8:30 a.m., May 28)
Area organizations receive over $550K in Trillium grants
By Fred Sherwin
Ontario Trillium Foundation recently announced its grant
recipients for spring 2016, and two local organizations
were among those that received funding.
Cumberland Panthers Football Club was awarded $69,700
to purchase equipment for its players to help maintain
high quality programming.
grant was awarded under the Trillium Foundations
mandate to fund initiatives that provide infrastructure
for unstructured and structured physical activities in
the community. The Cumberland Panthers Football Club has
920 people in the community.
Mouvement dimplication franco-phones dOrléans,
or MIFO as it is more commonly known, will be getting
$242,400 over next 33 months to expand recreational activities
for francophone adults and seniors. The money will be
used to purchase technical equipment and hire additional
Luz Danse will receive $168,600 over the next 36 months
to to provide Francophone youth with opportunities to
see contemporary dance productions and attend workshops.
to the successful application, the grant will help enrich
peoples lives through arts, culture and heritage
by improving access to arts-based learning opportunities
and compelling artistic, cultural and heritage experiences.
The program will impact an estimated 2,500 people over
the next three years.
Food Ottawa, located in Blackburn Hamlet, will be getting
$75,000 over the next 12 months to launch a city-wide
food distribution capability for agencies serving economically-vulnerable
organizations that will be receiving money include the
Shepherds of Good Hope ($71,300 over 11 months); the Vanier
Museoparc ($27,400 over 12 months); the Bytown Museum
($20,000 over one month); the Ottawa Fringe Festival ($242,400
over 36 months); and the Youth Ottawa ($182,800 over 36
Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) awards some $110 million
in grants each year to more than 1,300 community organizations.
The grants are awarded on the basis of their potential
impact on the local community in providing increased opportunities
for local residents to particpate in recreational, artisitic
and social service programs.
applicants must also demonstrate that the programs being
funding will foster inclusiveness for residents in the
areas of gender and ethnicity.
Both MIFO and the Cumberland Panthers have received grants
in the past, as have dozens of other non profit and not
for profit organizations in the east end.
MPP Marie-France Lalonde says the Trillium Foundation
grants allow the recipient organizations to play a vital
role in keeping the community active, vibrant and healthy.
organizations are part of the heart of Ottawa-Orléans
and play a fundamental role in bettering our community,
says Lalonde. Im delighted that this funding
will deliver the best possible benefit to our residents,
our seniors, and our youth.
more information about the Trillium Foundation and how
groups can apply for funding visit www.otf.ca.
story was made possible thanks to their generous support
of our local business partners.)
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