2023 Granting Results
Every year the United Way of Bruce Grey invites area charities to apply for grant funding in 3 priority areas. Since its founding in 1998, the United Way has granted over $4 million in support to the local community.
The United Way Bruce Grey is pleased to provide $120 000 in grants for the 2023 year to the following programs, projects, and agencies:
Priority Area: From Poverty to Possibility
Youth Sexual Assault & (anti) Human Trafficking Program by Women’s House Serving Bruce & Grey: $10 000
With this program, Women’s House Serving Bruce & Grey’s Youth Sexual Assault and anti-Human Trafficking Program will work towards prevention of youth sexual assault and human trafficking while supporting victims and potential victims through counselling and direct service as well as collaboration and engagement with educators and other service providers for Grey-Bruce at-risk youth, girls & boys 12-16 and women 16+, who have experienced sexual assault, are being trafficked or are at risk.
Garden Program by Canadian Mental Health Association Grey Bruce: $3 000
With this program, the Canadian Mental Health Association Grey Bruce will beneficial training, employment, and meaningful purpose for 50+ individuals with lived experience with mental health/ addiction challenges.
Assisting with food costs by Ontario Student Nutrition Program Grey Bruce: $6 536
With this program food costs associated with the Ontario Student Nutrition Program will support healthy food to 23,000 students in Grey Bruce Schools.
ID Clinic by Canadian Mental Health Association Grey Bruce: $2 500
With this program, the Canadian Mental Health Association Grey Bruce will provide 70-90 pieces of essential identification for individuals who are unable to pay for the service or are intimidated by the process.
Community Brunch Program by Canadian Mental Health Association Grey Bruce: $3 000
With this program, the Canadian Mental Health Association Grey Bruce will provide 249 days of nutritious brunch meals for CMHA clients and other vulnerable individuals with food security challenges.
Meaford Community Garden by Elephant Thoughts Educational Outreach: $3 000
With this program, Meaford Community Garden will provide access to healthy locally grown fresh produce and offer assistance to build an educational space to teach how to grow food for community members in need and 1100 kids and youth at a local school.
Break Bread Community Take-Out Meal by Chesley Baptist Church: $3 000
With this program Break Bread Community Take-Out Meal will provide hot, healthy meals, social interaction, and a sense of community where sometimes other needs are met, for over 200 people. We feed 175 – 200 each week but there is a small percentage of people that are fluid. Some people don’t get meals on some weeks but others do.
“Send a Kid to Horse Camp” program by P.R.A.N.C.E.: $4 000
With this program, United Way’s “Send a Kid to Horse Camp” program will be able to offer a fully integrated summer horse day camp experience at no cost to children with special needs who would otherwise be unable to participate.
A Focus on Fresh 2023 by Meaford Food Bank and Outreach: $2 992
With this program, The Meaford Food Bank and Outreach will provide 30 fresh produce boxes for households struggling with grocery prices.
Food is Medicine by SOAHAC (Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre): $2 992
With this program, SOAHAC’s Food is Medicine program will provide healthy food by way of good food boxes and meal kits for local Indigenous individuals and families experiencing poverty and food insecurity.
Fresh Food Prescription Program by South East Grey Community Health Centre: $11 968
With this program, the South East Grey Community Health Centre will develop a Fresh Food Prescription Program to provide 544 boxes of fresh vegetables and fruits for to low-income households, in 4 municipalities.
Priority Area: Healthy People Strong Communities
Food Security Programs by The Meeting Place Tobermory: $2 000
With this program, Food Security Programs will provide participation in an accessible, nutritious, skill building food community food for those in need of greater food security
Kincardine Good Food Box Neighbour to Neighbour Initiative by Kincardine Community Services Association: $2 992
With this program, Kincardine Good Food Box Neighbour to Neighbour Initiative will improve the diet for 136 seniors and/or financially struggling families.
Partner Violence Program by Canadian Mental Health Association Grey Bruce: $10 000
With this program, the Canadian Mental Health Association Grey Bruce will provide education and counselling services for over 80 men over the age of 16 who are prone to violence against women and/or children.
Priority Area: All That Kids Can Be
Children & Youth Programs by The Meeting Place Tobermory: $2 000
With this program Children and Youth Program will provide a healthy set of activities outside the home and school for school-age children.
Eating Disorder Program by Keystone Child, Youth & Family Services: $10 000
With this program, Keystone Child, Youth & Family Services will gain additional training in the assessment and treatment of eating disorders for our staff to better assess and support children and youth in Grey/Bruce with eating disorders.
Grey Bruce Friends and Neighbours (FAN) Club by Canadian Mental Health Association Grey Bruce: $7 000
With this program, The Grey Bruce Friends and Neighbours (FAN) Club program will be able to use child-sized puppets to connect with over 5,000 children for the purpose of engaging them in conversations about social issues affecting them.
In-School Mentoring by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kincardine & District: $4 000
This in school mentoring program will improve the child’s self-esteem, personal and academic growth, and concern/respect for the community. for young people between grades 2 through 8 in elementary school in Southern Bruce County.
Library Teen Advisory Group by Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library: $1 500
With this program Teen Advisory Group & associated activities will Provide youth in the community with volunteer opportunities, chances for social engagement that foster leadership and teamwork skills, and enriching, free activities in a safe, welcoming, and non-judgmental space for 350 youth in grades 7-12.
Let’s Talk by Canadian Mental Health Association Grey Bruce: $7 000
With this program, The Let’s Talk program will be able to engage with youth in Grey Bruce for the purpose of engaging them in conversations about social issues affecting them
There for YOU’th’ First Aid Training for Bruce Grey Mentorship by St. John Ambulance – Grey Bruce Huron: $2 520
With this program, the There For YOU’th’ First Aid Training program will provide age-appropriate First Aid Training for a combined total of up to 20 Mentees and or Mentors.
Literacy and Numeracy Support by South Grey Bruce Youth Literacy Council: $4 000
With this program, South Grey Bruce Literacy will provide literacy and numeracy support for to between 20 and 30 children and youth in the South Grey/Bruce area.
Mentorship Development by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grey Bruce: $4 000
With this program, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grey Bruce will provide critical mentorship training and match support for the 117 volunteers enrolled in our programs across Grey, Bruce, and Southern Simcoe.
Youth Live-In Treatment Program (LIT) by Keystone Child, Youth & Family Services: $10 000
With this program, Keystone Child, Youth & Family Services will provide community-based, therapeutic, and recreational programming for youth ages 12-17 in our Youth Live-In Treatment Program
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