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(Updated 8:30 a.m., May 28)
Area organizations receive over $550K in Trillium grants

By Fred Sherwin
Orléans Online

The Ontario Trillium Foundation recently announced its grant recipients for spring 2016, and two local organizations were among those that received funding.

The Cumberland Panthers Football Club was awarded $69,700 to purchase equipment for its players to help maintain high quality programming.

The grant was awarded under the Trillium Foundation’s 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.

The Mouvement d’implication franco-phones d’Orléans, 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 staff.

Tara 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.

According to the successful application, the grant will help enrich people’s 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.

Just 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 people.

Other 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 months).

The 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.

The 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.

Ottawa-Orléans 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.

“These organizations are part of the heart of Ottawa-Orléans and play a fundamental role in bettering our community,” says Lalonde. “I’m delighted that this funding will deliver the best possible benefit to our residents, our seniors, and our youth.”

For more information about the Trillium Foundation and how groups can apply for funding visit www.otf.ca.

(This story was made possible thanks to their generous support of our local business partners.)


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