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Community Pandemic Recovery Fund awards $245,000 to local organizations

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Kawartha Lakes – 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. The 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 Committee is pleased to support the many agencies and organizations that met the funding criteria. These are valued partners in the well-being of our community and the funding is much needed to continue their work. Some projects involve adapting to the new world we find ourselves in, and the technology needed to reach those they serve,” commented Heather Kirby of Kawartha Lakes Food Source, Co-chair of the Community Pandemic Recovery Task Force.

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.”

Council will consider how to handle the balance of the funds in the Community Pandemic Recovery Fund at the April 6 Committee of the Whole meeting. Subscribe to news to be kept informed and follow along at the Community Pandemic Recovery Fund webpage.

Awarded applicants for the Community Pandemic Recovery Fund
ApplicantProjectAmount 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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