Ontario Helping Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston Non-Profits Improve Community Services

December 13

MPP John Jordan Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston has announced the Ontario government is providing more than $525,000 in capital grant funding through the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) to help 6 non-profit organizations in Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston deliver much-needed community support programs.

“Non-profit organizations deliver programs that make a huge difference in peoples’ lives. They are the backbone of Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston,” said MPP Jordan. “ These local investments keep our communities strong, vibrant and growing, with services and programs that are tailored to meet residents needs.”

These grants will support organizations that are making a positive impact in communities throughout the province. This includes Montague Township.

“We applied to the OTF Capital Fund for Rosedale Hall in Montague Township”, said Allison Vereyken, Clerk/Administrator for the Township. “Previous funding was received from OTF to put in the current play structure and upgrade the interior of the Hall. We wanted to grow off the previous grant and make the play area and parking more accessible to everyone. The parking lot will be pulverized, new granular base and new asphalt placed, along with a paved pathway to the play structure. An accessible swing will be installed and a small area for basketball. It is very important for Council and Staff that we grow in an inclusive and accessible direction for all. We are very excited to be receiving this funding as we are a small rural community and this will have a big impact on everyone who uses the facility.”

Another recipient from the Ontario Trillium Foundation was the Town of Perth. Mayor Judy Brown said, “We are thrilled to learn that the Town of Perth will be receiving $140,000 from the Ontario Trillium Foundation for the replacement of our playground equipment at the Mill Street Playground. This playground was originally built in 2008 with a large portion being funded by the community, and it is centrally located making it accessible for many residents and visitors to Perth. It has been extremely well-used, and we are excited that this grant will ensure that it will be available for many years to come.”

This funding is a part of an Ontario government investment of more than $37 million in capital grant funding to help 417 non-profit organizations across the province deliver much-needed community support programs.

“Safe, accessible and well-equipped infrastructure is essential for healthy, vibrant communities. Having appropriate spaces and equipment ensures that non-profit organizations can deliver high-quality programming to the communities they serve,” said Katharine Bambrick, CEO, Ontario Trillium Foundation. “These capital projects are vital and are expected to enhance over 4.5 million square feet of community spaces for Ontarians.”

Other Ontario Trillium Foundation Recipients include Rural Frontenac Community Services ( Just over $46,000)- to be used for replacing the roof and eavestroughs to extend the life of the building that is home to many important community programs and services.

Central Frontenac Township– (just over $93,000) – will address a community need by building an outdoor sport court, that will increase access to activities and programs to improve an underutilized space in Central Frontenac

Tay Valley Township ( just over $54,500 over 12 months) – upgrading Maberly Hall to reduce carbon footprint, increase accessibility, functionality and efficiency, and improve operations with new doors, lighting, ramp and signage.        

Carleton Place Youth Centre– ( $48,800 Capital grant over 6 months) – will address a community need by renovating the facility with new floors, ceilings, an outdoor shelter and new equipment to improve safety, functionality and efficiency.

Please visit the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s website for more information and a full list of Capital grant stream recipients.