Dundas groups see increases in city grants

News May 19, 2017 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

Four of the five Dundas recipients of City of Hamilton enrichment fund grants that were flagged for review two years ago under a new application process are recommended for small funding boosts this year.

The Rotary Club of Dundas Canada Day celebration, Dundas Pipes and Drums, Dundas Concert Band and Dundas Valley Orchestra all not only held on to their grants, but will apparently see small increases. The grant recommendations that went to audit, finance and administration committee on May 18 still have to be officially approved by city council at its May 24 meeting.

Only the annual Dundas Terry Fox Run, which along with the other four organizations received a transitional 2015 grant in the first year of the new system, has not received an enrichment fund grant since 2015.

Several organizations — Rotary's Canada Day event, Dundas Valley Orchestra, Dundas Museum, Routes and Cactus Festival — received last-minute increases to their recommended grants at a May 11 grants subcommittee meeting.

In total, 14 Dundas organizations are recommended to receive more than $332,000 — or 5.5 per cent — of the $5.95-million distributed city-wide by the enrichment fund.

The Downtown Dundas BIA is the only local enrichment fund grant recipient this year to be listed among 15 recommended grants that are to "..be approved and funds released pending submission of additional information by July 20."

Last year, the Dundas Pipes and Drums grant was subject to the same requirement. This year, the pipes and drums are recommended for a $3,860 grant, an increase of $778 over 2016.

Rotary's Canada Day pancake breakfast in the Dundas Driving Park was originally recommended to receive the same $834 it got last year, but the grants subcommittee approved an increase to $1,000 at its May 11 meeting. That's a return to the funding the event received prior to 2016.

Dundas Valley Orchestra was originally recommended to receive the $4,000 it got last year, but was bumped up to $5,000 on May 11.

Dundas Pipes and Drums is recommended to receive $3,860, an increase of $778 over its 2016 grant.

Dundas Concert Band will see a boost of $200 with a recommended grant of $2,400.

Routes Youth Centre was originally recommended to receive $10,000 — the same as 2016 — but got a $300 from the grants subcommittee a week ago.

Dundas Cactus Festival requested $38,050 for 2017, but was originally recommended for $32,700. The subcommittee bumped that recommendation up to $35,000, the same amount the festival received last year.

The Cactus Festival Parade — a completely separate event from the festival itself, with different funding and volunteers — requested just $10,649 from the city's funding program this year, a total of $541 less than the parade received last year. The parade is recommended to receive the full amount requested.

Although the grants subcommittee has requested more information before July 20, the Downtown Dundas BIA is recommended to receive $28,877 — almost $2,000 more than the organization received last year. The BIA had requested $31,192 this year.

Dundas Museum and Archives applied for two separate grants. The museum requested $10,000 for its exhibition project. The original recommendation was $7,500 but the subcommittee bumped it up to the full $10,000 — the same amount the museum received for the project last year.

The museum also requested $10,000 for an historical mapping project. The subcommittee recommended a $5,000 grant for the first time application.

Dundas Community Services is recommended to receive six different grants totalling more than $72,000, including $43,268 for senior's services — the same amount it received for those programs last year. The Information Dundas program is recommended for $15,310.

Carnegie Gallery applied for $20,000 and is recommended to receive the same $15,000 grant it got last year.

Dundas Valley School of Art applied for $397,000, but is recommended to receive $106,970 — the same grant as 2016.

Dundas Youth Soccer is recommended to receive $3,300 for sport awareness, and another $3,030 for capacity building.

Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts, based in Dundas is recommended for an increase from last year's $14,518 to $20,000 for 2017.


Dundas groups see increases in city grants

Canada Day event and music organizations getting a boost

News May 19, 2017 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

Four of the five Dundas recipients of City of Hamilton enrichment fund grants that were flagged for review two years ago under a new application process are recommended for small funding boosts this year.

The Rotary Club of Dundas Canada Day celebration, Dundas Pipes and Drums, Dundas Concert Band and Dundas Valley Orchestra all not only held on to their grants, but will apparently see small increases. The grant recommendations that went to audit, finance and administration committee on May 18 still have to be officially approved by city council at its May 24 meeting.

Only the annual Dundas Terry Fox Run, which along with the other four organizations received a transitional 2015 grant in the first year of the new system, has not received an enrichment fund grant since 2015.

Several organizations — Rotary's Canada Day event, Dundas Valley Orchestra, Dundas Museum, Routes and Cactus Festival — received last-minute increases to their recommended grants at a May 11 grants subcommittee meeting.

In total, 14 Dundas organizations are recommended to receive more than $332,000 — or 5.5 per cent — of the $5.95-million distributed city-wide by the enrichment fund.

The Downtown Dundas BIA is the only local enrichment fund grant recipient this year to be listed among 15 recommended grants that are to "..be approved and funds released pending submission of additional information by July 20."

Last year, the Dundas Pipes and Drums grant was subject to the same requirement. This year, the pipes and drums are recommended for a $3,860 grant, an increase of $778 over 2016.

Rotary's Canada Day pancake breakfast in the Dundas Driving Park was originally recommended to receive the same $834 it got last year, but the grants subcommittee approved an increase to $1,000 at its May 11 meeting. That's a return to the funding the event received prior to 2016.

Dundas Valley Orchestra was originally recommended to receive the $4,000 it got last year, but was bumped up to $5,000 on May 11.

Dundas Pipes and Drums is recommended to receive $3,860, an increase of $778 over its 2016 grant.

Dundas Concert Band will see a boost of $200 with a recommended grant of $2,400.

Routes Youth Centre was originally recommended to receive $10,000 — the same as 2016 — but got a $300 from the grants subcommittee a week ago.

Dundas Cactus Festival requested $38,050 for 2017, but was originally recommended for $32,700. The subcommittee bumped that recommendation up to $35,000, the same amount the festival received last year.

The Cactus Festival Parade — a completely separate event from the festival itself, with different funding and volunteers — requested just $10,649 from the city's funding program this year, a total of $541 less than the parade received last year. The parade is recommended to receive the full amount requested.

Although the grants subcommittee has requested more information before July 20, the Downtown Dundas BIA is recommended to receive $28,877 — almost $2,000 more than the organization received last year. The BIA had requested $31,192 this year.

Dundas Museum and Archives applied for two separate grants. The museum requested $10,000 for its exhibition project. The original recommendation was $7,500 but the subcommittee bumped it up to the full $10,000 — the same amount the museum received for the project last year.

The museum also requested $10,000 for an historical mapping project. The subcommittee recommended a $5,000 grant for the first time application.

Dundas Community Services is recommended to receive six different grants totalling more than $72,000, including $43,268 for senior's services — the same amount it received for those programs last year. The Information Dundas program is recommended for $15,310.

Carnegie Gallery applied for $20,000 and is recommended to receive the same $15,000 grant it got last year.

Dundas Valley School of Art applied for $397,000, but is recommended to receive $106,970 — the same grant as 2016.

Dundas Youth Soccer is recommended to receive $3,300 for sport awareness, and another $3,030 for capacity building.

Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts, based in Dundas is recommended for an increase from last year's $14,518 to $20,000 for 2017.


Dundas groups see increases in city grants

Canada Day event and music organizations getting a boost

News May 19, 2017 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

Four of the five Dundas recipients of City of Hamilton enrichment fund grants that were flagged for review two years ago under a new application process are recommended for small funding boosts this year.

The Rotary Club of Dundas Canada Day celebration, Dundas Pipes and Drums, Dundas Concert Band and Dundas Valley Orchestra all not only held on to their grants, but will apparently see small increases. The grant recommendations that went to audit, finance and administration committee on May 18 still have to be officially approved by city council at its May 24 meeting.

Only the annual Dundas Terry Fox Run, which along with the other four organizations received a transitional 2015 grant in the first year of the new system, has not received an enrichment fund grant since 2015.

Several organizations — Rotary's Canada Day event, Dundas Valley Orchestra, Dundas Museum, Routes and Cactus Festival — received last-minute increases to their recommended grants at a May 11 grants subcommittee meeting.

In total, 14 Dundas organizations are recommended to receive more than $332,000 — or 5.5 per cent — of the $5.95-million distributed city-wide by the enrichment fund.

The Downtown Dundas BIA is the only local enrichment fund grant recipient this year to be listed among 15 recommended grants that are to "..be approved and funds released pending submission of additional information by July 20."

Last year, the Dundas Pipes and Drums grant was subject to the same requirement. This year, the pipes and drums are recommended for a $3,860 grant, an increase of $778 over 2016.

Rotary's Canada Day pancake breakfast in the Dundas Driving Park was originally recommended to receive the same $834 it got last year, but the grants subcommittee approved an increase to $1,000 at its May 11 meeting. That's a return to the funding the event received prior to 2016.

Dundas Valley Orchestra was originally recommended to receive the $4,000 it got last year, but was bumped up to $5,000 on May 11.

Dundas Pipes and Drums is recommended to receive $3,860, an increase of $778 over its 2016 grant.

Dundas Concert Band will see a boost of $200 with a recommended grant of $2,400.

Routes Youth Centre was originally recommended to receive $10,000 — the same as 2016 — but got a $300 from the grants subcommittee a week ago.

Dundas Cactus Festival requested $38,050 for 2017, but was originally recommended for $32,700. The subcommittee bumped that recommendation up to $35,000, the same amount the festival received last year.

The Cactus Festival Parade — a completely separate event from the festival itself, with different funding and volunteers — requested just $10,649 from the city's funding program this year, a total of $541 less than the parade received last year. The parade is recommended to receive the full amount requested.

Although the grants subcommittee has requested more information before July 20, the Downtown Dundas BIA is recommended to receive $28,877 — almost $2,000 more than the organization received last year. The BIA had requested $31,192 this year.

Dundas Museum and Archives applied for two separate grants. The museum requested $10,000 for its exhibition project. The original recommendation was $7,500 but the subcommittee bumped it up to the full $10,000 — the same amount the museum received for the project last year.

The museum also requested $10,000 for an historical mapping project. The subcommittee recommended a $5,000 grant for the first time application.

Dundas Community Services is recommended to receive six different grants totalling more than $72,000, including $43,268 for senior's services — the same amount it received for those programs last year. The Information Dundas program is recommended for $15,310.

Carnegie Gallery applied for $20,000 and is recommended to receive the same $15,000 grant it got last year.

Dundas Valley School of Art applied for $397,000, but is recommended to receive $106,970 — the same grant as 2016.

Dundas Youth Soccer is recommended to receive $3,300 for sport awareness, and another $3,030 for capacity building.

Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts, based in Dundas is recommended for an increase from last year's $14,518 to $20,000 for 2017.