City Kidz, Hamilton Olympic Club among 5 groups poised for 2018 Hamilton Future Fund grants

Community Nov 30, 2017 by Gord Bowes Hamilton Mountain News

Five groups are poised to receive Future Fund grants, while 14 are being asked to further explain their requests and 17 have been turned down.

The Future Fund board of governors pored over 36 applications — which included 1,780 pages of documentation to support more than $7 million in requests — at its Nov. 29 meeting (see sidebar).

There is about $4.5 million available to hand out this year; the full amount is not necessarily granted, noted chair Tom Weisz.

City Kidz, Hamilton Air Force Association, Hamilton Olympic Club, Royal Botanical Gardens and the city’s public works department all received a nod of approval for their requests. Some organizations, such as Cancer Assistance Program and Interval House, will be asked to further explain their requests.

The board will give formal approval for projects at a future meeting. Their decision needs to be ratified by city council.

The Future Fund was created in 2002, when Hamilton Hydro was sold for $137 million. The money was invested to be used to fund community projects and initiatives.

Last year, grants totalling about $2 million were handed out. Recipients included Rygiel Supports for Community Living, which received $150,000 for paving and installation of canopies at its new west Mountain headquarters, and Neighbour to Neighbour Centre, which was granted $100,000 for its Community Food Centre.

City Kidz, Hamilton Olympic Club among 5 groups poised for 2018 Hamilton Future Fund grants

Community Nov 30, 2017 by Gord Bowes Hamilton Mountain News

Five groups are poised to receive Future Fund grants, while 14 are being asked to further explain their requests and 17 have been turned down.

The Future Fund board of governors pored over 36 applications — which included 1,780 pages of documentation to support more than $7 million in requests — at its Nov. 29 meeting (see sidebar).

There is about $4.5 million available to hand out this year; the full amount is not necessarily granted, noted chair Tom Weisz.

City Kidz, Hamilton Air Force Association, Hamilton Olympic Club, Royal Botanical Gardens and the city’s public works department all received a nod of approval for their requests. Some organizations, such as Cancer Assistance Program and Interval House, will be asked to further explain their requests.

The board will give formal approval for projects at a future meeting. Their decision needs to be ratified by city council.

The Future Fund was created in 2002, when Hamilton Hydro was sold for $137 million. The money was invested to be used to fund community projects and initiatives.

Last year, grants totalling about $2 million were handed out. Recipients included Rygiel Supports for Community Living, which received $150,000 for paving and installation of canopies at its new west Mountain headquarters, and Neighbour to Neighbour Centre, which was granted $100,000 for its Community Food Centre.

City Kidz, Hamilton Olympic Club among 5 groups poised for 2018 Hamilton Future Fund grants

Community Nov 30, 2017 by Gord Bowes Hamilton Mountain News

Five groups are poised to receive Future Fund grants, while 14 are being asked to further explain their requests and 17 have been turned down.

The Future Fund board of governors pored over 36 applications — which included 1,780 pages of documentation to support more than $7 million in requests — at its Nov. 29 meeting (see sidebar).

There is about $4.5 million available to hand out this year; the full amount is not necessarily granted, noted chair Tom Weisz.

City Kidz, Hamilton Air Force Association, Hamilton Olympic Club, Royal Botanical Gardens and the city’s public works department all received a nod of approval for their requests. Some organizations, such as Cancer Assistance Program and Interval House, will be asked to further explain their requests.

The board will give formal approval for projects at a future meeting. Their decision needs to be ratified by city council.

The Future Fund was created in 2002, when Hamilton Hydro was sold for $137 million. The money was invested to be used to fund community projects and initiatives.

Last year, grants totalling about $2 million were handed out. Recipients included Rygiel Supports for Community Living, which received $150,000 for paving and installation of canopies at its new west Mountain headquarters, and Neighbour to Neighbour Centre, which was granted $100,000 for its Community Food Centre.