Non-profits get funding boost from Trillium Foundation

Sixteen non-profit organizations in southwestern Ontario have received a funding boost of over $1.6 million through the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Resilient Communities Fund.

The Ontario government made the funding announcement earlier this week.

“Non-profits are the heartbeat of our community, and this investment is fantastic news for everyone who relies on them,” said Lambton-Kent-Middlesex MPP Monte McNaughton. “Whether you’re looking for a place of shelter, somewhere to learn a new language, or meet new friends, our government will continue to invest in community programs that build a stronger Ontario for everyone.”

A full list of successful grant recipients can be found below.

Of the 16 organizations, the London Abused Women’s Centre received the most funding at $193,500.

The only organization in Lambton County to receive funding was the Lambton Centre, which was awarded $97,900.

Executive Director Laura Swan told Sarnia News Today that the funding will help in a few different areas, such as planning.

Swan said as one of their major projects, Lambton Centre will work with a London-based firm to develop a 10-year architectural plan to remain a sustainable and accessible outdoor outreach facility

“We’ve been here for over 60 years so all of our infrastructure is at a point where it’s aging at the same time and we’re really in need of a plan like this,” Swan said.

The recent funding announcement in southwestern Ontario was part of the government’s plan to invest more than $37 million to support 417 non-profit organizations.

Funding Allocations:

London Abused Women’s Centre – $193,500

Oneida Nation of the Thames – $183,200

ATN Access Inc., London – $182,100

LIFE*SPIN, London – $175,100

Big Brothers/Big Sisters of St. Thomas-Elgin – $148,700

Kids Kicking Cancer Canada Corp., London – $122,300

Rural Response for Healthy Children, Clinton – $121,000

Family Service Thames Valley, London – $100,000

Lambton Centre – $97,900

Inn Out of the Cold, St. Thomas – $97,000

London Symphonia – $75,000

Camp Kee-Mo-Kee, Komoka – $53,300

Alzheimer Society Southwest Partners – $25,000

Rotary Club of Dresden – $14,900

Why We March LGBT, London – $11,100

London Cross Cultural Learner Centre – $10,100

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