Ontario Providing Capital Funding to Non-Profit Organizations in Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston

Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport is enabling infrastructure repairs and upgrades to deliver critical community programming

March 4, 2024

Carleton Place – MPP John Jordan was on hand last week for the Official Grand Re-Opening of the revitalized gymnasium floor at Carembeck Community Centre. The Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport is providing $76,900 in funding through the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s (OTF) Capital grant stream. This funding will help to ensure that communities have safe and ready access to critical programming, activities and spaces.

“The news of this successful OTF grant really drives home the impact that government funding can have a local and regional level,” said John Jordan, MPP for Lanark—Frontenac—Kingston. “When projects like a new gym floor get the green light, it means kids can play safely, teams can stay in the game, and the opportunities are wide open for anyone in the community who wants to get out and get involved in some level of recreation. Thumbs up to the people who did the work on this one – your efforts to revive the Carambeck Community Centre have paid off to the tune of $76,900 – and that’s a win for this Town, and for this government – because healthy, active communities keep us all moving forward to a better, stronger future!”

Provincial funding that is received through the OTF’s Capital grant stream improves the infrastructure that Ontarians need to thrive. Whether it’s purchasing equipment, building a new space, or completing renovations, retrofits or repairs, these grants support projects that are having a positive impact in Carleton Place.

“This funding is a game changer for a highly used facility that was starting to show its age,” says Toby Randell, Mayor of the Town of Carleton Place. “The vision for Carambeck was always to create a place where residents could gather and come together as a community, and I am looking forward to seeing the Centre utilized to its full potential as a result of the revitalization of this space.”

“Non-profit organizations across Ontario deliver programming that makes a difference – helping people train for new careers, learn new things, or simply connect with those around them,” said Neil Lumsden, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport. “That’s why the capital grant support that my ministry is providing is so important. Our government wants to ensure that these spaces remain the heart of communities across our province.”

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

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