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County presents first round of Community Grants Funding

In conjunction with The County Community Foundation (CCF), the County presented 10 community recipients with grants from the 2017 Municipal Community Grants Program.

Program funding, aimed at improving the well-being and quality-of-life of the community and its residents through financial assistance to non-profit community based organizations, was the first to be administered by the CCF.

“County Council established this partnership with the CCF with the intent of making the Municipal Community Grants Program more efficient, and improving the alignment of our two organizations’ community-building support programming,” said Mayor Robert Quaiff. “It’s exciting to see the first results of that partnership come to fruition. Each and every one of these initiatives is incredibly deserving of our support.”

The CCF administers two streams of grant applications: grants up to $5,000 in cash and in-kind; and, in-kind grants of $1,000 or less. For those grants that the CCF administers, it tops up municipal funding by an additional 25 per cent. The municipality continues to manage applications for grants of more than $5,000.

“The County Community Foundation is pleased to partner with the municipality in providing these grants to local organizations which support important projects by and for our community,” says Joan Pennefather, President of the CCF. “As with other grant programs which we manage, these grants demonstrate the dedication and care of so many PEC volunteers and residents.”

The application period for this round of funding closed in September. The next round of funding will open on-line on January 26th with applications
closing on March 3rd.

An Information Night is set for Monday, Feb. 13 at 4 p.m. at the Foundation Office in The Edward Building, Picton. The program is intended for non-profit, community-based organizations that provide programs and services in the areas of: arts, culture, heritage, recreation, environment, health and human
services.

The municipality initiated the program to promote the self-sufficiency of community non-profit groups and programs by encouraging those in receipt of funding to become self-supporting.

Recreation Grants
PEC Skating Club – $850 In-kind for rental of ice in Picton and Wellington. Funding to support the CanSkate @ School National Pilot Program

PEC Minor Hockey – $350 In-kind rental space at Wellington Community Centre. Funding to support the Annual Equipment Exchange program

County Clippers Youth Basketball – $1,850 cash Funding to support the purchase of Ontario Basketball Association Jerseys.

Brain Injury Association Quinte District – $2,486 cash funding to support the Helmet Lending Program. This grant also falls under the category of Health and Human Services.

Human and Health Services Grants
Canadian Cancer Society – $2,200 In-kind for rental of the Picton Fairgrounds and buildings. Funding to support the PEC Relay for Life.

Gilead Fellowship – $2,500 In-kind for use of the Prince Edward Community Centre. Funding to support the Fellowship’s Annual Community Christmas Dinner.

Picton Food Bank – $2,500 cash funding to support the expansion of the Food Bank’s refrigeration capacity.

The Storehouse Foodbank – $2,500 cash funding to support the purchase of a moving/cargo trailer for the foodbank.

Arts / Heritage Grants
Prince Edward County Fibre Festival $1,000 cash and $2,500 in-kind funding to assist in event expenses and rental of the Picton Fairgrounds.

Prince Edward Historical Society – $1,000 cash and $2,000 in-kind funding to support the society’s ‘Two Days About Yesterday Event’ and rental of the
Picton Fairgrounds.

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