This grant is part of the first round of funding through the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s new $83-million Resilient Communities Fund.
“Non-profit organizations like this one are an integral and valued part of our community and our government is very pleased to be able to provide support,” said Clark. “Many people rely on their services every day, and even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, they deliver.”
The Resilient Communities Fund provides grants of up to $150,000 to help eligible non-profit organizations. They can apply for a broad and flexible range of needs, such as mental and physical health and well-being supports for staff or volunteers, identifying new health and safety processes, or purchasing new technology and personal protective equipment. The fund will also provide grants to support capital needs, such as renovations and facility updates to meet the changing needs of the communities they serve.
These funds will be used to help Seniors’ Community Services pivot toward sustainable services for seniors within the North Grenville community.
“Ontario Trillium Foundation funding enables us to build the infrastructure within Seniors’ Community Services to overcome the financial challenges as presented by COVID-19,” said Dawn Rodger, executive director of Seniors’ Community Services. “Providing safe, accessible and quality programming to our senior population remains our top priority.”
“COVID-19 has resulted in a ‘triple threat’ of health, economic and social crises in Ontario, and this funding will help 486 non-profits adapt to those challenges, and ensure that they have the tools and resources to provide the best service to those who need it the most,” said Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries. “As we work towards the province’s economic and social recovery, supporting programs like the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Resilient Communities Fund will make a real difference in the lives of individuals and families.”
For more information on the OTF’s Resilient Communities Fund, and for a full list of recipients, please visit the OTF website.
Source: The office of Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes MPP Steve Clark