CURRENT AVAILABLE GRANTS
- Jack and Ruby Lockyer Ward - closes December 15, 2017 (see below)
- The Wynne Thomas Arts Development Fund - closes December 15, 2017 (see below)
If one of these funds matches your interests, consider donating today. You too can help make a difference in our community. If you want to do good in another way, consider setting up your own fund. Click here to find out how.
If you are interested in Scholarships and Bursaries click here to find what is available.
Prince Edward County Built Heritage Fund
In August 2010 the precipitous demolition of the 135 year old Methodist Episcopal Church, an iconic landmark on Main Street, Picton, brought concerned citizens together to discuss how important historic structures in the County could be saved. They realized that without intervention many of these buildings could be lost to us – and to future generations. Thus the first Christmas House Tour Committee was formed and the first Tour was held in 2010. The reputation and success of the annual tour grows every year, with proceeds mounting in a fund designated for the preservation and protection of built structures determined to be important to the community and the history of Prince Edward County. The Prince Edward County Built Heritage Fund gave their first round of grants in summer 2015.
2015 Recipients included: White Chapel Roof; Tower restoration at St Mary Magdalene; and window maintenance at the Picton Branch of the PEC Public Library.
2016 Recipients included: The Falconer House - Kitchen Wing (1 Walton Street); Ameliasburg Museum and Archives - Roof; The Regent Theatre Foundation - East Wall Repairs.
2017 Recipient: Picton United Church - Stained Glass Window Restoration.
PE District Women's Institute
With an initial gift of $20,000 late in 2012, the PE District WI established a fund with the long-term goal of supporting projects around accessible transportation, and benefiting women and children, a flexible goal that can be matched over time with changing needs in the community.
Established in 1908, and comprised of the seven Women's Institute branches in the County - Cherry Valley, Consecon, Demorestville, Hillier, Mountain View, Rednersville and Wellington - the District Women's Institute works to promote, supplement the efforts and increase the productivity of the branches through District meetings and cooperative educational programs.
This fund will ensure that the history and efforts of countless dedicated WI volunteers will live on in the County. For more information, visit Prince Edward District Women's Institute.
The Wynne Thomas Arts Development Fund
The County Foundation is pleased to announce The Wynne Thomas Arts Development Fund. Each year the fund will award up to $5,000, to a Prince Edward County Arts Organization to support a program or project that is intended to advance the awareness, appreciation and the role of the arts in The County. More than one project might be considered. The award, which is not intended to supplement general revenues, will be adjudicated by The County Foundation’s pool of grants committee members.
Click here for an Application. Applications are due on December 15 each year at 12:00 noon.
The Jack and Ruby Lockyer Ward Fund
The County Foundation is pleased to announce a grants program funded by the Jack and Ruby Lockyer Ward Fund that was established in 2015. Each year the fund will award up to $5,000, to a Prince Edward County entity to support a program or project that is intended to advance the quality of life of the people who live and work in The County. More than one project might be considered. The award, which is not intended to supplement general revenues, will be adjudicated by The County Foundation’s pool of grants committee members.
- Program and Projects in the following grant focus areas will be considered:
- Health and Human Services
- Arts and Culture
- Sports and Recreation
- Vital Signs Priority Areas as articulated in the 2013 Vital Signs Report available here
Click here for an Application. Applications are due December 15th at 12:00 noon.
Slow Food The County Seed Fund’s mandate is to support regional food projects, activities and organizations that are dedicated to the principles and issues of Slow Food. There are three pillars of interest - Education programs, Food Start-Ups and Food Security. We work with local organizations and schools to identify the needs to ensure the funding gets to the right programs that have the greatest need or impact, like our local food banks and our own students’ programs, including Healthy Snacks and Bread & Butter workshops. Funding guidelines and allocation protocols are in development and will be posted shortly.
Slow Food The County is a chapter of Slow Food Canada and Slow Food International. With more than 80 members, & friends, The County Convivium hosts’ food related events for the public and its members. They partner with many organizations throughout the County to help promote its mission through funding, volunteer support and advocacy. For more information, visit Slow Food’s web site www.slowfoodthecounty.ca.
Festival Players of Prince Edward County produces a yearly festival of high-calibre professional theatre in a rural setting. We produce an entirely Canadian season of plays, new works as well as those from the repertoire of outstanding previously produced work.
The mission of the festival is threefold: to provide engaging and intelligent theatre for its audience, both local and "imported", to provide employment opportunities to local and imported artists, and to provide meaningful and unique opportunities for the people of our community to work with a group of professional artists to bring theatre to life.
The County Community Foundation's Festival Player's fund will help to ensure that this tradition of quality continues in the County. For more information, visit FestivalPlayers.ca.
99.3 County FM
Prince Edward County is a unique, diverse island encompassing a wide variety of different communities which all share a common appreciation of the County’s natural beauty, agricultural heritage, rugged self-reliance and spirit of mutual support. 99.3 County FM will play an important role in the ongoing development of the County by enabling the various communities to learn about and from one another. It will also support the local economy by providing a cost-effective vehicle for local businesses to reach residents and tourists. As a community-based, not-for-profit organization, 99.3 County FM will be the only radio station exclusively focussed on developments in the County. For more information, visit www.993countyfm.ca
The Community Justice Fund
The Community Justice Fund will provide grants to registered charities in the County offering recreational or educational programs for young people, including programs and initiatives which educate on risky and/or offending behaviour, positively influence both adult and young offenders, and promote community safety. Grants will be given to organizations which deliver these programs to County residents. The Fund is the initiative of the Prince Edward Corrections Advisory Board (PECAB). In closing its doors after more than 30 years of community service, PECAB chose to establish a Fund with the County Community Foundation that would allow the spirit of PECAB to live on.
The Prince Edward Learning Fund
The Prince Edward Learning Centre (PELC) has established the "Prince Edward Learning Fund”.
Prince Edward County residents, age 18 plus and enrolled in PELC programs, can apply for grants to attend college, pursue apprenticeship, or to further their training for employment. The Prince Edward Learning Centre serves over 200 adults per year by providing educational assessments and referrals, correspondence support, as well as academic, literacy and numeracy upgrading. PELC also assists with College and OSAP applications, hosts youth employment programs and a low income tax clinic. The first two Learning Fund grants will be disbursed at PELC’s Annual General Meeting in November. More information on grants to be disbursed subsequently will be available in the next few months.
The Regent Theatre Foundation Endowment Program
If you enjoy having the Regent Theatre in our community you can help insure its future by supporting our Endowment Program. Information online on the Regent Website or in the brochure available in the Regent Box office.