Pandemic relief and recovery funds on the way for community organizations

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the community in many ways, including the ability for non-profit and community service providers to meet the needs of those they serve.

Kawartha Lakes Council has approved the Community Pandemic Recovery Fund (CPRF) to provide funding for programs and services that increase or maintain supports to residents in meeting their basic human service needs.

Council approved $500,000 for the CPRF which is comprised of funds from the municipality’s contingency reserve as well as the 2021 allocation from the Lindsay Legacy CHEST Fund.

“It is essential for the long-term growth of our community that we bolster our service providers so they can survive, thrive and continue to serve,” commented Heather Kirby of Kawartha Lakes Food Source, Co-chair of the Community Pandemic Recovery Task Force.

The goals of the CPRF are to encourage the necessary collaboration and sharing of resources, foster the essential innovation of operations and practice, build capacity to foster long-term stability, and to establish intentional progressive planning.

Eligible organizations include non-profit and community service providers in the broader health and human services sector. Organizations must be an incorporated non-profit organization or registered charity.

Details on the application process and the application form is available on the municipal website at www.kawarthalakes.ca/CPRF. Applications will be accepted until 4pm on Monday, March 1 and then will be reviewed by an Evaluation Committee.

“The creation of the Community Pandemic Recovery Fund reinforces Council’s commitment to our community recovery,” continued Heather Kirby of Kawartha Lakes Food Source, Co-chair of the Community Pandemic Recovery Task Force. “This funding will assist many local organizations in providing their much-needed services.”

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