Hanover Lions Club receives $10,000 Community Building Fund grant

November 10, 2022

HANOVER – On Wednesday evening, local MPP Rick Byers met with the Hanover Lions Club to hear how a $10,000 Community Building Fund grant from the Government of Ontario and the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) has made a difference over the last year. The grant program was delivered by OTF to help non-profit organizations rebuild from the impacts created by COVID-19.

“Congratulations to the Hanover Lions Club on their success in receiving this grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Community Building Fund. The Club does so much important work in the community, it is great to know these funds will be well used to support their ongoing service delivery.” MPP Rick Byers Bruce Grey Owen Sound.

Funds from the grant were used to address some storage and rental costs, as well as to purchase new technical equipment and promotional materials to help with marketing and fundraising activities.

The current Hanover Lions Club was chartered in 2008 and since that time, has raised over $250,000 in funds that have gone directly back into the community. The Club’s first major project back in 2010 was to pledge $150,000 for the P&H Centre’s initial construction. Other beneficiaries of the Lions Club donations have been local mental health initiatives with the Canadian Mental Health Association of Grey Bruce and Bruce Grey Mentorship; the Hanover Firefighters’ Association and the local police services as well. It’s also made donations to the Saugeen Valley Children’s Safety Village, Hanover Hospital Foundation and the Salvation Army Food Bank as well.

The Hanover Lions Club is a member of District A9 of the Ontario Lions, as well as the Lions Club International. Lions Clubs were started in 1917 with the motto “We Serve”.  Lions Club members’ give their time and effort to improve their local communities and provide humanitarian aid in over 200 countries worldwide.

The Ontario Trillium Foundation’s (OTF) mission is to build healthy and vibrant communities across Ontario. As an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations, last year, OTF invested nearly $209M into 2,042 community projects and partnerships, which included funding for the Government of Ontario’s Community Building Fund. Since 2020, OTF has supported Ontario’s economic recovery by helping non-profit organizations rebuild and recover from the impacts of COVID-19. Visit otf.ca to learn more.