2020 Community Grant Recipients Announced!

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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!

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


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.


Bracebridge Out of the Cold

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


Bracebridge United Church

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.



The Salvation Army Huntsville Food Bank & Family Services

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


Successful Applicants and Projects - Pay it Forward:


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.


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.


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