17 Niagara community groups to split $1.5 million in Provincial funding


Published December 15, 2022 at 2:02 pm

From left, Rob and Brenda Langendoen, Instructors, Horse Cents for Kids; Hunter Walton, Participant, Horse Cents for Kids; Niagara West MPP Sam Oosterhoff; Ariel Roubos, Participant, Horse Cents for Kids; Ainsley Kosh, Volunteer, Horse Cents for Kids; Meghan Vokey, Volunteer, Horse Cents for Kids. (Supplied photo)

The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) announced today (December 15) that 17 non-profit organizations across Niagara were getting cash to help deliver “much-needed community support programs.

Niagara West MPP Sam Oosterhoff said the government is providing more than $1,469,700 to split between the groups.

Grant recipients in Niagara include Civiconnect and Community Care of West Niagara in Lincoln, the Town of Pelham and Horse Cents for Kids in Pelham; Hospice Niagara, YWCA Niagara Region, Big Brothers Big Sisters of North and West Niagara, Community Care of St. Catharines and Thorold, Community Support Services of Niagara, the Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre Niagara, the Niagara Cricket Club, Positive Living Niagara and Southridge Shelter in St. Catharines; Heartland Forest, Project SHARE and the GROW Community Food Literacy Centre in Niagara Falls; the Thorold Community Activities Group in Thorold, and Branch 230 of the Royal Canadian Legion in Fort Erie.
“Non-profit organizations are a crucial and valued part of any community, especially here in Niagara West,” said Oosterhoff. “Countless people rely on their services every day – this funding will help local non-profits continue supporting those who need it most.”
“With the significant rise in the need for mental health and well-being services for children over the last two years, Horse Cents for Kids is excited to receive an Ontario Trillium Foundation capital grant to renovate our discovery centre,” said Brenda Langendoen, Executive Director of Horse Cents For Kids.
“This grant allows Horse Cents for Kids to reach many more at-risk children in Niagara over the coming years.”
“We are grateful that we were awarded a capital grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation,” said Carole Fuhrer, Executive Director of Community Care of West Niagara.
“This generous contribution will allow us to purchase a new walk-in cooler and freezer.  We are thankful that the grant will strengthen our capacity to serve the ever-increasing number of economically vulnerable residents who call Lincoln home.”
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