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24 York Region Nonprofits Will Share A $2.5 Million Provincial Grant

24 York Region nonprofits will share a $2.5 million provincial grant; recipients of funding from the Trillium Foundation include the Ontario Water Centre, Rose of Sharon, and the Newmarket Soccer Club.

The Ontario Trillium Foundation is providing capital grants totaling more than $2.5 million to 24 nonprofit organizations in York Region to support the delivery of community support initiatives.

According to a news release from Dawn Gallagher Murphy, MPP for Newmarket-Aurora, the Ontario Water Centre in Newmarket will receive $150,000 to expand its landscaped, lit, and gravelled parking lot in order to provide a publicly accessible waterfront recreational site for neighborhood events.

The Newmarket Soccer Club will receive $150,000 for improvements to its building, including new siding, doors, windows, flooring, and drainage systems. To buy a refrigerator and other appliances for their free food security project that helps young mothers, The Rose of Sharon will receive $17,200.

Gallagher Murphy said, "I am proud of our government's initiative to invest in not-for-profit organizations in our communities. "The government is ensuring that our residents have safe and ready access to the facilities, programs, activities, and services that make Newmarket-Aurora a great place to live and have fun by supporting this grant program," says the statement.

According to MPP Caroline Mulroney, "Non-profit organizations are essential to the fabric of communities across York-Simcoe." "Our government continues to support these organizations, including through the capital grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, which contributes to the improvement of infrastructure and guarantees that these vital programs can continue to provide community supports to local residents."

Stephen Lecce, MPP for King-Vaughan, declared that Ontario will give $250,000 to the Schwartz Reisman Center and the Reena Foundation to upgrade infrastructure and add new exercise equipment so people with physical and health challenges can improve their physical, social, and emotional well-being. "It is so important that we continue to invest and support youth and adults with developmental and intellectual disability," he added.

MPP Laura Smith of Thornhill stated, "We support our non-profits because they support us. "I know that these funds are going to organizations that are doing so much good for the Thornhill community, like DANI, who will use them to upgrade their facilities to better serve and accommodate our neuro-diverse community, and Reena, which offers important and desperately needed housing for adults with disabilities. In order to improve the Slovenian Home Association's ability to serve their community, I am also very happy to see money going there.

Billy Pang, MPP for Markham-Unionville, announced funding for the facility upgrades at Sanatan Mandir Cultural Center and 360°kids.

The money is a portion of a $37 million capital grant investment by the Ontario government to support 417 non-profit organizations throughout the province.

Infrastructure that is secure, easily accessible, and well-equipped is necessary for thriving, healthy communities. According to Katharine Bambrick, CEO of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, having the right facilities and tools ensures that nonprofit organizations can provide high-quality programming to the communities they serve. These important capital projects will improve more than 4.5 million square feet of public spaces for Ontarians.

To find out which local organizations received funding in your community, please visit the website of your local MPP. York Region MPPs will be visiting the grant recipients to announce the funding. Visit the Ontario Trillium Foundation website for more details and a complete list of capital grant stream recipients.