$13,100 provincial grant gives North Lanark Agricultural Society a much-needed boost

In October 2021, the North Lanark Agricultural Society received a grant of $13,100 from the Community Development Fund – Operations Stream from the Government of Ontario. This grant, administered by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, will help cover expenses such as monthly utility bills and PPE requirements. With our 2020 and 2021 shows postponed due to covid restrictions, the opportunity for this grant was very important to help us continue. We are excited to host a 2022 fair.

The NLAS hosts the annual Almonte Fair and other community events. Thanks to the $13,100 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, this will allow the society to cover some of our operating costs until the covid restrictions are lifted and the NLAS can resume operations. normal.

“This grant from the Community Development Fund is much appreciated and comes at a very opportune time, allowing us to continue to serve our community and support each other until we can restart our fair for everyone,” Glen said. Brydges, presidents of NLAS.

Our mission has always been to promote agricultural awareness, our rural roots and bring together all ages in our community. With covid it has shown us the importance of educating our community to be resourceful and recognize what we have locally. The NLAS grounds are located at 195 Water Street and are available for many community activities throughout the year. If you would like to inquire about using the space for your meeting or hosting an event, please visit the website at www.almontefair.ca or email [email protected]

The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario and one of Canada’s premier granting foundations. Last year, nearly $112 million was invested in 1,384 community projects and partnerships to build healthy, vibrant communities and strengthen the impact of Ontario’s not-for-profit sector. In 2020-21, OTF supported Ontario’s economic recovery by helping not-for-profit organizations rebuild and recover from the impacts of COVID-19. To visit otf.ca to learn more.

The Government of Ontario Community Development Fund Investing $105 million to support community organizations in arts and culture, heritage, tourism, sport and recreation, which are under significant financial pressure due to the pandemic. The fund is offered by the Ontario Trillium Foundation through two distinct funding streams: operating and capital. This initiative is part of Budget 2020, Ontario’s Action Plan: Protect, Support, Recover.

Lana T. Arthur