Ontario Helping Leeds and Grenville Non-Profits Improve Community Services

Nearly $500,000 in capital funding will support vital programming and services

  NEWS  December 16, 2022

Brockville ― Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes MPP Steve Clark announced today that the Ontario government is providing $458,400 in capital grant funding through the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) to help non-profit organizations in the region deliver much-needed community support programs.

“Non-profit organizations across our province deliver programming that makes a difference – whether helping people train for new careers, learn new things or simply connect with those around them,” said Neil Lumsden, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport. “That’s why capital grant support is so important. With this funding, we’re helping to ensure that the spaces that provide these vital services remain the heart of Ontario’s communities.”

“This support through the Ontario Trillium Foundation recognizes some of Leeds and Grenville’s most dedicated and impactful community organizations,” said Steve Clark, MPP for Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes. “I am pleased to see our government make such a substantial investment in our community, and look forward to the positive impact these projects will have on the people of Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes.”

To improve the infrastructure that Ontarians need to thrive, this funding is a part of an Ontario government investment of more than $37 million in capital grant funding to help 417 non-profit organizations across the province deliver much-needed community support programs. These grants will support organizations that are making a positive impact in communities throughout the province.

“Safe, accessible and well-equipped infrastructure is essential for healthy, vibrant communities. Having appropriate spaces and equipment ensures that non-profit organizations can deliver high-quality programming to the communities they serve,” said Katharine Bambrick, CEO, Ontario Trillium Foundation. “These capital projects are vital and are expected to enhance over 4.5 million square feet of community spaces for Ontarians.” 

Funded projects will:

  • Improve access to facilities, programs, activities and services
  • Improve existing spaces and support new build projects
  • Make better use of technology

Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes capital grant recipients are:

  • Beth Donovan Hospice, Kemptville – $51,700
  • Elgin Lions Club – $115,000
  • Gananoque Curling Club – $141,700
  • Thousand Islands Playhouse, Gananoque – $150,000

Please visit the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s webpage website for more information and a full list of Capital grant stream recipients.


  • Ontario Trillium Foundation is an agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, working to build healthy and vibrant communities across Ontario through investments of local grants to non-profit organizations. Its programs support the arts, culture, sports and recreation, heritage, human and social services, and environment sectors across the province.


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MPP Steve Clark is pictured with Carol Haapala of the Elgin Lions Club earlier this week. The club will receive $115,000 from the Ontario Trillium Foundation for capital upgrades. The foundation is distributing nearly $500,000 to organizations across Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes, including the Gananoque Curling Club ($141,700 for facility renovations), the Thousand Islands Playhouse ($150,000 for new greenspace and a public pathway to the waterfront) and Beth Donovan Hospice ($51,700 for accessibility upgrades to the parking lot and driveway).