At the meeting of Council on Monday, April 9 six community grants were provided to non-profit organizations totaling $12,720. The recipients were:
Port Colborne Operatic Society, Women's Place of South Niagara Inc., Education Foundation of Niagara , 79 Lynton Davies Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron Sponsoring Committee , Niagara Health Foundation, and Port Colborne Saddle Club Inc.
Port Colborne Operatic Society will use their grant of $1,500 to pay for the live musicians program. These professional musicians accompanied the students in the orchestra pit of this year’s performances of The Wizard of Oz. An additional $750 will assist with repairs needed to their storage building in Bethel.
Women’s Place of South Niagara will use their grant of $2,000 to provide safe emergency shelter and food for women and their children escaping domestic violence.
Education Foundation of Niagarawill use their grant of $950 to provide essential items to DSBN students. School personnel are able to immediately address urgent needs in their school setting by applying to the Foundation for funds on behalf of students who experience a high level of need.
Port Colborne Lynton Davies Air Cadets Sponsoring Committee will use their grant of $2,000 to assist with the purchase of a new computer and printer to enable the cadets to research topics being taught during classes.
Niagara Health Foundation will use their grant of $1000 to assist with the cost of replacing old ultrasound equipment at the Port Colborne Site.
Port Colborne Saddle Port will receive $4,800 to go towards renovations to the grounds and fencing at the Humberstone Centennial Park.
The next round of applications must be submitted by June 30, 2018. Click here for more information: http://portcolborne.ca/page/grants_for_non-profits