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Community Pandemic Recovery Fund

Community Pandemic Recovery Fund

In response to the wide-ranging impact of the community, Kawartha Lakes Council has made available a Community Pandemic Recovery Fund (CPRF) of $500,000. The purpose of the funding is to provide support for programs and services that assist residents in meeting their basic human service needs.

Eligible organizations include non-profit and community service providers in the broader health and human services sector. Organizations must be an incorporated non-profit organization or registered charity. The goals of the CPRF are to encourage the necessary collaboration and sharing of resources, foster the essential innovation of operations and practice, build capacity to foster long-term stability, and to establish intentional progressive planning. For unsuccessful applicants, the primary reason they were denied was a lack of alignment with the fund objective “to support pandemic recovery and relief efforts for non-profit and community service providers in the broader health and human services sector.”

If you have any questions about the CPRF, please email or call 705-324-9870 ext. 3228.

Read more about Economic and Community Recovery efforts on our Jump In Kawartha Lakes website.

Visit the Pandemic Recovery project on Jump In, Kawartha Lakes.

Second round

Additional funds granted to six community organizations involved in pandemic recovery in Kawartha Lakes

On June 15, 2021, the second round of funding under the Community Pandemic Recovery Fund (CPRF) was adopted by Council. The Fund was established in January 2021 and the first round of funding totaling $245,000 was awarded in March. The purpose of the funding is to provide support for programs and services that assist residents in meeting their basic human service needs.

The second round of funding was approved by Council in April and the successful applications are listed below. All six applications totaling $42,500 in requests were recommended to Council by the Evaluation Committee.

“We are thrilled that these community organizations were able to access the second round of funding. Coming out of the pandemic, their work will continue to be a critical lifeline in the health, safety and well-being of residents. It will benefit people of all ages, from children to seniors. We are grateful to Council for supporting this funding,” commented Heather Kirby of Kawartha Lakes Food Source, Co-chair of the Community Pandemic Recovery Task Force.

The balance of CPRF funds not awarded ($6,662.48) under the Community Pandemic Recovery Fund will be returned to the City Reserve.




Amount Awarded

Dunsford Community Centre

Maintaining operating costs for the Community Centre.


Globus Theatre

Community Outreach Work that goes beyond regular activities.


John Howard Society of Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton

Support the Partner Assault Response program during the pandemic (specifically outside Lindsay).


Maryboro Lodge: Fenelon Falls Museum

Support operating costs for the organization, including online programs.


Ottawa-Huron Tract History Association

Adapt programming for online access and delivery.


The Kinsmen Club of Lindsay Foundation

Support continuing operations to benefit families and children (specifically outside Lindsay).


Total Awarded



Download the Community Pandemic Recovery Fund Second Round Framework

First round

The first application period closed March 1 and the Community Pandemic Recovery Fund Evaluation Committee has reviewed all applications and awarded $245,000 to the qualifying organizations listed in the chart below. The balance of $205,668 in Lindsay Legacy CHEST Funds that was not awarded has been released to the Lindsay Legacy CHEST Fund Grant Committee and their distribution process will be reinstated.



Amount Awarded

Bethany Athletic Society

Operating costs to maintain the community owned park.


Big Brothers Big Sisters

Technology support and pandemic cleaning


Coboconk & District Lions Club

Maintain community support services


Community Care City of Kawartha Lakes

Develop and enhance improved technology and communications to support access to services


Heritage Christian School Society Inc.

Pandemic cleaning and protective equipment


John Howard Society of Kawartha Lakes & Haliburton

Crisis response program


Omemee Curling and Recreation Club

Operating costs (taxes) to survive


Senior Citizens Club of Fenelon Falls

Operating costs to maintain club; consultant to improve operations and future opportunities; technology upgrades for online communications


United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes

Administrative operating costs (facility and cleaning)





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