Chatham-Kent Community Foundation announces over $340,000 in funding for four projects

The Chatham-Kent Community Foundation has announceed funding of $340,950 for four projects in Chatham-Kent through the Government of Canada’s Community Services Recovery Fund.

This fund, amounting to $400-million, aims to assist community service organizations (such as charities, non-profits, and Indigenous governing bodies) in adapting, modernizing, and enhancing the effectiveness, accessibility, and sustainability of their services during the pandemic recovery and beyond.

The Government of Canada is committed to fostering an inclusive model of economic growth that benefits all Canadians as the nation continues its long-term recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The supported projects in Chatham-Kent include:

– Opportunity Villages Community Land Trust received $98,650 to fund a 30-unit small home development and community center project. This initiative incorporates life leases, Net Zero sustainability, and affordable homeownership for low to moderate-income individuals and families.

– The Alzheimer Society of Chatham-Kent was granted $91,650 to modernize and adapt their systems and processes post-pandemic over the next year.

– Vision Us received $71,500 to modernize and streamline their ability to collect, analyze, and report data from grassroots groups and smaller non-profits across Chatham-Kent.

– ComeTogetherCK was granted $79,150 to develop a contact database and fundraising plan for better organization and engagement of thousands of volunteers.

“Community service organizations are at the heart of communities like Chatham-Kent, creating a sense of belonging from coast to coast to coast,” stated Jenna Sudds, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, in a media release.

“The Community Services Recovery Fund will enable the organizations that serve our diverse communities to adapt and modernize their programs and services and to invest in the future of their organizations, staff, and volunteers. Together, we can rebuild from the isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic and build a more just and equitable future for those in Chatham Kent.”

For more information on the Community Services Recovery Fund, visit

To learn more about the Chatham-Kent Community Foundation, please visit or contact them at 519-351-3348.

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