Sunday, July 5, 2020

Community Partnership Fund grants approved

(Living Chatham-Kent)

A number of community events and projects were approved for funding through the Municipality of Chatham-Kent’s Community Partnership Fund on Monday night, June 24.

Council gave the go ahead on a number of recommendations, which were endorsed by the Community Partnership Fund Review Committee.

A total of 14 applications under the Festivals and Events component are being recommended, totaling $61,799. An additional four events applications are being recommended to be funded, totaling $14,131, from the partnership fund reserve.

The Wallaceburg Kinsmen Club and the Dresden Sidestreets Youth Centre were among the groups receiving funding.

Here is a full list of the events receiving funding:

A total of 22 applications under the Community Projects component are being recommended, totaling $157,544. An additional three project applications, totaling $21,575, are being recommended as well from the partnership reserve.

The Wallaceburg BIA and the Dresden Rotary Club were among the groups approved for funding under the project component of the fund.

Here is a full list of the projects approved for funding:

South Kent Councillor Anthony Ceccacci entered a successful motion to add five events to the list for funding, with the dollars coming from the Community Development reserve.

Ceccacci said the five applications had been deemed eligible by the review committee, but there was not enough funds in the Community Partnership Fund budget to include them in the initial recommendations.

Wallaceburg Councillor Aaron Hall withdrew a separate notice of motion to have Chatham-Kent Council consider providing some funding to the Wallaceburg Canada Day celebration.

Hall said he removed the item from the agenda as the Canada Day event has been cancelled in Wallaceburg. More details, here.

South Kent Councillor Trevor Thompson entered a motion to remove the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance from the recommended list for funding. However, this motion failed.

“The Community Partnership Fund (CPF) was established by Council in 2000,” a staff report indicates.

“It is a grant program which uses matching funding to promote community development projects within Chatham-Kent. The grant limit is $10,000 for
Community Projects and $5,000 for Festivals and Events.”

To view the full staff report, click here.

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