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COVID-19 grant program delivers much-needed support to local groups

November 12, 2020

Picton, ON – The municipality and The County Foundation have awarded funding to 33 community groups and organizations through the Municipal COVID-19 Recovery Grant program.

“These groups are at the heart of our community. Unfortunately, the pandemic has put undue hardship on them and really hampered their fundraising opportunities,” Mayor Steve Ferguson says. “I am hopeful that this funding will help them get through the next several months so that they can weather the storm and continue to serve and enrich our community for years to come.”

The one-time program was made possible through unallocated funds from the 2020 Municipal Community Grant program as well as funds from The County Foundation. The municipality provided $68,600 with The County Foundation contributing $5,000. An additional $1,000 was provided by The County Foundation from the PEC Helping PEC COVID-19 Fund to assist with several health-related requests. Eligibility requirements were kept to a minimum in order to help the greatest number of groups and organizations as possible.

“We are pleased that we were able to deliver financial support to all 33 groups that met the eligibility requirements,” says Jefferson Gilbert, Executive Director, The County Foundation. “I want to thank community members who have given generously to The County Foundation and the PEC Helping PEC COVID-19 Fund.”

See below for the complete list of Municipal COVID-19 Recovery Grant recipients.

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For media inquiries, please contact Mark Kerr, Communications and Media Coordinator, at 613.476.2148 extension 1009 or by email at mkerr@pecounty.on.ca.

Municipal COVID-19 Recovery Grant recipients

Ameliasburgh Garden Club $500.00
Archway Connection $2,500.00
Baxter Arts Centre $1,100.00
Brighton Auxiliary Rescue Unit (works in West PEC) $1,500.00
Consecon Legion $2,500.00
Festival Players of Prince Edward County $5,000.00
Heal With Horses Therapeutic Centre $2,500.00
Hospice Prince Edward $5,000.00
Kait’s Rest Foundation $2,500.00
Kinette Club of Picton $1,500.00
PEC Studio Tour $1,000.00
Picton Business Improvement Association $2,500.00
Picton Pirates $2,500.00
Picton Town Hall Board of Management $1,500.00
Prince Edward 4-H $1,500.00
Prince Edward 4-H Dairy Club $1,500.00
Prince Edward Community Theatre $1,500.00
Prince Edward County Master Gardeners $1,000.00
Prince Edward County Quilters’ Guild $1,500.00
Prince Edward County Radio Corporation: 99.3 County FM $5,000.00
Prince Edward District Women’s Institute, Art & Craft Sale $2,500.00
Prince Edward Minor Basketball Association – County Clippers $1,500.00
Prince Edward Yacht Club $2,500.00
Quinte Educational Museum and Archives $1,500.00
Raising A Village – Quinte $1,500.00
Seventh Town Historical Society $1,500.00
Shatterbox Theatre $1,500.00
The Children’s Foundation $1,500.00
The Department of Illumination $2,500.00
The Friends of Rose House Museum $1,500.00
The Hub Child & Family Centre $5,000.00
The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 160 Wellington $2,500.00
Volunteer & Information Quinte $5,000.00
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