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Non-Profits In Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock To Receive Support Through The Community Building Fund

KAWARTHA LAKES-The Ontario government says it is providing more than $46 million to support 648 non-profit tourism, culture, sport and recreation organizations through the Community Building Fund’s Operating stream, including 10 organizations in Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock. The funding will be used to help them recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and deliver much-needed programs and services in our community.

Locally, the following organizations will benefit from funding:


Organization Funding
Lindsay Little Theatre $ 12,400.00
Lindsay Agricultural Society $ 250,000.00
Boys & Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes $ 128,800.00
The Lindsay Gallery $ 50,000.00
Globus Theatre $ 50,000.00
4th Line Theatre $ 100,000.00
Maple Leaf Cavan FC (MLCFC) $ 50,000.00
The Beaverton Thorah Eldon Historical Society $ 17,400.00
Highlands Summer Festival $ 14,600.00
Rails End Gallery and Arts Centre $ 50,000.00


“We know COVID-19 has presented challenges for our local non-profits and that’s why our government is providing grants to ensure they can continue to provide the services and experiences our community members miss,” said Laurie Scott, MPP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock.

“Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, our government has been committed to supporting those struggling the most,” said Minister MacLeod. “The Community Building Fund was designed with this in mind – to enhance the quality of life for Ontarians and support local jobs. These grants will help non-profit organizations across Ontario sustain operations– providing funding so they can adapt to the pressures of the pandemic and continue to deliver programming that is critical to the economic and social well-being of communities across the province.”

Additionally, three organizations in Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock will also be receiving funding through the Reconnect Festival and Event Program designed to help festival and event organizers adapt to new public health measures with virtual, drive-in/drive-through and other safe offerings.


Locally, the following organizations will benefit from funding:


Organization Funding
Globus Theatre Inc. $ 167,194
The 4Th Line Theatre Company Of Peterborough $ 92,842
Lindsay Agricultural Society $ 170,850


The Community Building Fund launched earlier this year as a part of the 2020 Budget, Ontario’s Action Plan: Protect, Support, Recover and is administered by the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) through two streams: Operating and Capital. The Operating stream closed on June 1, 2021, and is providing organizations across the province with funding support for:

  • Essential expenditures, such as staff salaries and fixed operational costs, including utilities, rent, lease, telephone and communication lines/services.
  • Equipment costs, programs, services, and adapting to public health measures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, such as equipment for changing technology, health and safety, and personal protective equipment.
  • Innovation, digital and mobile web/virtual costs for the delivery of products and experiences.

The Ontario Trillium Foundation is an agency of the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, working to build healthy and vibrant communities across Ontario through investments of local grants to non-profit organizations. Its programs support the arts, culture, heritage, sports and recreation, human and social services, and environment sectors across the province.

Municipalities, Indigenous communities and non-profit organizations in the sport and recreation sectors are eligible to apply for the Community Building Fund – Capital Stream. For more information, eligibility requirements and deadlines, please visit otf.ca.

For organizations interested in applying for the Community Building Fund, OTF will provide support through information sessions and one-on-one application coaching calls. More information about OTF supports is available at otf.ca.


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