March 1, 2012
$26,600 over 6 monthsTo hire a staff person to plan for detoxification services for local residents with drug and alcohol addictions. A needs assessment and stakeholder consultation will also be completed that will identify potential efficiencies in the addictions and mental health system in Brant County and Brantford.
$100,000 over 12 monthsTo increase community access to arts programming through the renovation of the new Brantford Centre for the Arts. This 20,000 square foot facility will provide space for a wide range of arts and theatre groups as well as studio space for artists. It will transform the arts sector in Brantford, providing new opportunities for collaboration and innovative shared programming.
$17,500 over 24 monthsTo maintain services to isolated seniors by assisting the Centre with its rent costs while it builds stable, long term funding sources for future sustainability. The Centre provides seniors with information and assistance in accessing local services and government programs.
$18,800 over 12 monthsTo assist with the start-up of this community food bank which is serving more than 120 families per month in the Cayuga area. Grant funds will be used toward hiring a coordinator and bookkeeper, purchasing computer equipment and covering coordinator travel costs.
$6,000 over 12 monthsTo renovate the kitchen by replacing the dishwasher and purchasing new kitchen range hoods. Volunteers will be able to continue providing more than 10,000 school and community meals per month in Brantford.
$35,000 over 12 monthsTo increase opportunities for Six Nations youth to access apprenticeship, training and work placements through the purchase of a 16 seat mini-bus.
$81,000 over 24 monthsTo increase reading skills in young children in Brantford and Brant County by expanding the Imagination Library program. In this program, a new book is mailed each month to children under age five, thereby increasing family literacy and contributing to school readiness skills.
$40,000 over 12 monthsTo build opportunities for increased arts tourism to Brant, Norfolk, Oxford, Elgin and Middlesex Counties through support for the 2012 Arts Country catalogue and website. Funding will be used for updating and printing the catalogue, with the expectation that in 2013 the project will be self-sustaining through advertising and other revenues.
$15,000 over 6 monthsTo maintain access to this well-used facility by contributing toward the replacement of the south portion of the Club's roof.
$41,800 over 6 monthsTo increase access for seniors and people with disabilities to the many activities and events held at the Legion. Grant funds will be used to make two of the entrances to this well used community building fully wheelchair accessible, and to create safe and level parking and walkway access.
$35,000 over 12 monthsTo increase access to the community centre by contributing to an upgrade of the driveway, parking and sidewalks leading to the building entrance.
$71,600 over 12 monthsTo improve cultural and language resources available to Six Nations and Haudenosaunee communities in Ontario. The grant is for salary support for translation of historic documents in the Indigenous Knowledge Centre's archive, from older Haudenosaunee linguistics into modern day orthography to make them more useable in language programs.
$30,000 over 12 monthsTo engage residents of the Eagle Place neighbourhood in Brantford to identify and address community assets and needs. Funding will be used to hire a coordinator and for evaluation of this innovative pilot project.
$14,900 over 6 monthsTo purchase a commercial grade lawn mower to assist volunteers in maintaining the park and sports field in the hamlet of Vittoria in Norfolk County.
$62,500 over 24 monthsTo engage theatre professionals who can mentor local amateur youth and adult actors, and for bookkeeping and consultant services to assist the board in developing a strategic business plan for the future.
$19,800 over 12 monthsTo enhance healthy food preparation skills for Dunnville families through the introduction of the Young Chef program. This pilot program will support two instructor positions for six months and provide more than 100 children and youth with a weekly after school program, focused on the preparation of a healthy evening meal for the students' families.
$62,700 over 12 monthsTo create additional space at Woodview's north Brantford location to house Contact Brant, the single point of access to local children services. By sharing space, the two agencies may be able to reduce some operating costs, as well as having opportunities to partner more closely.
$141,000 over 24 monthsTo hire a coordinator to support the work of the 27 employment service providers, economic development departments and education providers on the Education Works Alliance in order to promote lifelong learning, enhancing economic development, job creation, and prosperity.
October 27, 2011
$46,700 over 24 monthsTo bring local history to life through collecting and sharing oral history from residents of Brantford and Brant County. The oral history will be featured in audio components of new museum exhibits and made available online as well as be used by local students and researchers.
$61,600 over 12 monthsTo increase support to people with developmental disabilities in Norfolk County through the implementation of a database which will make more efficient use of staff time in collecting, managing and reporting on service delivery.
$39,000 over 20 monthsTo increase community awareness of the effects of poverty on mental health and healthy eating through a wide range of arts and community activities in Brantford neighbourhoods. The project will also engage local artists in poster and video campaigns and community arts projects to raise awareness of the impact of poverty.
$150,000 over 12 monthsTo increase wheelchair access to the Mohawk Chapel located on Six Nations territory in Brantford. This is the second phase of a major renovation project which has addressed structural upgrades to the 18th century chapel. This will allow the new basement interpretation centre to be accessed by wheelchair and a new ground floor accessible washroom will be built.
$95,900 over 12 monthsTo increase access to a well-used community building in Port Ryerse by constructing a wheelchair accessible ramp to the front door, installing a platform lift and creating a wheelchair accessible washroom. The church is the only publicly accessible meeting space in Port Ryerse and is the site of many community events each year.
$35,600 over 12 monthsTo increase the impact of events held at the fairgrounds in Simcoe by investing in a computerized booking system which will make more efficient use of staff time.
$20,000 over 24 monthsTo maintain high quality learning opportunities for students participating in the Festival in Simcoe by contributing to adjudicator and printing costs.
$53,000 over 12 monthsTo increase community access to musical education and performance opportunities in Brant County through investing in new drums and uniforms for this rapidly growing pipe band.
$4,200 over 6 monthsTo maintain community access to this well-used hall located between Princeton and Paris by replacing seven windows with more energy efficient models.
$125,000 over 12 monthsTo increase habitat diversity at Taquanyah Conservation Area in Haldimand County by contributing to the construction of new wetland areas. The project, a collaboration of three local groups, also includes funds for viewing mounds and trails that will increase the public use of the site and provide new opportunities for environmental learning and nature appreciation.
$15,600 over 6 monthsTo build the capacity of the Six Nations Language Commission to support language and cultural preservation by hiring a consultant to engage the community in developing revised Terms of Reference, policies, procedures and a three-year work plan for the renewed Commission.
$24,800 over 12 monthsTo increase community access to high quality pipe band instruction and performance programs in Brantford and Six Nations through the purchase of uniforms and musical instruments.
$80,000 over 12 monthsTo repair the roof and maintain community access to the largest collection of First Nations artifacts in Canada. This will allow safe storage and display of cultural material for the collection located on Six Nations territory in Brantford.
June 29, 2011
$15,000 over 6 monthsTo provide continued access to an important research site for bird migration through replacing the roof and an aging generator at one of the Long Point Bird Observatory's monitoring stations.
$14,000 over 6 monthsTo maintain access to this well-used curling facility by renovating the chiller room to ensure that the system meets safety regulations and the Club will be permitted to continue operations.
$21,000 over 12 monthsTo maintain access to this well-used community hall by replacing the heating and air conditioning system.
$40,000 over 12 monthsTo provide safe linkage to the trail system in Lions Park. The grant will contribute to the costs of constructing a pedestrian bridge over Whitemans Creek which will provide a safe off-road link from the existing paved trail to the park entrance.
$8,500 over 6 monthsTo raise awareness of opportunities for aging parents to plan ahead for support for their adult children with developmental disabilities. This will be done through an evaluation of the Haldimand Norfolk Seniors Partnership's work on this topic and the development of a strategic plan to guide the Partnership's future work.
$35,000 over 12 monthsTo increase community support and participation at this Haldimand organization through enhanced volunteer recruitment, additional events and increased fundraising. To facilitate this work, a full-time Events and Facilities Coordinator will be hired.
$16,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase computer and office equipment that will allow for effective use of volunteer time and contribute to the financial sustainability of the skating club, the new community centre as well as Dunnville Minor Hockey.
$33,600 over 6 monthsTo maintain access to sexual assault counselling for Six Nations residents by providing bridging funding for staffing while other longer term funding is sought to sustain the program in the future.
$29,500 over 12 monthsTo increase access to learn to row programs for adults and youth in Haldimand County through the purchase of a stable eight-person rowing shell.
$75,000 over 12 monthsTo improve water quality and create new habitat for wildlife through recreating a natural channel for one km of the lower reaches of Pike Creek in Haldimand County.
$118,700 over 24 monthsTo increase awareness of and access to suicide prevention through funding a coordinator and training key community volunteers who will then in turn train more than150 student and community peer leaders per year.
$20,000 over 6 monthsTo maintain access to the well-used community hall that is the site of a breakfast program for the adjacent elementary school three times a week as well as the location of a wide range of recreational programs. The grant will allow the hall flooring to be replaced.
$7,000 over 12 monthsTo increase opportunities for connecting young parents with early childhood learning programs though an enhanced website and increased social media presence.
$15,000 over 24 monthsTo increase awareness of the importance of life-long literacy in Brantford and Brant County through support for the Family Literacy Festival held each September. The grant will allow the Festival to continue operations in 2011 and 2012 while building its long term sustainability.
$80,500 over 24 monthsTo increase opportunities for children and youth in Norfolk County to participate in high quality swimming programs through supporting a full-time head coach position and purchasing a timing system and electronic scoreboard needed for swim meets.
$16,000 over 6 monthsTo increase the sustainability of this rural daycare in Langton by assisting with the costs of a kitchen renovation. The new kitchen will both make more effective use of staff time and will allow the daycare to offer new nutritional programming which may in turn attract new registration. The facility is shared with two other community groups.
$73,800 over 12 monthsTo facilitate the development of additional heritage programming through the renovation of the Museum's new space at the re-purposed Syl Apps arena.
$8,900 over 12 monthsTo maintain access to high quality skating program for adults and youth through new off-ice training and improvements to the storage of costumes and equipment.
$6,500 over 12 monthsTo enhance this free, family-oriented festival with updated brochures and website. A dynamic web presence will allow the festival to attract additional community members and tourists to this festival in Brant County.
$10,000 over 12 monthsTo improve the efficiency of the Music Festival through the implementation of an online registration system which will reduce the administrative time required for developing the Festival's annual schedule and program.
$20,000 over 12 monthsTo increase community engagement in crime prevention through the development of a strategic plan that is focused on addressing the root causes of crime such as poverty, unemployment, family violence and difficulty in school.