Community Foundation celebrates grants on Bruce Peninsula

Community Foundation Grey Bruce is travelling across Grey Bruce presenting grant cheques to area charities and non-profits who successfully applied for funding. Grants totalling $22,664 were recently distributed by Community Foundation Grey Bruce in the Bruce Peninsula area on two different occasions.

On Friday, July 5th, the Foundation travelled to the Habitat for Humanity build site at Neyaashiinigming where 6 houses are being built. Habitat for Humanity received a grant for $4,000 to help purchase energy efficient appliances for the new houses. Habitat also received a grant of $1,164 for a Defibrillator to be available at build sites. As well, United Way received $5,000 to provide new beds for the children of the new houses. Canadian Feed the Children, working with students and families of Kikendaasogamig Elementary school in Neyaashiinigming, received a grant of $3,000 for a project will that exclusively focus on land-based traditional activities such as trapping, hunting, foraging, etc., to support food-secure communities.

On Tuesday, July 16, a grant celebration was held at the Salvation Army Wiarton where four grants were presented. Salvation Army Wiarton received $3,000 for the Lighthouse Youth Drop-In project which provides a positive space for youth ages 13-17, as an alternative to some of the more potentially harmful activities in the community. Another grant for $1,500 goes to the Salvation Army to support the Seniors’ Group which aims to be a link helping seniors navigate the resources available in our area to enrich their quality of life, as well as reducing isolation.

Grey Sauble Conservation Authority accepted an environmental grant of $3000 to reduce the invasive Phragmites in the Oliphant Fishing Islands area. Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association also received an environmental grant for $2,000 to funding for the 2019 water sampling program that will track water quality in central Bruce Peninsula. In the past, the Biosphere Association has encouraged landowners to take on practices that will improve and protect surface and ground water conditions, with expected positive results reaching downstream to Lake Huron shoreline.