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Five non-profits in Durham Region receiving grants from Ontario Trillium Foundation

Five non-profits in Durham Region receiving grants from Ontario Trillium Foundation

On Wednesday, the provincial government announced grants for five non-profit organizations in Durham Region.

The funding comes through the Ontario Trillium Foundation, and is aimed at helping community groups maintain their services.

Sunrise Developmental Support Services is receiving $150,000 for the purchase of three vehicles that will help organizers with their work.

WindReach Farm is receiving $128,500 for the purchase of generators, which will be able to keep equipment going during power outages.

The Whitby Curling Club is receiving $107,900. The funds will be used to replace equipment and extend the lifespan of the rink.

Conseil des organismes francophones de la région de Durham, which supports local Francophone groups, is receiving $78,500.

County Town Singers, a local community choir, is receiving $10,500.

Neil Lumsden, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, joined other politicians at the curling club for Wednesday’s announcement.

“I look down [at the curling rink] and it’s got a history piece to it, the wood,” he told Durham Radio News. “It’s actually kind of romantic to look down [on]. And it makes me think back, of curling, that facilities need upgrades. They just don’t last forever.”

“The impact in the community can be massive,” he added. “It’s all about making life better for people. […] It’s not always about sport, but it’s about creating opportunities […] for communities to thrive, and the people that live in them.”

Photo courtesy of Whitby MPP Lorne Coe on social media

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