Three local organizations have been awarded money from the province to help facilitate their recovery from COVID-19.
The money is given through Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Resilient Community Fund, and local recipients are:
- $148,000 for Physically Handicapped Adults’ Rehabilitation Association (PHARA)
- $71,600 for Low Income People Involvement of Nipissing (LIPI)
- $47,800 for the Near North Palliative Care Network
“Non-profit organizations are a crucial and valued part of any community, especially here in Nipissing,” said MPP Fedeli. “Countless people rely on their services every day, and even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, they still deliver.”
The Resilient Communities Fund provides grants of up to $150,000 to help eligible non-profit organizations. They can apply for a broad and flexible range of needs, such as mental and physical health and wellbeing supports for staff or volunteers, identifying new health and safety processes, or purchasing new technology and personal protective equipment. The fund will also provide grants to support capital needs, such as renovations and facility updates to meet the changing needs of the communities they serve.