16 Sep

Grants to help community groups recover from COVID-19 impacts

Picton, ON – A new grant program will help organizations in Prince Edward County recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The municipality and The County Foundation have partnered to launch the Municipal COVID-19 Recovery Grants.

“Many groups that deliver key services and programs in our community now face significant obstacles because of the pandemic. It is vital that these organizations get back up and running as quickly as possible,” Mayor Steve Ferguson says.

The program is made possible through unallocated funds from the 2020 Municipal Community Grant program as well as funds from The County Foundation. The foundation’s allocation will focus on Vital Signs priorities primarily in the areas of food security, health, transportation, and education.

“We really want to assist as many groups as possible. This new program is a great opportunity especially for smaller groups that do not usually apply for funding through The County Foundation,” says Jefferson Gilbert, Executive Director, The County Foundation.

Any community group, not-for-profit, or charity based in the County and serving County residents can apply. Groups are welcome to apply even if they are not a registered charity or not-for-profit. Groups not based in the County cannot apply. Furthermore, County groups that have already received money in 2020 from the following programs cannot apply: 

• Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF)
• Investment Readiness Program (IRP)
• The PEC Helping PEC COVID-19 Fund
• 2020 Municipal Community Grant, in whole or in part 

The application deadline is Monday, October 16 at noon. Visit The County Foundation website for more information.

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For media inquiries, please contact Mark Kerr, Communications and Media Coordinator, at 613.476.2148 extension 1009 or by email at mkerr@pecounty.on.ca.