March 1, 2012
$55,500 over 24 monthsTo hire a part time staff person who will work with the board and fund development committee on diversifying their funding base and strengthening the organization's ability to respond to community need for service.
$137,400 over 12 monthsTo expand a youth employment initiative into three neighbourhoods in London. The initiative uses a neighbourhood driven model where community leaders work with service providers to engage the community, identify priorities, plan services and outcomes. Youth will be trained in business development skills or in employment readiness skills.
$113,200 over 24 monthsTo hire a coordinator to establish an active and sustainable Social Planning Council that will identify and address social issues facing residents of Oxford.
$135,100 over 12 monthsTo contribute to the overall cost of upgrading a building which will become a transitional home for men. This project addresses an identified need from the St. Thomas-Elgin Housing study that demonstrated a gap in service for homeless men.
$23,600 over 12 monthsTo renovate the floors, chimney, eavestroughs, insulation, and install a new doorway/vestibule, enhancing the safety, accessibility and integrity of this designated heritage building in the Township of Ailsa Craig.
$140,000 over 24 monthsTo develop and implement a leadership program called Ready, Set, Goal! and Ready, Set, Action! targeting children aged eight to 14. This program will help to grow more community leaders and promote 'possibility thinking' with kids and families in South London communities.
$54,500 over 24 monthsTo strengthen this London based organization by recruiting new volunteer leaders, supporting succession planning, diversifying their funding base, and centralizing information and knowledge management systems.
$45,000 over 12 monthsTo hire program staff and an organizational consultant to develop and implement a sustainability plan so that the coalition can continue to help London area children who have been bullied.
$140,300 over 30 monthsTo develop and implement a Virtual Assessment Clinic and build the collective capacity of 13 health, educational and social service organizations who have joined forces to identify, assess and treat children affected by fetal alcohol spectrum disorder in London-Middlesex.
$4,200 over 12 monthsTo provide masks, jackets, chest protectors, Epees and gloves to help the club replace its aging equipment. This will help keep the sport of fencing accessible to targeted children and youth.
$74,200 over 24 monthsTo implement a suicide prevention strategy to increase the sector's capacity to deal with this tragic social issue. Funding is for a part-time coordinator and for associated project costs providing public awareness, community education, and front-line staff training in regards to suicide risk and prevention.
$39,500 over 12 monthsTo buy new equipment and implement a training program to help expand the knowledge base of the coaching/officiating staff and further expand the capacity of the club to attract more athletes.
$150,000 over 24 monthsTo provide transitional funding for salaries and operating costs to help this marketing organization further develop its tourism business. This will help ensure that Middlesex County with its eight municipalities are recognized as a preferred destination on par with others in the region.
$145,200 over 24 monthsTo hire a campaign coordinator to build the capacity of the organization to raise capital funds for this London museum. Funds are needed to replace the roof and make necessary capital improvements to the building and the adjacent archeological site.
$40,000 over 12 monthsTo install a new splash pad in Alexandra Park that will provide children and families access to free recreational opportunities.
$88,700 over 24 monthsTo hire a fund development and communications coordinator and help the organization implement their strategic plan to increase donor base and membership levels.
$8,600 over 12 monthsTo increase community participation in lawn bowling and improve the community club by providing effective de-thatching equipment, new green boards and protective mats for the greens.
$65,500 over 12 monthsTo upgrade the basketball court area in the public housing complex at Southdale and make a new winter ice rink available to the children of this town which has very few sports and recreational facilities.
$87,400 over 12 monthsTo increase community participation of all ages in curling by updating the facility's doors, windows, insulation and making the club more energy efficient, allowing for a better ice surface/facility for a longer period of time.
$55,000 over 12 monthsTo increase community participation in recreational activities at Drumbo Park by installing new fencing and seating at the ball diamond and soccer fields.
$15,000 over 6 monthsTo purchase and install an industrial dishwasher and handwashing station in order to increase the safety of food handling and to support the organization in delivering new food security programs.
$21,800 over 12 monthsTo increase engagement of the community and donors by supporting the purchase, data conversion, training and implementation of a new database system.
$43,500 over 12 monthsTo support the collaborative in the initiation and development of a community based strategy for the Cedar Creek Watershed with the goal of restoring its environmental health.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo upgrade the baseball park with the installation of a storage shed and new lighting equipment. The upgrades will help attract more players and expand the park operating hours.
$35,000 over 12 monthsTo hire a staff person who will support the organization's leadership volunteers in raising funds for the construction of a new women's shelter. A new shelter will address the issue of overcrowding in the existing, aging building.
$54,700 over 12 monthsTo repair the roof and increase energy efficiency of the lodge in order to provide an improved community gathering space for groups and members of all ages.
October 27, 2011
$36,500 over 36 monthsTo increase awareness and understanding of Cambodian culture and traditions. Funding would help implement a Cambodian Heritage program targeting youth.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo provide board development training to the organization's leadership on the sound governance of not-for-profit organizations. The grant will increase their capacity to deliver services more effectively to the diverse Francophone communities in London and surrounding areas.
$30,000 over 24 monthsTo help expand and maintain the recreational, social and cultural programming targeting Francophone seniors in London and surrounding areas. The Cercle is the only organization in the region serving Francophone seniors.
$30,000 over 6 monthsTo maintain community access to this hall in Beachville by constructing barrier free washrooms and replacing the range hood in the kitchen. These improvements will maintain the safety of the facility and increase access for seniors and people with disabilities.
$55,000 over 12 monthsTo make the Centre fully accessible by installing a wheel chair ramp and renovating the bathrooms.
$20,000 over 9 monthsTo replace the heating and cooling system of this rural community centre between Rodney and West Lorne. This will allow them to save costs on maintenance and to reduce their energy consumption.
$91,500 over 24 monthsTo bring stability to programs offered at the community space within the Fairview Housing Complex through the introduction of a part time project coordinator and for some supplies for programs like slow cooking, teen food preparation and children's recreation.
$125,800 over 24 monthsTo help expand the delivery of programming to schools and community organizations serving youth in London and to facilitate the growth and sustainability of the organization through community partnerships and developmental opportunities.
$75,000 over 12 monthsTo make leasehold improvements that would help move all their administrative operations to a centralized hub. The move would improve their capacity to deliver services and training more effectively and efficiently.
$33,300 over 12 monthsTo renovate the kitchen, bathrooms and roof of the facility providing a safer and fully functional community centre for the Romanian community.
$62,000 over 12 monthsTo maintain access to this community building which is shared with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ingersoll, Tillsonburg and area. The club will undertake exterior upgrades, replace the roof, add insulation and replace aging furnaces. These improvements will reduce operating costs for both groups and will address water damage issues, thereby ensuring that the building continues to be available for future community events.
$39,600 over 8 monthsTo create the opportunity for unstructured play activity at Springwater Conservation Area through the installation of a new playground structure.
$100,000 over 24 monthsTo support salary and project-related costs to develop a shared training program for different helplines in London-Middlesex and neighbouring counties. This initiative will help streamline the training programs provided to helpline staff and volunteers.
$40,000 over 12 monthsTo build an outdoor batting cage that will support the development of sport skills of youth in the area.
$30,000 over 24 monthsTo help the Association successfully host the World Under 19 Ringette Championships. Funds will support promotion of the event, recruitment and training of volunteers, development of players, coaches, parents and volunteers through clinics.
$100,000 over 12 monthsTo renovate and upgrade the facilities with a new roof, HVAC system and kitchen equipment, making the club fully functional and safe for the enjoyment of all its users.
$15,100 over 6 monthsTo replace kitchen equipment with more energy efficient and safer appliances to allow the Society to continue to host community events.
$75,000 over 12 monthsTo increase recreational opportunities for families in Norwich and surrounding rural areas through the construction of a wheelchair accessible splash pad in Harold Bishop Park.
$78,600 over 18 monthsTo develop their World Camp programming to raise awareness of poverty, environmental impacts and of food production. This will be available through their summer camp programs and as standalone offerings. Increasing the use of their facilities with increased programming would add to their revenue stream and allow them to continue to upgrade their facilities.
$40,000 over 16 monthsTo support salary and project costs to help coordinate and support the Francophone sector in Thames Valley. The grant will help accomplish the development of a five-year strategic plan for the Francophone community and help all organizations involved work on a shared vision and common goals.
$14,800 over 12 monthsTo renovate the roof and provide a safer and fully functional recreational facility.
$20,000 over 12 monthsTo buy new equipment that will help the Chapter present more Barbershop quartet performances and for advertising promotion costs. This will help increase the service delivery capacity of the organization and allow them to successfully implement a new community outreach program targeting students and seniors.
$50,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase a new pick up and delivery truck and help ensure that their clientele is receiving the needed donated items.
$24,500 over 12 monthsTo engage the community in celebrating Black History Month through organizing, supporting and collaborating with community organizations on programs and activities that are available in the region.
$15,000 over 9 monthsTo increase recreational options in Southwold by installing a cement pad which will be used as an ice rink in the winter and a skate park in the summer.
$54,200 over 12 monthsTo increase access to the Thamesford pool for seniors and people with disabilities by creating a wheelchair accessible washroom and change area, and adding an easier entry point to the pool. Additional upgrades to the change rooms and wiring will increase safety at this well-used community facility.
$75,000 over 12 monthsTo maintain community access to high quality recreational and competitive badminton in Woodstock and surrounding areas by contributing to roof replacement and exterior brick repair costs. These repairs will stop water leaks at the facility and provide a safe playing surface for the Club's 2,000 users.
June 29, 2011
$150,000 over 24 monthsTo provide staffing and programming costs for a holistic lodge that will strive to meet the needs of vulnerable Aboriginal youth in the city of London.
$13,000 over 12 monthsTo help successfully organize the second edition of the popular Polish Festival. This grant will fund stage, lighting, tents and advertising costs, and help increase participation levels in Polish cultural events.
$84,600 over 36 monthsTo coordinate the completion of 12 land restoration projects throughout Elgin County resulting in more than125 acres being restored. These projects will increase public awareness of the importance of stewardship.
$38,300 over 12 monthsTo change the grant making culture and processes in order to increase the impact of their grants to achieve outcomes consistent with community priorities. Funds will be used to hire a consultant to guide the planning process.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo upgrade the water-quality management system and improve the overall condition, safety, and serviceability of the pool and facilities for the enjoyment of all members.
$18,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase a new speaker system, lap top computer and shelving to assist the organization to deliver quality programs to children and youth.
$71,000 over 24 monthsTo present a workshop series for young people that is based on a multi-disciplinary approach to arts and culture. This youth engagement project will encourage youth who feel marginalized by traditional arts and culture organizations, to participate and get involved in local arts and cultural programs and services.
$50,000 over 12 monthsTo upgrade the facilities with automated doors and new electrical and lighting systems that would help the organizations be fully accessible and safer for the enjoyment of its users.
$95,000 over 12 monthsTo help equip a new 100,000 square foot multisports facility open to all community members. This will lead to more community participation in sports and living a healthier lifestyle.
$120,000 over 24 monthsTo implement phase II of the Safe Integration Project that aims to enhance the cultural competency of mainstream social and protection service providers. This project will help them develop and conduct culturally appropriate family violence intervention and support programs targeting Muslim families in the Middlesex region.
$42,500 over 16 monthsTo complete an environmental assessment on an ecologically sensitive area of Beachville which must be done before the organization can continue with the next phase of trail development.
$70,000 over 12 monthsTo ensure the preservation and restoration of the Red Antiquities Building, which has been designated under the Ontario Heritage Act
$49,700 over 6 monthsTo fully upgrade the kitchen to ensure that it meets all health standards and increases its functionality.
$20,300 over 12 monthsTo upgrade the foundation, replace the air conditioning unit and the front door on this well used facility that is a designated emergency centre for the town.
$13,900 over 12 monthsTo renovate the community centre in this rural area and make the facility safer and more enjoyable for the whole community.
$7,000 over 6 monthsTo install a new ramp on the exterior of the community hall in Folden, Ontario in order to meet accessibility standards of the Ontario Building Code. The hall is a well used facility in a community with a growing seniors population.
$58,000 over 24 monthsTo hire fundraising staff who would help increase support to the Hospice from the community.
$72,900 over 12 monthsTo renovate the community centre in the rural township of Ekfrid and make it fully accessible, functional and safe for the enjoyment of all community members.
$41,000 over 12 monthsTo create a Master Aging Plan for Oxford County which will support the community and not-for-profit sector in identifying key priority areas of need. The workplan will provide clear direction and recommendations on how to move the community forward in planning for the County's aging population.
$79,800 over 24 monthsTo help prepare newcomers for volunteering and enhanced employment potential. This new program will help foster a stronger, more inclusive and diverse volunteer community in London.
$13,600 over 12 monthsTo replace goalie equipment and first aid kits in order to ensure the safety of children participating in the sport.