On Thursday, Bracebridge Mayor Graydon Smith presented seven local non-profit agencies with over $8,000 in grants through Bracebridge’s annual Community Grant Program.
The organizations receiving funds this year include:
Alzheimer Society Muskoka – $1,500
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Muskoka – $1,500
Bracebridge Agricultural Society – $120
Community YWCA of Muskoka – $1,500
Hospice Muskoka – $2,000
Muskoka Rowing Club – $1,000
Safe Quiet Lakes – $500
In a press release its stated the Town says it recognizes the valuable contributions being provided through non-profit organizations and other community groups on behalf of the citizens of Bracebridge.
Local community groups and not-for-profit organizations are invited to submit applications in the fall of each year for specific projects or one-time funding that benefit the residents of the Town of Bracebridge.
Rebecca Paul, Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters Muskoka is excited to be putting their grant allocation toward a Volunteer Recruitment Strategy: “This funding will allow us to make some media spends in support of growing our much needed volunteer base,” she said. “Big Brothers Big Sisters has a waiting list of over 30 children who are looking for a volunteer Big Brother or Big Sister.”
Mayor Smith thanked the recipient organizations for the contributions they make in the community and was happy to see the funding go toward the valuable projects and programs provided by these agencies.
“Groups such as these are the back-bone of a vibrant community,” he said. “These agencies engage volunteers in a meaningful way to make positive impacts in Bracebridge and the surrounding area. Council is pleased to support that work”.
Since its inception in 2009, the Town has contributed almost $50,000 to non-profit projects through the Community Grant Program.