History of Grants Awarded

2018 Grant Recipients

Scouts Canada - Athens - $1,500 

Construction of an outdoor picnic shelter at the Scout Trail Camp to provide shelter from the elements when involved in scouting activities.

Commonwealth Public School - Brockville - $1,800

Purchase of portable outdoor classroom equipment, including a mobile table, outdoor musical wall, and rain barrel, allowing students to learn outside enjoying the benefits of Nature.

Scientists in Schools – Brockville - $1,500

Provision of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) enriched opportunities to children and youth in a low-income neighborhood.

Brockville and Area Special Olympics – Brockville - $900

Purchase of Bocce equipment to set up 3 Bocce courts to replace bowling and provide physical activities to a vulnerable population in a safe environment. 

Downtown Brockville Business Improvement Area – Brockville - $2,000

Creation of a downtown Heritage Mural to frame an electronic message board on the side of the Tourism Office to be produced by a class of art students.

Thousand Islands River Heritage Society -  Mallorytown - $500

Development of a display celebrating Canada's first glassworks, Mallorytown 1839, displaying valuable artifacts and providing visual and hands on information.

St Vincent De Paul Society – Brockville - $800

Expansion of the weekender program to include additional schools providing nutritional food to take home for the weekend.

2017 Grant Recipients

Augusta Township Public Library – $3,500 

The Augusta Library, with the Grenville Historical Society will launch and promote the publication of "The Stones of Augusta", a book profiling the stone heritage buildings in the township.

Brockville Community Choir – Brockville - $1,000 Brockville

Music Monday –The Community Choir will join with elementary students celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary through singing Canadian music.

Brockville Public Library – Brockville - $5,000

Building connections and understanding through Virtual Reality by creating an inclusive space where community members can immerse themselves in experiences they would not otherwise be able to.

Children’s Mental Health of Leeds and Grenville – Leeds and Grenville - $6,000

Making Play Possible will increase the number of number of children and youth engaged in artistic recreation in Leeds and Grenville to at least 150 young people to participate in the arts.

City of Brockville – Tunnel Committee – Brockville - $4,500

Parade and official opening ceremonies to dedicate the restoration of Canada's First Railway Tunnel and the opening of phase one of Brockville's new Railway Tunnel Park in celebration of Canada's 150th birthday.

City of Brockville – Rails to Trails Festival – Brockville - $4,500

The Rails to Trails Festival Is a four day event, celebrating Canada's 150th year of Confederation, Ontario's 150 years as a founding province and the re-opening of Canada's First Railway Tunnel.

Friends of The Brockville Museum – Brockville - Children’s Newcomer’s Exhibit - $5,000

A child focused permanent museum exhibit that explores and reflects Brockville's cultural diversity and creates an archival record of the experience of more recent newcomers.

Thousand Islands River Heritage Society – Mallorytown  - $6,000

Celebrate Canada's first glassworks by updating one room of the museum to hold the original crucible from the glassworks, replica glass pieces and high quality photos of glass pieces projected on a wide screen monitor.

Town of Prescott – South Grenville - $2,000

South Grenville Business Showcase Celebrates Canada’s 150th  -  Showcase local and nationwide stories and pictures celebrating why South Grenville residents are proud to be Canadian.

Town of Prescott – Prescott   - $2,500

The Fort Town Concert Association will plan and offer a free high quality, classical style music concert using regional artists to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary to area residents.


2015 Grant Recipients

Best Buddies Canada $1000

Making Play Possible $2500

20 children in arts-based recreation.

Girl’s Incorporated of Upper Canada $1000

Supplies for 250 - Camp Operation SMART.

Brockville Public Library $3750

Accessible computer/catalogs

Fun With Books $1000

Cost to print and distribute books

Prescott Youth Centre - Sponsor Town of Prescott $1000

Youth summer camp activities.

South Grenville Food Bank $2800

Commercial refrigerator

Spencerville Mill Foundation $2000

Landscaping around the Mill.

St. Lawrence Shakespere $1000

Pay-What-You- Can program.

Thousand Islands River Heritage Society $1700

Mallorytown glass exhibit

Volunteer Centre of St. Lawrence-Rideau $2500

Event Equipment Rental Program

Diabetes Association Head Office $2000

Partial subsidies for 5 local kids-camp

Transition Brockville - BACF sponsor $750

Promotional Material

St. Lawrence River Inst. $2000

Spencerville Water Festival educates