01 May

Municipal Community Grants Program supports more than 20 organizations

Picton – The County of Prince Edward and The County Foundation announced today the results of the 2019 Municipal Community Grants Program.

“These organizations are doing outstanding work for our community,” says Steve Ferguson, Mayor, County of Prince Edward. “With support from the Municipal Community Grants Program, hundreds of volunteers are helping deliver a variety of programs and services that simply would not be possible otherwise.”

The County Foundation administers both streams of the Municipal Community Grants Program on behalf of the municipality. Non-profit, community-based organizations may request financial assistance as well as in-kind support to offset the costs associated with using municipally owned facilities.

Grant applicants must demonstrate the value and benefit of their work to the community and their capacity to complete the proposed project. Applications are also evaluated based on their alignment with the goals and objectives of The County’s Corporate Strategic Plan and other relevant strategic documents.

“We feel honoured to have been chosen by the municipality to administer the process that provides well-deserved grants to support organizations delivering key programs and initiatives in our community,” says Brian Beiles, President, The County Foundation.

Nine organizations will receive $166,200 in cash and $5,200 of in-kind support from the municipality through the Grants over $5,000 stream. Fourteen organizations will receive $9,291 in cash and $33,451 of in-kind support from the municipality through the Grants under $5,000 stream. (See the 2019 Municipal Community Grants Program Backgrounder for a full list of recipients).

Applications for the 2020 Municipal Community Grants Program will open this fall. Updates will be shared on the County of Prince Edward website as well as The County’s Facebook and Twitter accounts. 

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