Submitted by CFGB
Exciting projects and programs will be starting up across Grey Bruce over the winter, thanks to grants from Community Foundation Grey Bruce (CFGB) totaling $248,180. Local charities and non-profits applied for support to start and grow projects through three grant streams this fall: Kids Can Play Bruce Grey, Fall Community Grants and Capital Grants.
“The Kids Can Play Bruce Grey grants let us focus in on youth recreation projects, an area that saw a real decline in applications during COVID” says Jen Legge, Grants Co-ordinator at CFGB. “This fall, we saw diverse applications from sports to art workshops and open mic events.”
Community Living Kincardine & District applied to the Kids Can Play Bruce Grey grant in partnership with Grey Bruce Play for their “All Kids Can Play” inclusion project. The project will create training and resources that coaches, volunteers and the community can use to make their programs more inclusive and welcoming for children of all abilities. They are addressing the lack of understanding of how to include all children, and the awareness of what accessibility barriers exists. The $3,000 grant will support a website, sensory and inclusion kits and presentations.
Bruce Grey Mentorship applied to the Capital Grant opportunity to improve their outdoor space. In addition to improving safety and accessibility to their location, the $20,000 grant will support a basketball court and outdoor play area for their Mentors and Mentees.
Other organizations receiving grants from CFGB this fall include Bruce Peninsula Biosphere, Georgian Bay Symphony, Earth Day Grey Bruce, Southampton Arts, Grey Bruce Hospice, The Hanley Institute, and The Meeting Place Tobermory.
Community Foundation Grey Bruce manages more than 165 endowed funds, created by local donors, that generate income which is disbursed as grants to charities and non-profits addressing quality of life in Grey and Bruce Counties.
For information on how you can make a lasting impact on your community by donating to one of our funds or creating a new fund, and for a complete list of community grant projects, visit the Foundation website at communityfoundationgreybruce.com. Applications will open in January for Spring 2023 Community Grants, with applications due April 15.