with high risk immigrant families with a goal to early identification and de-escalation of violence. Funds are awarded for a project coordinator, assistant and administration costs.
$274,000 over 24 monthsTo equip and staff an Innovation Lab in the Social Innovation Shared Space in downtown London. This lab will be a space for community change-makers to create new ways of affecting positive social innovation and cross sector collaboration.
$77,300 over 12 monthsTo renew the refrigeration and insulation components of the curling ice of the Plattsville Curling Club. This will produce significant savings in energy costs, and contribute to the long-term quality of the infrastructure.
$188,900 over 36 monthsTo reduce greenhouse gas emissions by engaging 48,000 student and adult volunteers to plant 15,000 trees in London and Middlesex. Funds are awarded for tree kick starter kits, a program coordinator and training.
$21,900 over 12 monthsTo increase the capacity of the Special Ability Riding Institute in Arva by providing technology upgrades, including investments in new computers and phone systems. These changes will facilitate a focus on their priority: quality client services as well as fundraising.
$70,000 over 24 monthsTo hire a Spiritual Care Coordinator for London's new residential hospice program. Clients, family members and staff will receive support as they cope with end of life issues.
$16,000 over 12 monthsTo upgrade the furnace and hot water heater for the Thistle Lawn Bowling Club in London, Ontario. This grant will also fund the replacement of faceboards and maintenance equipment. By improving the clubhouse and playing surface, community members will have high quality place to come together.
$14,100 over 12 monthsTo build a greenhouse and create a new space in the community gardens of theTownship of Lucan Biddulph with the collaboration of the Lucan Biddulph Garden & Community Kitchen Project. This will increase the health of residents by providing active living opportunities.
$157,200 over 36 monthsTo develop a lab which will assist entrepreneurs and researchers develop their ideas into prototypes which can assist them in attracting interest from industry and investors.
$76,700 over 24 monthsTo safeguard and restore the Dorchester Mill Pond ecosystem and the Dorchester subwatershed to protect healthy eco systems. Over 2,000 student and adult volunteers will plant native trees and wildflowers and remove invasive plant species. Funds are awarded for a program coordinator, educational programming, training and equipment.
$70,000 over 12 monthsTo repair the brickwork, insulate and instal siding to the Woodstock Badminton Club in order to improve the building and assure the long-term use of this renowned sports facility.
$6,900 over 12 monthsTo install a security system in the main building in St. Thomas. Residents, staff and volunteers will benefit from improved security, safety and a sense of well-being.
$128,500 over 24 monthsTo establish and launch St Thomas Food Works Centre. Funds are awarded for staffing, rent, equipment and administration costs. This space will support people as they come together to grow, cook, share and learn about food. It will also improve the health and cooking skills of participants.
October 31, 2013
$150,000 over 36 monthsTo hire a mentoring coordinator who will deliver and expand school-based programming to newcomers in London and Middlesex and Aboriginal children on reserve. Children and youth will become better connected with their schools and communities.
$85,500 over 36 monthsTo hire a group program and volunteer coordinator who will focus on volunteer recruitment and retention. Staff efforts will increase the number of volunteers available thereby increasing the number of young people who receive both group and one-to-one services.
$146,800 over 24 monthsTo support technology and programming needs and engage a full-time project director to help create the Centre for Non Profit Collaboration. Located in Poplar Hill, the centre will provide shared space and educational programs in order to strengthen the ability of not-for-profits to work together in creative and responsive ways.
$3,000 over 6 monthsTo purchase a portable sound system that will be used in a variety of locations to present music, dance and visual productions and presentations. This mobile youth theatre company works with youth aged 8 to 18 in schools, churches and community settings.
$8,100 over 6 monthsTo install a commercial dishwasher to allow for continued and increased use of kitchen facilities in this community hall located in Ailsa Craig and serving the community of North Middlesex.
$22,200 over 12 monthsTo purchase a generator, tent, trailer and uniforms in order to enhance and expand the delivery of WWI educational programs to communities in and around London and other areas.
$66,800 over 8 monthsTo purchase gym equipment and improve the flooring and ventilation systems in the fitness area. These improvements will ensure the safety and comfort of users and increase participation levels.
$150,000 over 24 monthsTo build immigrants' knowledge, understanding and trust in the Canadian justice and protection systems with a focus on providing information and resources to Spanish- and Arabic-speaking, Bhutanese and Somali communities. A coordinator will be hired and volunteers from these communities will be recruited and trained to provide workshops and sessions to the broader community.
$40,000 over 12 monthsTo replace aging timing equipment with modern electronic timers and touch pads thereby improving the hosting capacity of the club and enhancing the quality of swim meets for both the swimmers and their fans.
$119,700 over 24 monthsTo support operating costs in order to strengthen the collective and its community-building events. A full-time staff person will be hired to assist the board of directors in creating a five-year plan, expanding programs, and developing partnerships and revenue opportunities.
$2,400 over 12 monthsTo replace an old stage in this active community centre with one that will be larger and safer for bands and presenters, and allow for the storage of tables underneath.
$34,600 over 24 monthsTo provide assistance in editing and promoting a two-volume book chronicling the history of the communities of the former North Dorchester Township from their settlement in the 1800s to the year 2000. To date, the compilation of historical information has engaged over 70 volunteers.
$40,000 over 8 monthsTo install a splash pad system in a park on the main street of Mt. Brydges thereby providing children and parents of this growing community an unstructured play option within walking distance.
$188,700 over 36 monthsTo offer a culturally relevant experiential learning program that will connect Aboriginal people with traditional customs and spirituality. These teachings will create meaningful connections for participants that will lead to life-long learning and healthy life choices guided by indigenous knowledge.
$141,900 over 24 monthsTo create a Social Enterprise Advisors and Coaching program for the not-for-profit sector in London and Middlesex by engaging a social enterprise coach, and creating videos of social enterprise models and a map of the region's social enterprises. The sector will be able to launch successful social enterprises, create new jobs and generate revenue to sustain the work.
$66,700 over 12 monthsTo support structural and health and safety upgrades including electrical, plumbing, kitchen and washroom renovations. By meeting all health and safety requirements, the community will have full use of the only accessible public meeting space in Newbury while the legion will realize a savings in electrical consumption.
$29,900 over 12 monthsTo purchase a new computer and data-management system and train staff and volunteers in its use. The new system will enable the centre to produce detailed evaluations and demonstrate impact of programs and services. This will lead to improved programming for clients and stronger relationships with funders.
$43,800 over 12 monthsTo provide five week-long Culinary Boot Camps for youth and young adults giving them the opportunity to learn basic cooking skills and make the connection between local agriculture, healthy eating and the local economy.
$83,100 over 12 monthsTo renovate a section of the house to create a walk-in counselling clinic that will improve the safety and well-being of both women and men from London and Middlesex. The walk-in clinic will broaden the type of services offered while reserving shelter beds for critical situations. A significant increase in counselling requests is expected.
June 27, 2013
$43,500 over 12 monthsTo sustain and grow services to over 850 bereaved families during an organizational leadership transition by hiring a program coordinator to maintain and augment programming and increase revenue-generating activities.
$18,800 over 12 monthsTo strengthen the association's ability to respond to the needs of the Canadian Iraqi Turkmen community in London by conducting a strategic planning process with their community.
$17,400 over 18 monthsTo pilot the Ciné-Franco project that will provide access to French films at the Hyland Cinema. This pilot will increase the range and availability of Francophone activities available to Francophone and Francophile residents of London and the surrounding region.
$104,700 over 24 monthsTo develop the London Youth Advisory Council's governance, communication and sustainability planning so that it may serve as a hub for youth to participate in the city's civic life. Grant funds will support staffing and other start-up costs and Emerging Leaders will provide mentoring so that the Council is positioned to actively engage 5000 youth aged 18 to 30.
$5,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase sports equipment and related capital items in order to increase programming and engage more seniors from the London community in active living. Carpet bowling will be added to the physical activity programs and current programs will be expanded to increase the number of participants.
$124,000 over 24 monthsTo support the organization through a transition period while it re-brands itself and implements a marketing plan and development plan. Funds will assist this resilient organization in broadening public participation in the arts, recruiting new members and increasing community recognition.
$9,600 over 12 monthsTo increase community awareness and the participation of children and youth aged 11 to18 in the sport of water polo by launching an advertising campaign and offering free trial sessions. Funds will be used to cover advertising materials, coaching time and additional pool-time rental.
$116,600 over 12 monthsTo install energy-efficient, street-front windows and a solar-power system in this turn-of-the-century building located in London. This green-energy micro-fit project will result in significant energy savings that will be rolled back into programs and services for vulnerable populations.
$86,000 over 12 monthsTo increase the safety and number of physical activity programs offered and people participating by replacing the floor in this multi-use facility.
$119,400 over 12 monthsTo increase outdoor recreational opportunities for children, youth and other members of this rural community by installing a refrigerated outdoor ice rink.
$30,000 over 12 monthsTo increase opportunities for children to be involved in physical activity. Grant funds will support the installation of a splashpad in Otterville Park.
$100,000 over 12 monthsTo increase the participation of seniors and other community members in active-living programs by installing an accessible elevator.
$16,500 over 12 monthsTo increase the participation of seniors and others in recreational activities by renovating the entrance way of a popular community-gathering space and purchasing a commercial dishwasher and gas stove.
$35,200 over 12 monthsTo improve the quality and safety of active-living programs by providing new starting blocks and portable stairs. The Tillsonburg Community Centre pool is used by 2,000 public swimmers monthly.
$101,100 over 12 monthsTo upgrade the kitchen to meet all public health and fire safety requirements and ensure the safety of food programs offered to youth at risk from the London area. Renovations and new kitchen equipment will increase community use of facility for training and retreats and enhance the delivery of nutrition and physical activity programs to 120 children per week.
$103,500 over 12 monthsTo provide greater access to food programs offered at the Fusion Youth Centre thereby increasing the health and well being of youth. After kitchen renovations, it is expected that 1,800 youth will participate in culinary programs to increase their understanding of food safety, nutrition and preparation.
$79,800 over 12 monthsTo improve the safety and accessibility of physical activity programs in this well-used baseball park. Light poles will be replaced, safety netting installed and the food booth and washroom facilities upgraded.
$83,000 over 12 monthsTo increase energy conservation and upgrade this well-used facility that offers a range of community programming including youth activities and active-living programs for people living in the east London neighbourhood. A solar panel and new roof will be installed.