KAWARTHA LAKES-MPP Laurie Scott was recently at the Legion in Omemee to announce nine non-profit organizations in Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock will receive a collective total of $875,700 to help offset the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic through the Resilient Communities Fund.
“This funding will help local non-profit organizations recover from the impacts of the pandemic and help grow their services and supports they offer,” said Laurie Scott, MPP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock. “The Omemee Legion is using their $123,200 grant to construct a fantastic outdoor patio that will benefit community members and support their revitalization plans for the Legion.”
The Resilient Communities Fund provides grants of up to $150,000 to eligible non-profit organizations to cover a broad and flexible range of needs, such as:
- ▪ Mental and physical health and wellbeing supports for staff or volunteers.
- ▪ Support to adapt or re-imagine program delivery and services to meet the needs ofcommunities, employees and volunteers, incorporate new health and safety processes, or purchase new technology and personal protective equipment.
▪ Renovations and facility updates to meet the changing needs of the communities they serve.
“Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, our government has committed to supporting those struggling the most,” said Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries. “That’s why it’s been a priority for us to fund successful programs like the Resilient Communities Fund, which helps non-profits adapt and grow – ensuring they can continue providing the best service possible to the people of Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock and make a positive difference in the lives of individuals and families.”