Grand River

2012-2013

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November 1 deadline

2/10 Dragoons Unit 341 of the Army, Navy, Air Force Veterans of Canada
$8,000 over six months to maintain access to this well used community building in Brantford by contributing to the cost of replacing the roof over the games room.

Alzheimer Society of Haldimand Norfolk
$57,500 over two years to pilot effective approaches to recruiting skilled volunteers who can lead support groups and undertake speaking and outreach activities to support clients with Alzheimer disease in Haldimand and Norfolk.

Black Eye Boxing Inc.
$11,700 over six months to increase access to high quality boxing training for adults and youth in Brantford and surrounding areas.

Boys and Girls Club of Brantford
$100,500 over two years to increase opportunities for healthy physical and recreational after-school activity for children and youth in Brantford. Funds will contribute to an upgraded computer lab, new rock climbing wall, re-surfaced gymnasium floor and more energy efficient lighting at the Club's Edge Street facility.

Brant Figure Skating Club
$11,200 over one year to maintain access for skaters and the Brantford community to a high quality year-end skating carnival. Grant funds will be used to replace equipment lost in a fire and will allow the club to continue to sustain the carnival into the future.

Brant Theatre Workshops Inc.
$16,600 over one year to enhance audience experience at the Summer Theatre Festival through the purchase of new sound and lighting equipment. Grant funds will also allow website upgrades and the development of new marketing materials to attract new audiences from neighboring communities.

Brantford Moose Lodge 791 - Loyal Order Of Moose
$18,100 over six months to increase financial sustainability by upgrading the community meeting space with new flooring, ceiling tiles and more efficient plumbing fixtures, thereby making the halls more attractive for rentals.

Caledonia Regional Chamber of Commerce, as lead organization on this collaborative
$33,000 over six months to continue economic revitalization efforts in Caledonia through supporting completion of branding and marketing studies for the community. Grant funds will be used to continue the Revitalization Caledonia coordinator position and identify groups willing to take responsibility for future implementation.

Community Support Centre Haldimand Norfolk
$7,100 over six months to increase community capacity in Caledonia by creating new partnerships and identifying local priorities that groups can work on together. Funds will support a part-time staff position to coordinate the initiative.

Cottonwood Mansion Preservation Foundation
$35,000 over two years to attract new audiences and volunteers to Cottonwood in order to build financial sustainability. Grant funds will contribute to the curator's salary at this Haldimand County based heritage facility.

Friendship House of Brant Inc., as lead organization on this collaborative
$36,400 over one year to increase access to summer camp supports for children and youth with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and related issues in Brant. Grant funding will be used to support front line staff and to facilitate additional outreach to local service clubs and the faith community in order to build the financial sustainability of the camp.

Grand River Conservation Authority, as lead organization on this collaborative
$74,100 over one year to create a series of looped walking trails in Brantford's new walkable urban forest by funding the installation of five bridges, an information kiosk and directional signage.

Grand Valley Christian Centre
$22,000 over two years to increase access to healthy, affordable food for Brantford residents by supporting upgrades and operating costs for a volunteer operated bus which will transport low income families to grocery stores. The bus will also be used to transport food supplies to volunteer based emergency food providers in the city.

Haldimand Norfolk Work Group of Simcoe
$56,500 over one year to increase job opportunities for people with mental health and addictions by supporting the development of new social enterprise business for the agency. Funds will also support hiring a coordinator.

Nature's Calling! Environmental Education
$12,400 over one year to increase opportunities for children and youth in Brant Haldimand and Norfolk to access high quality environmental education opportunities. Grant funds will be used to increase the organization's capacity to deliver programs which engage youth in outdoor, environmental themed activities.

Nova Vita Women's Shelter Incorporated
$103,000 over one year to increase the financial sustainability of programs offered by the shelter by assisting with the start-up of a new social enterprise in Brantford which will generate additional earned income for the agency.

ROTARY CLUB OF CALEDONIA
$50,000 over six months to increase opportunities for low cost recreation for youth by contributing to the community's first permanent skate park.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 461 - Dunsdon, Brantford
$89,600 over six months to maintain access to this well used community building by contributing to the replacement of the roof and the installation of more energy efficient air conditioning units.

Simcoe Little Theatre
$11,100 over six months to maintain access to affordable community theatre productions by assisting with the purchase of new fire retardant stage curtains.

St. Paul's United Church - Paris
$5,000 over six months to maintain access to comfortable community meeting and recreation space, and to reduce energy usage by replacing eight windows in the church's meeting rooms with more energy efficient models.

The Dunnville Soccer Park Corporation
$9,500 over six months to support volunteers in maintaining high quality soccer fields that are used by more than 400 children and adults each year. Grant funds will be used to replace an aging lawn tractor and to purchase a lawn roller.

The Lions Club of Dunnville
$50,000 over six months to increase opportunities for low cost recreation for youth by contributing to the community's first permanent skate park.

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July 1 deadline

Bird Studies Canada, as lead organization on this collaborative
$46,000 over one year to increase opportunities for eco-tourism in Norfolk and Haldimand Counties through the development of a Birding Trail and accompanying web-based map.

Burford Figure Skating Club
$10,000 over six months to increase the club's financial sustainability by contributing to a state of the art sound system. The new sound system will be easier for volunteers to operate, will be available for use by other local groups, and will help the club to continue to attract more competitive skaters.

Caledonia Community Foundation
$34,100 over two years to provide support by hiring a part-time coordinator to increase marketing and outreach efforts of this new community foundation in Haldimand County.

Cayuga Gymnastics Club
$24,800 over one year to increase safety and maximize physical training of participants in this club by replacing aging equipment and purchasing appropriate equipment for boys.

Community Living Haldimand
$30,500 over one year to implement and provide training on AIMS, an information management system, for better data collection, reporting, and management of service delivery that will improve the agency’s case management process of serving people with disabilities in Haldimand-Norfolk.

Community Resource & Employment Service (Brantford)
$38,500 over one year to increase the food bank's capacity to accept large donations of food from local businesses and through food drives. Grant funds will contribute to the purchase of a large cube van, so that food donations can be picked up in fewer trips, thereby making more effective use of staff and volunteer time.

Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant
$96,800 over two years to increase arts programming offered to children and adults in Brantford and surrounding communities and to enhance the financial sustainability of the gallery. The grant will contribute to the creation of two new staff positions which will focus on the development of new sponsorship and partnership opportunities and the creation of new family oriented arts programming.

Grand River Community Health Centre, as lead organization on this collaborative
$35,700 over one year to engage the Eagle Place community in Brantford in developing a plan to address youth educational attainment levels in the area. The project will assess the feasibility of various approaches to supporting youth in pursuing post-secondary education.

Grand River Community Health Centre, as lead organization on this collaborative
$87,000 over two years to increase supports for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered community in Brantford and Brant through the establishment of a community hub for information and peer support. The grant will contribute to a part-time coordinator's salary and assist with marketing and outreach.

Helping Ourselves through Peer Support & Employment
$12,000 over one year to increase the capacity of Brant County's only peer support program for people with mental illness to plan for the future. The grant will contribute to the creation of a strategic plan focused on enhancing employment opportunities.

Hotinohsioni Incorporated, as lead organization on this collaborative
$81,900 over one year to increase supports for aboriginal men and women in Brantford and Brant County. The grant will enhance traditional healing services for men and women through the establishment of sweat lodges as well as piloting the "I am a Kind Man" domestic violence program and the recently developed "I am a Kind Father" parenting program for men.

No.6 RCAF Dunnville Museum 1999 Inc.
$9,000 over one year to refurbish and remount an aircraft that serves as an iconic piece in the memorial garden of this museum which honors men and women of the Allied Forces. This initiative preserves local heritage and supports tourism in a rural area.

Old Town Hall Association
$30,000 over four months to maintain access to this well used community building in Waterford. Grant funds will be used to increase energy efficiency through the replacement of windows and air conditioner in the room used by the local seniors activity group, to increase the safety of the entrance to the seniors' room, and for exterior building repairs and maintenance.

Ontario Genealogical Society, Haldimand County Branch
$10,700 over six months to increase community access to records used for family research. Grant funds will be used to purchase microfilm copies of the Dunnville Chronicle and Gazette dating back to 1884. These will be used by historians and family researchers from across Haldimand County and by visitors with family connections to the area.

South Dumfries Figure Skating Club
$8,700 over one year to improve the club's financial sustainability by providing support for operating costs. Grant funds will be used to increase advertising and recruit additional skaters from St. George and surrounding areas.

The Houghton Brethren In Christ Community Church, as lead organization on this collaborative
$123,400 over four years to increase recreational activities available to youth in southwest Norfolk County. Grant funds will be used toward hiring a part-time coordinator who will recruit volunteers to assist in the delivery of after school and year round recreational programming for youth living in this sparsely populated rural area which is home to many Mennonite families.

Waterford District Community Foundation
$14,500 over six months to assist with upgrades to the Waterford Deer Park which will enhance visitor experience and build the appeal of this free recreational opportunity for local families. The grant will contribute to the installation of benches and educational signage, assist with re-forestation efforts and enhance visitor safety.

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March 1 deadline

2/10Dragoons Unit 341 of the Army, Navy, Air Force Veterans of Canada
$7,500 over six months to maintain access to community space in Brantford for recreational activities. Funding will contribute to building improvements.

Arts After School Kids Incorporated
$20,300 over one year to maintain access to free after school music and arts instruction for youth at five Brantford and Brant County schools. Grant funds will be used to transport youth to the new Brantford Centre of the Arts where enhanced arts programming can be offered. In addition, the grant will support the development of a fundraising and marketing plan that will build sustainability.

Brantford City Soccer Club
$30,000 over one year to maintain opportunities for residents to access high quality soccer programs by supporting the long term sustainability of the Club. Grant funds will be used to support a full-time manager while new revenue streams are developed to sustain this position in the future.

Brantwood Residential Development Centre, as lead organization on this collaborative
$6,000 over one year to provide information to caregivers of seniors and people with disabilities in Brantford to assist them in providing effective in-home supports. The grant will be used to fund the production of 300 printed booklets to assist caregivers in proactively addressing feeding and swallowing issues.

CayugaFest
$10,200 over one year to increase sustainability of the community festival through the purchase of outdoor tents and advertising banners. The equipment will also be made available to other local not-for-profit groups, thereby increasing its impact.

Crossing All Bridges Learning Centre Inc.
$48,700 over two years to increase the programming offered to meet ongoing learning needs of adults with developmental disabilities in Brantford and Brant County. Grant funds will provide partial support to two new staff positions in program delivery and drama instruction which will be sustained through increased enrollment.

Faith Lutheran Church
$12,300 over six months to support three volunteer groups operating out of this church basement in Brantford by funding air conditioning, kitchen improvements and tables and chairs. This grant will allow a sewing group, a clothing depot for low income families and a scouting unit to make more effective use of the space, and continue to offer free and low-cost social and recreational opportunities for seniors and families.

Federated Women's Institutes of Canada
$25,900 over one year to maintain access to a historically accurate experience for visitors to this historic home located near St. George. Funding will be used to maintain the building, restore various historical features and complete an archeological study of outbuildings at the property.

FESTCARIBBEAN INC.
$20,000 over one year to increase understanding and awareness of Caribbean culture through support for a new festival in Brantford which will include both musical entertainment and family-friendly workshops on Caribbean music, dance and culture. Grant funds will be used to increase audience size through securing high quality entertainment and enhancing the scope of marketing and promotion.

Jarvis Lions Club
$36,400 over one year to increase opportunities for the ball park in Jarvis to attract additional championship softball events which will enhance the local economy. Grant funds will be used to upgrade the facility with new scoreboards, sound systems and covered dugouts in order to meet Softball Canada standards in time to host the Senior Women's Fast Pitch Canadian Championships in August 2012.

Kids Can Fly Early Child Development and Parenting Support, as lead organization on this collaborative
$14,000 over one year to increase opportunities for Brant County youth aged 14-18 to build their writing and interviewing skills through mentorship by a professional author. Young writers will interview seniors and capture their stories in print, online and video format, thereby building inter-generational understanding and community awareness of local history.

Long Point Chamber of Commerce
$50,000 over one year to increase public access to the waterfront by supporting the creation of a community park, look-out platform and marsh trail in Port Rowan. The new park will create a community gathering space and will be a focal point for tourists visiting the area.

Long Point Region Conservation Authority, as lead organization on this collaborative
$54,000 over one year to increase awareness of the local trails and unique environmental, cultural and agricultural features of Norfolk County through the development of a one-stop website called "Explore Norfolk Trails". The website will help visitors to the area discover the many different trail and outdoor attractions in Norfolk, be a driver for tourism related economic activity, and will be shared by a wide range of environmental organizations, trail groups, the municipality and local businesses.

Norfolk Singers
$65,000 over three years to increase training, performance and mentorship opportunities for local youth with an interest in choral music. Funding will be used to establish a youth choir in Brantford which will perform under the direction of a local composer and be mentored by young adults embarking on their professional music careers.

Nova Vita Women's Shelter Incorporated, as lead organization on this collaborative
$41,000 over one year to increase understanding of the needs of immigrant women experiencing domestic violence. Funding will be used to complete a needs assessment and also to train front line workers at local social services in Brantford and Brant County on how best to support immigrant women in abusive relationships.

Recovery Theatre Inc.
$3,000 over six months to raise awareness of bullying and homophobia through support for staging a production of the play "The Laramie Project" in Brantford in the fall of 2012. Funding will be used to assist with marketing and promotion costs.

Rotary Club of Dunnville
$32,200 over six months to increase opportunities for physical activity for people of all ages in Dunnvillle. Grant funds will be used to install a rubberized surface on the walking / running track at the local arena, making the walking track more accessible to older adults and those with joint and arthritis issues.

Six Nations Polytechnic Inc., as lead organization on this collaborative
$44,700 over one year to build on efforts to preserve First Nations languages. Grant funds will be used to purchase 30 MacBook computers which will be used to form two language labs, one for Cayuga and one for Mohawk, where community members can practice spoken language skills and build their fluency.

Turkey Point Mountain Biking Club
$30,000 over one year to increase access to mountain bike and hiking trails in the Turkey Point area by enhancing trail signage, replacing bridges, installing boardwalks in low lying areas and publishing a trail map and guide that will be available to Norfolk County residents and tourists. The funded items will make the trails easier and safer to use, reducing the environmental impact of trail use and enhancing tourism opportunities in the area.

Waterford Heritage Trail Association
$95,000 over one year to increase access to low or no cost recreational opportunities for residents by creating a paved 5,000 feet link between downtown and the Trail. The link will also allow bicycle tourists on the trail to access the services and businesses in downtown Waterford, thereby increasing economic activity.

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