Council held a special meeting on Monday, 23 January, to accept public input on the budget. As well as receiving the report about the online survey per my previous report, there was a presentation by Johnny Percolides wanting a second dog park (at Donegan Park) and presentations from Community groups requesting a grant. The total requested is $87K but unlike previous years, no target total has been announced. Last year’s total was $30K but some previous years were $50K. No decisions were made at Monday’s meeting but there were 14 presentations plus 4 others who did not make a presentation. I sorted the applications based on whether they were new for 2023 and whether they made a presentation. For those with a presentation document (e.g. powerpoint), click the organization name to download it from the Town’s web site. Note that some presentations were verbal only or their presentation is not available online.
Requests for an “in kind” grant were usually for a waiver of Victoria Hall rental fees – an exception being the Lawn Bowling club who want parking passes as provided in previous years.
|Organization||2023 Request||2022 Request||2022 Approved|
|Repeat Applications – with presentations|
|Cobourg and District Historical Society *||$2,520||$2,327.94||$1,800|
|Cobourg Ecology Garden||$1,800||$2,299||$2,000|
|Cobourg Lawn Bowling Club *||$6,720||$5,500||$5,500|
|Cobourg Museum Foundation *||$5,000||$8,000||$4,500|
|La Jeunesse Choirs *||$2,500||$2,000||$1,000|
|Les Amis *||$2,000||$3,000||$1,000|
|Northumberland Oral Health Coalition||$400||$500||$250|
|Northumberland Orchestra & Choir Society||$5,000||$5,000||$1,000|
|Victoria Hall Volunteers *||$5,432||$5,000||$4,788|
|Victorian Operetta Society *||$4,000||$8,000||$1,000|
|Repeat Applications – with NO presentation|
|Cobourg Highland Games Society||$16,675||$13,100||$806|
|Horizons of Friendship||$1,950||$1,000|
|Song – Sounds of the Next Generation *||$3,200||$2,500|
|New Applications – with Presentations|
|Canadian Abilities Foundation||$3,000|
|Cobourg Toastmasters *||$3,796.80|
|Ontario Community Emergency Assistance Program||$3,500|
|St. Peters Church||$15,000|
|New Applications – with NO Presentation|
|Saint Vincent De Paul||$5,000|
* In Kind
Community Grants are scheduled to be decided February 7 or 9 then finally approved 27 February with approval of the full budget.
- Council Decides on Community Grants for 2022 – 25 November 2021
- Agenda page for this Council meeting – link to video of meeting is included.