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Stratford Perth Community Foundation announces grants

This year’s recipients of the Stratford Perth Community Foundation’s grants have been announced.

The organizations getting grants include Gallery Stratford, Romeo Public School, the Stratford Perth Humane Society, the House of Blessing, the Stratford Public Library and the Stratford Youth Centre.

The House of Blessing’s grant is going towards a new freezer and the library is getting a new Public Library on Wheels van.

The Youth Centre will be doing repairs to its kitchen and common room area.

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The Gallery will use the cash for a new art program for English as Second Language students.

Romeo Public is building a new community playground and the Humane Society’s grant is going towards the Animal Welfare Centre in Stratford.

In total the Stratford Perth Community Foundation is giving out more than $115,000 to initiatives in our area.

Here is the complete list of grant recipients:

Advanced Coronary Treatment Foundation…………………………………….$3,500

Provide CPR & AED programs for local secondary schools

Ideal Supply Community Fund

Larkworthy Family Fund

Avon Trail…………………………………………………………………………………………….$1,000

Construct a boardwalk over swampy ground on the Avon Trail

Mansbridge Environment Fund

Judy Reibling Fund

Brodhagen & District Chamber of Commerce …………………………………$5,000

Install a generator for the Brodhagen community centre

Smart & Caring Community Fund

Friends of the St. Marys Museum …………………………………………………….$1,500

Enhancements to the Seniors Outreach Program

Annie and Isabelle Chesterfield Fund

Gallery Stratford…………………………………………………………………………………$5,400

Cross-cultural art program for English as Second Language students

Keith and Frances Culliton Family Fund

Hachborn-Courtnage Fund for the Arts

Ideal Supply Community Fund

Jim and Laurel Laughton Family Fund

Junior Achievement London & District…………………………………………….$2,500

Increased availability of financial literacy programs in Perth County

Frank and Edda Lang Family Fund

Maranger Family Fund

Little Falls Public School…………………………………………………………………….$4,500

Promote student learning through hands-on experiences in nature

Annie and Isabelle Chesterfield Fund

Milverton Agricultural Society…………………………………………………………. $5,000

Purchase and install a tube heater at the Milverton Agricultural Centre

International Plowing Match Fund (2005)

Milverton Public School……………………………………………………………………..$2,000

Assist with Phase 2 of multidimensional playground

Smart & Caring Community Fund

Municipality of North Perth……………………………………………………………….$4,500

Support for the rehabilitation of the Memorial Park pond

Carnegie Family Fund

Meulensteen Tire Environment Fund

North Perth Community of Character………………………………………………$2,500

Encourage citizens to live, work and play with character attributes

Smart & Caring Community Fund

One Care Home and Community Support Services ………………………..$2,000

Enhanced training for volunteer Meals On Wheels drivers

Larkworthy Family Fund

Optimism Place…………………………………………………………………………………..$2,200

Extend services that assist clients to reconnect with the community

Judi Hemmingway Memorial Fund

Melanson Family Fund

Romeo Public School………………………………………………………………………….$7,000

Support the design, purchase and installation of a community playground

Culliton Fund

Smart & Caring Community Fund

Shelterlink……………………………………………………………………………………………$1,700

Mattress, appliance & computer upgrades for the youth shelter

Mathieson Family Fund

St. Marys Community Players……………………………………………………………$5,000

Upgrades to the flooring of the St. Marys Town Hall Theatre

Annie and Isabelle Chesterfield Fund

St. Marys Ringette Association …………………………………………………………$4,000

Assist families with financial barriers to access Learn to Skate programs

George and Edna Hislop Family Fund

Melanson Family Fund

Stratford House of Blessing……………………………………………………………….$3,500

Purchase a larger freezer to support the Food Bank

John and Colleen MacDonald Family Fund

Stratford Public Library Foundation …………………………………………………$5,000

Replacement of PLOW van to allow library access to all

The Reading Fund

Melanson Family Fund

Stratford Youth Centre …………………………………………………………………….$2,500

Construction costs for repairs to the Youth Centre’s kitchen and common room area

Melanson Family Fund

Stratford-Perth Humane Society………………………………………………………$5,000

Support for the construction of a new Animal Welfare Centre in Stratford

Smart & Caring Community Fund

Upper Thames River Conservation Authority ………………………………….$5,257

Support tree plantings to provide environmental protection within UTRCA

Donald McTavish Conservation Fund

Victorian Order of Nurses …………………………………………………………………….$500

Provide advanced wound-care education for VON staff

Irene McKennitt Fund for Nursing Excellence

Wellspring Stratford Cancer Support Centre ……………………………………..$500

Provide volunteer training to support clients impacted by cancer

Irene McKennitt Fund for Nursing Excellence

YMCA for Stratford-Perth ………………………………………………………………..$1,000

Support for Youth Leadership Development Project

McGratten Children’s Fund

2014 Designated Grant Recipients

North Perth Community Hospice ………………………………………………………..$600

Sid and Margaret Henry Fund

House of Blessing – Sports Bursary Program……………………………………$2,500

Stratford Sports Fund for Kids

North Perth Public Library ……………………………………………………………………$650

North Perth Public Library Fund

Salvation Army North Perth – Sports Bursary Program …………………$4,000

North Perth Sports for Kids Fund

Salvation Army Stratford – Hockey Bursary Program…………………….$1,000

John Mavity Hockey Legacy Fund

Stratford Perth Community Foundation ………………………………………. $1,000

Tim MacDonald, Founding Chair, Operating Endowment Fund

Scholarships

Stratford Central Secondary School

Peter Donaldson Memorial Fund ……………………………………………………………$1,500

Ian Garner Scholarship Fund …………………………………………………………………….$500

Stratford Northwestern Secondary School

Peter and Lisa Hyde Family Fund ……………………………………………………………..$350

Scott Diamond Legacy Fund ……………………………………………………………………..$500

Gordon and Elaine Steed Family Fund …………………………………………………….. $750

St. Michael Secondary School

Peter and Lisa Hyde Family Fund ……………………………………………………………..$350

Listowel District Secondary School

Ray Walter Memorial Scholarship Fund…………………………………………………..$2,000

2014 Flow-Through Grant Recipients

Family Services Perth-Huron ………………………………………………………………$500

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Stratford General Hospital Foundation

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Strickland Community Fund ……………………………………………………………………$5,000

Stratford Perth Community Foundation …………………………………………$1,000

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United Way Perth-Huron …………………………………………………………………..$1,000

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