2019 Terence Haight Grants Presented to Gravenhurst Community Groups

Posted On Wednesday April 17, 2019
NEWS RELEASE
April 17, 2019
 
Terence Haight Grants Presented to Gravenhurst Community Groups 
 
Gravenhurst, ON – Mayor Paul Kelly and fellow Gravenhurst Town Councillors delivered some great news to eight local community groups yesterday who were approved for Community Funding through the Terence Haight Community Grant Program.
 
“I continue to be impressed by the amount of dedicated volunteers and community groups that serve our citizens,” said Mayor Paul Kelly. “On behalf of the Terence Haight Committee, and Council, we are extremely pleased to be able to financially assist your ongoing efforts to help make Gravenhurst a better place,” said the Mayor.
 
Last month, Town Council approved the recommendations from the Terence Haight Financial Assistance Review Committee to award community grants to the following groups: Gravenhurst Archives – $7,900; 
Severn Bridge Agricultural Society - $4,000; Parry Sound/Muskoka Community Network - $3,000; Muskoka Women’s Advocacy Group - $1,600; Empty Bowls Gravenhurst - $1,500; Gravenhurst Against Poverty (GAP) - $1,500; Little Sprouts Eco-Club - $500. Additionally, the Gravenhurst Curling Club was provided a time extension of their grant from 2018 until the completion of their project.
 
This year the committee received 18 submissions with a combined grant request in excess of $107,000 for a range of community programming. The committee made its recommendations after carefully considering: the purpose of the grant request; the potential impact on the Gravenhurst community; and the ability of the committee to accommodate the dollars requested.
 
The Terence Haight Financial Review Committee is a committee of Council with the annual mandate to consider applications and recommend the awarding of up to $20,000 in community grants. The program was established by the Town Council in 2013, following the significant financial bequest by Mr. Haight of $1 million to the Town. The fund’s goal is to provide limited financial assistance to groups and organizations within the municipality to assist with activities, special events or with an improvement to the organization’s existing assets. To learn more about the grant please visit: www.gravenhurst.ca/communityfunding
 
Additional group photos can be found on the Town’s Facebook page: @Gateway2Muskoka
  
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For additional information, please contact: 
 
Val Sequeira, Director of Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer
(705) 687-2230 Ext. 252