KAWARTHA LAKES-The deadline to apply for funding from either the Lindsay Legacy C.H.E.S.T. Fund or the Bobcaygeon Legacy C.H.E.S.T. Fund is Friday October 27, 2023 at 4:30pm.
Please visit the Grants and Funding page on our website and look for the Legacy C.H.E.S.T. Fund tab to learn about the program, check your eligibility and get instructions on how to apply.
What is a Legacy C.H.E.S.T. Fund?
The Legacy Community Hydro Electric Systems Transfer (C.H.E.S.T.) Funds are former hydroelectric commissions that are used to benefit the ratepayers of the geographic area which it served. The funds provide financial assistance to non-profit, community-based organizations that provide programs, projects, services, or activities that enhance the quality of life for Bobcaygeon and Lindsay residents in the areas of health, arts, culture, leisure, heritage, education and the environment.
The Lindsay Legacy C.H.E.S.T. Fund supports organizations within the geographic areas of Lindsay. The Bobcaygeon Legacy C.H.E.S.T. Fund supports organizations within the geographic areas of Bobcaygeon. Organizations that do not have non-profit status are eligible to apply through a non-profit sponsor.
Examples of past Lindsay Legacy C.H.E.S.T. Fund recipients
In 2023 grants included a new agency vehicle for A Place Called Home, renovations to Pinnguaq Association’s new facility, and bleachers at the Lindsay Exhibition fairgrounds.
Previous awards contributed to the splash pad and ropes course at the Boys and Girls Club, supported the Edwin Binney United Way Community Garden, and assisted other local organizations such as the Royal Canadian Legion, Kawartha Lakes Food Source, Flato Academy Theatre, Kawartha Lakes Museum and Archives, Kawartha Art Gallery, John Howard Society, Lindsay Lynx Girls Hockey Association, Women’s Resources, Kawartha Cycling, and many more!
Examples of past Bobcaygeon Legacy C.H.E.S.T. Fund recipients
In 2023, grants included funding for events such as Bobcaygeon Canada Day, the Ontario Open Fiddle and Step dance competition, as well as funds for Globus Theatre and Bobcaygeon Summer Music Camps. Grant support was also awarded to the A. Sheila Boyd Foundation, Bobcaygeon & District Lions Club, Impact 32, and Environmental Action Bobcaygeon for work and projects benefiting the Bobcaygeon community.
Previous awards contributed to the splash pad, playground equipment, and shelter at Tommy Anderson Park, as well as new decking at the Bobcaygeon Royal Canadian Legion Branch 239. Funding also supported other organizations in Bobcaygeon such as Kawartha Settlers Village, Bobcaygeon Lawn Bowling Club, and the Bobcaygeon Senior Citizens Centre.
If you require additional information please reach out to LeAnn Donnelly, Executive Assistant to the Director of Community Services, [email protected].