KAWARTHA LAKES-In response to the wide-ranging impact of Coronavirus on the community, Kawartha Lakes Council made available a Community Pandemic Recovery Fund (CPRF) of $500,000 and has handed out almost half of that.
Officials say the purpose of the funding is to provide support for programs and services that assist residents in meeting their basic human service needs. The application period closed March 1 and the Community Pandemic Recovery Fund Evaluation Committee has reviewed all applications and awarded $245,000 to the qualifying organizations listed in the chart below.
“The Committee is pleased to support the many agencies and organizations that met the funding criteria. These are valued partners in the well-being of our community and the funding is much needed to continue their work. Some projects involve adapting to the new world we find ourselves in, and the technology needed to reach those they serve,” commented Heather Kirby of Kawartha Lakes Food Source, Co-chair of the Community Pandemic Recovery Task Force.
Eligible organizations include non-profit and community service providers in the broader health and human services sector. Organizations must be an incorporated non-profit organization or registered charity. The goals of the CPRF are to encourage the necessary collaboration and sharing of resources, foster the essential innovation of operations and practice, build capacity to foster long-term stability, and to establish intentional progressive planning. For unsuccessful applicants, the primary reason they were denied was a lack of alignment with the fund objective “to support pandemic recovery and relief efforts for non-profit and community service providers in the broader health and human services sector.”
Council will consider how to handle the balance of the funds in the Community Pandemic Recovery Fund at the April 6 Committee of the Whole meeting.