KAWARTHA LAKES-The City of Kawartha Lakes and a number of other organizations will receive approximately $2 million in grant funding from the federal government.
It’s part of a $12.2 million investment announced on Tuesday by Helena Jaczek, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario to help 33 tourism, community infrastructure and economic development projects in Peterborough, Northumberland and Kawartha Lakes.
The investments, through the Tourism Relief Fund (TRF), Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF) and Community Economic Development and Diversification (CEDD), are meant to support community infrastructure, tourism and economic development according to the feds.
Kawartha Works Community Cooperative was awarded $500,000 to establish outdoor, world-class entertainment experiences for tourists at the new Grove Theatre in Fenelon Falls. The Coop will also receive $150,000 to reinvent playground at Tommy Anderson Park in Bobcaygeon to include new play areas and increase the capacity and quality of the visitor experience.
BGC Kawarthas is slated to receive almost $400,000 to construct the skate park at Boys and Girls Club of Kawartha Lakes’ property in Lindsay.
The City of Kawartha Lakes was awarded $750,000 to improve downtown streetscapes on William Street North and South, Peel Street, York Street North, Kent Street West and Cambridge Street in Lindsay.
The Kirkfield and District Historical Society will receive $76,710 to renovate its historical building to be more energy-efficient and accessible and deliver more inclusive programing for the community’s aging rural population.
Maryboro Lodge, The Fenelon Falls Museum will receive $39,540 to deliver culinary and children’s tourism events and programming.
And The Sheila Boyd Foundation in Bobcaygeon is slated for $10,000 to create virtual museum tours, adapt operations to public health requirements and provide year-round access to exhibits
The Feds say all funding is pending successful execution of contribution agreement with FedDev Ontario.