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United Way Supports Grassroots Community Projects Through Its Neighbourhood Fund

United Way of Peterborough & District announced the recipients of the organization’s Neighbourhood Fund launched in February 2018. A total of $25,000 will be shared between twelve (12) citizen lead, grassroots projects. United Way also announced that it will be supporting the Precarious Employment Research Initiative with $2500. To date United Way Peterborough has released…

United Way Drives Community Innovation

United Way of Peterborough & District announced the recipients of the organization’s Innovation Fund launched in February 2018. A total of $75,000 will be shared between two ground-breaking projects addressing issues of housing and homelessness in our community. United Way Peterborough’s funding model is based on extensive engagement and consultation with the community. The Innovation…

Marion Burton Awarded Scholfield Award of Community Distinction

United Way of Peterborough & District today announced the 2018 recipient of the Scholfield Award of Community Distinction. The annual award was established to recognize an individual or organization for their outstanding contribution and ability to mobilize change within the community. The 2018 recipient was long-time labour activist Marion Burton. There isn’t a day that…

Coats 4 Kids

United Way of Peterborough & District’s Coats for Kids and Grown-Ups Too program strives to ensure that children and their families will be warm during the winter by providing clean, gently-used winter wear to children, youth, and adults in Peterborough City and County. “We have found there is a greater need for children’s winter jackets…

Tour de Lion 2018 Charity Bike Ride

May 27th, 2018 is the 5th annual Dandelion Day Festival to be held at Millennium Park from 11a.m.-4p.m. This annual celebration focuses on healthy lifestyles and the public is invited to enjoy free live music, face painting, children’s activity wall, and a chance to meet local Health Practitioners and local authors. The festival will include…

United Way Campaign Chases Final 4%

As we near the end of the 2017 Campaign, United Way volunteers and staff are excited by the current success. With three weeks to go before celebration on March 29th, the Campaign is within 4% of its $1.85 million goal. Neil Morton, 2017 Campaign chair is stoked. “We are not done yet! I am so…

Scholfield Award of Community Distinction

Nominations Open for Scholfield Award of Community Distinction  United Way Peterborough & District is inviting nominations  for the Scholfield Award of Community Distinction. This award was established to recognize an individual or organization for their outstanding contribution and ability to mobilize change within our community. “Through their excellent leadership, the award recipient energizes and inspires…

We are #SoClose – only 5% from Goal.

  All the workplace campaigns, individual donations, community events, chilli competitions and barbecues have led to some exciting news for United Way Peterborough & District. Neil Morton, 2017 Campaign Chair, and Jim Russell, CEO, are thrilled to announce that with the generous support of the community United Way Peterborough is only $99,000 from goal. Neil…

Tampon Tuesday

Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 Time: 5:30-7:30pm Venue: The Junction (251 George St. above Riley’s in  Peterborough) Click here to join the FaceBook event page! Tampon Tuesday is a unique way to gather with others in your community to network, socialize & go with the flow. Everyone is encouraged to bring menstrual hygiene products to…

Neighbourhood Funding – Call for applications

UWP Neighbourhood Funding – Call for applications Now Open! United Way of Peterborough & District’s (UWP) Neighbourhood Fund provides small, one-time grants to support informal groups of individuals that are working together to improve their neighbourhood or demographic community within the City and County of Peterborough. This funding will support residents to identify solutions and/or…

Innovation Funding – Call for applications!

UWP Innovation Funding – Call for applications Now Open! Non-profit organizations play an important role in tackling the problems of a fast-changing society. Through its Innovation Fund, UWP seeks to support nonprofit innovators, whether small or large, to design and/or deliver new initiatives that meet the community priorities identified within this RFP. Projects funded through…

$250K (#SoClose) Campaign

Our CEO, Jim Russell sets the stage for our final $250K (#SoClose) Campaign: To date, close to 300 workplaces and over 2000 employees have given to United Way’s 2017 campaign. This community’s ongoing commitment to creating hope and possibility for close to 60,000 people continues to inspire us … and for this we thank you!…