2020 Muskoka Community Grants

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The District supports the enhancement of community well-being with a focus on improving a positive quality of life for our most vulnerable population. One way of helping to achieve this goal is through community-funded programs.

In June of this year the District launched the 2020 Muskoka Community Grant Program and available grant opportunities included the Pay it Forward Grant Program (PIF), The Community Enhancement Fund (CE) and The Social Services Relief Fund (SSRF). Grant recipients in the PIF and SSRF categories were announced August 12 and are posted below. Applicants successful in the CE stream are expected to be announced Fall 2020.

We are also pleased to have been able to extend the PIF application period through to October 9th.

The District would like to thank all 2020 Muskoka Community Grant Applicants. We are encouraged to see leaders in our community working together to broaden community engagement in the face of the unique and evolving challenges posed by COVID-19!

Stay Informed!

To receive updates and stay informed of the outcomes of the 2020 Muskoka Community Grant Application please click the subscribe button under the "Follow Project" section on this page (on the top right hand of your desktop screen, or scroll down on your mobile device).

The District supports the enhancement of community well-being with a focus on improving a positive quality of life for our most vulnerable population. One way of helping to achieve this goal is through community-funded programs.

In June of this year the District launched the 2020 Muskoka Community Grant Program and available grant opportunities included the Pay it Forward Grant Program (PIF), The Community Enhancement Fund (CE) and The Social Services Relief Fund (SSRF). Grant recipients in the PIF and SSRF categories were announced August 12 and are posted below. Applicants successful in the CE stream are expected to be announced Fall 2020.

We are also pleased to have been able to extend the PIF application period through to October 9th.

The District would like to thank all 2020 Muskoka Community Grant Applicants. We are encouraged to see leaders in our community working together to broaden community engagement in the face of the unique and evolving challenges posed by COVID-19!

Stay Informed!

To receive updates and stay informed of the outcomes of the 2020 Muskoka Community Grant Application please click the subscribe button under the "Follow Project" section on this page (on the top right hand of your desktop screen, or scroll down on your mobile device).

  • 2020 Community Grant Recipients Announced!

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    12 Aug 2020

    August 12, 2020 - 2020 Muskoka Community Grant Recipients Announced!

    Thank you to all 2020 Muskoka Community Grant Applicants. We are encouraged to see leaders in our community working together to broaden community engagement in the face of the unique and evolving challenges posed by COVID-19.

    We are excited to share our list of successful applicants and projects under the Pay it Forward Grant Program and Social Services Relief Fund (SSRF). Successful applicants in the Community Enhancement (CE) fund are expected to be announced next month.

    We are also pleased to share that the Pay it Forward 2020 Grant Program has been extended and we are continuing to accept applications! If you are a Grassroots Community Group looking to fill a strategic need in the community, enhance volunteerism, community support and leadership, and create positive change, complete an application today!

    Don’t forget to subscribe to this page to stay informed of project updates and future CE fund recipients! Look for the big megaphone on this page, enter your email address and hit subscribe!

    Successful Applicants and Projects - Social Services Relief Fund (SSRF):

    Applicant

    Program Description

    Grant Amount

    Free Stuff 4 Daily Needs

    Sourcing free/low cost essential daily living items from across the District and beyond and distributing them to vulnerable Muskoka residents via delivery and pickup from their Gravenhurst location.

    $5,000

    Bracebridge Out of the Cold

    Preparing and sharing nutritious meals and opportunities for empowerment, engagement and capacity building with families and individuals in need.

    $5,000

    Bracebridge United Church

    Offering timely financial assistance and essential care items for families in need during C-19.

    $5,000

    Dorset Community Partnership Fund

    Increasing ability to respond to COVID needs by purchasing more PPE, medical supplies, pharmacy/emergency drug supplies for those in need along with food support.

    $5,000

    Elder Abuse Prevention Muskoka

    Providing digital access for seniors in the form of tablets, technology training and increased free community internet opportunities in Muskoka, with strong partner and volunteer support.

    $5,000

    Muskoka North Good Food Co-operative Inc.

    Co-op members and volunteers preparing fresh, local food boxes and launching community meals to support and engage families in need during C-19.

    $5,000

    Muskoka Seniors Home Assistance

    Offering a mobile, outdoor gathering opportunity for Muskoka Seniors clients/volunteers to stay connected and engaged while sharing a meal/snacks in the midst of C-19.

    $2,950

    The Salvation Army Bracebridge Community Church

    Serving Bracebridge

    Serving Gravenhurst

    Filling the gap generated by C-19 as they provide families in need with a Christmas hamper containing staple food items, a Christmas meal, and children's toys.




    $5,000

    $5,000

    The Salvation Army Huntsville Food Bank & Family Services

    Purchasing groceries to support individuals and families with essential food items during C-19.

    $5,000


    Successful Applicants and Projects - Pay it Forward:

    Applicant

    Program Description

    Grant Amount

    Archers In Muskoka

    Volunteers bringing affordable/free alternate recreation opportunities to Muskoka students with indoor and outdoor archery training and skill development.

    $1,125

    Serenity’s Haven

    A chance for mothers whose children have been sexually abused to care for one another and share resources and encouragement in a regular, peer support gathering.

    $890


  • 2020 Muskoka Community Grant Updates

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    27 Jul 2020
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    July 27, 2020 - 2020 Muskoka Community Grant Applications Under Review!

    Just a quick update to let you know that grant applications are still under review by our grant committee.

    Successful applicants in the Pay it Forward Program and the Social Service Relief Fund are expected to be announced within the next two weeks! Applicants successful in the Community Enhancement Fund are expected to follow late September.

    Once we’ve contacted all successful applicants we will post the list of 2020 successful applicants and projects to this page.

    Would you like to be notified when successful applicants are posted?
    Subscribe to this page to receive future grant announcements and updates via email!

    To subscribe, enter your email address in the subscribe tool (which can be found under the megaphone on the top right hand corner of the screen on your desktop computer, or scroll down on your mobile device):

    Thanks and stay tuned!