Grants

Townshippers’ Foundation allocates donations to community grants annually allowing a variety of projects to come to life. From after school support for youth, helping heritage groups launch activities, supporting the work of health and social services groups, and so much more, your funds have a big impact!

To apply for a grant, please visit the Funding Applications page.

 

The following groups and projects were awarded for 2016.

After the rainbow comes the sun social integration project (Stanstead): Outreach for individuals with mental health issues

Army Navy Air Force Veterans Museum (Sherbrooke): Install a chair lift to access the second-floor museum

Association des Artistes Georgeville Fitch-Bay: 14th Annual Festival des Arts Georgeville Fitch-Bay, July 22 to 31, 2016

Avante Women’s Center (Bedford): Expand cultural experience by participating in a group outing to a First Nations Pow Wow

Bibliothèque Lennoxville Library: Improvements to accommodate a variety of activities (conferences/cultural meetings, art exhibits etc.)

Brome County Historical Society: In-house exhibit to tell the150th anniversary story of R.A. Fessenden (father of radio)

Caregivers’ Café (Knowlton): Monthly English caregivers’ support groups featuring professional speakers

CAB Seniors Health Days: Purchase of equipment to support English weekly health days in Stanstead and (FLAMES) Ayer’s Cliff

Fondation de la Vallée Massawippi (Ayer’s Cliff) : To improve health by offering bilingual lifestyle seminars, open to the general public

Foreman Art Gallery (Sherbrooke): Promotion, development and materials for Summer Art Camp for ages 7 to 12

Greenwood Cemetery (Waterville): Help to preserve a building

In-house Theatre (Brome-Missisquoi): Expand the number of readings & characters plus create and maintain website

Knowlton Academy: “Village Reads” library expansion

Knowlton Literary Association: Festival presents interviews with writers, writing workshops, readings. October 13 to 16, 2016

Lennoxville & District Women’s Centre: Equipment for English-speaking playgroups for mothers and preschoolers

Memphremagog CLC (Magog): Promote community involvement through activities and courses at the CLC

Patrimone Ascot Heritage (Milby) : Purchase of multi-media equipment

Phelps Helps (Stanstead): Tutoring/Homework Program to help students succeed in school

Pleins Rayons Bike Program (Cowansville): Special needs student educational workshops that teach basic bike building skills

Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network (Sherbrooke) QAHN’s 2016 Three-day convention in Sherbrooke

Quebec Community Health & Social Services – Splice to Suffice: Intergenerational initiative to address the youth employment issue and seniors wanting to live autonomously

RRHS Community Learning Centre (Richmond): Create a space to support family members living with someone suffering from mental illness

RRHS CLC Art Room (Richmond): Renovate an unused workshop into an open art space for school and community use

ShazamFest (Ayer’s Cliff): Increase activities for children at the 3 day Festival

Studio Georgeville: Aboriginal two-day Film Festival also featuring Arts, Crafts and Demonstrations

Townshippers’ Association (Sherbrooke): Support for The YOUth Townships Project to create awareness of the employment & entrepreneurship opportunities in the region. Youth retention. 37th annual T-Day fall festival, Outstanding Townshippers awards, to provide networking & educational opportunities, to continue building a relationship with CLC & ETSB, to promote & sell works by Townships’ English authors & musicians through Townships Expressions. Supporting activities for a Townships themed ebook, in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary. [Entries accepted until Jan 30, 2017, at Townshippers.org/Canada150]