Niagara Nonprofits Receive Provincial Funding


Photo courtesy of Sam Oosterhoff’s office.

Over $2.2 million donated to local community groups and municipalities to support tourism, culture, sports and recreation organizations.

Several organizations in Niagara receive assistance from the province.

MPP Sam Oosterhoff and Heritage Minister Lisa MacLeod announced more than $2.2 million in funding for local organizations and municipalities struggling due to COVID-19.

Not-for-profit organizations that will benefit from the funding include the Royal Canadian Legion locations in Beamsville and Smithville, which will use the money to create accessible facilities at both locations.

“COVID-19 has challenged so many nonprofit tourism, culture, sport and recreation organizations, and I am proud that our government is supporting their recovery through the Community Building Fund,” Oosterhoff said.
“Organizations like the Beamsville and Smithville Legions are the foundation of our community. By helping them weather the storm, we are ensuring that the people of West Niagara have the opportunity to safely reconnect with the many things that make this community special.

Other projects benefiting from the Community Development Fund include $139,600 for social distancing dryland training at the South Niagara Canoe Club in Welland, $498,000 to replace flooring and install automatic doors at the Niagara YMCA and $214,000 to the City of Niagara-on-the-Lake to replace the Centennial Arena roof.

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