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Mount Forest Lawn Bowling Club celebrates $140K grant

The $140,600 will support crucial infrastructure upgrades and improve accessibility
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Today, Matthew Rae, Member of Provincial Parliament for Perth-Wellington, announced that the Ontario government is providing the Mount Forest Lawn Bowling Club (MFLBC) with $140,600 in funding through the Ontario Trillium Foundation's (OTF) Capital grant stream. This funding will help to ensure that the community has safe and ready access to critical programming, activities, and spaces. 

“Community hubs like the Mount Forest Lawn Bowling Club are essential to our local culture and community well-being,” said Matthew Rae, MPP for Perth-Wellington. “Our provincial government, through the Ontario Trillium Foundation, is investing $140,600 to support crucial infrastructure upgrades and improve accessibility. It will allow the Mount Forest Lawn Bowling Club to continue to offer great programming for years to come.” 

This funding allowed MFLBC to improve their greens by acquiring a top dresser used for levelling. Their leaking roof was replaced, the greens were made accessible with a cement ramp and staging area, and some aging infrastructure was replaced with a new storage shed, new ditch boards and a safe staging area around the greens. 

The OTF’s Capital grant stream helps to improve the infrastructure that Ontarians need to thrive. Whether it’s purchasing equipment, building a new space, or completing renovations, retrofits or repairs, these grants support projects that are having a positive impact in our rural communities. 

“Whether it’s helping people learn new things, connect with their community, or simply have fun, organizations like Mount Forest Lawn Bowling Club (MFLBC) deliver experiences that make a difference,” said Stan Cho, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Gaming. “That’s why capital grant support through the Ontario Trillium Foundation is so important. This funding will help ensure MFLBC remains at the heart of the Mount Forest community for decades to come.” 

“This OTF grant allows the MFLBC to maintain delivering quality programs for the Mount Forest and surrounding area” said Brenda Eckhardt, President MFLBC. “Without this type of help from the Ontario and Canadian governments non-profit organizations could no longer serve the public.” 

Capital grants improve access to programs and technology in community spaces, making it easier for Ontarians to participate in community programs. Funded projects: 

  • Improve access to facilities, programs, activities and services 
  • Improve existing spaces and support new build projects 
  • Make programs and services better and more efficient 
  • Make better use of technology. 

Please visit the OTF’s website for more information and a full list of Capital grant stream recipients.