Announcing: #LocalLove Showcase of UWP Neighbourhood Fund!

Media Release:

Last night, at their Annual General Meeting, United Way Peterborough & District (UWP) provided a showcase of Local Love as they profiled several of their Neighbourhood Funded programs and initiatives from 2018 and announced the 2019 recipients.

The Neighbourhood Fund provides small, one-time grants to support groups of individuals that are working together to improve their neighbourhood, defined as a physical place or a connection of people, within the City and County of Peterborough.

United Way Neighbourhood Funding is used to enhance resident engagement and leadership while offering valuable opportunities for residents to get to know their neighbours and engage in their community.

In its second year, the Neighbourhood Fund initiative distributed $20,000 in grants ranging from $500-$5,000.

Jim Russell, UWP CEO acknowledged the generosity of an anonymous community member whose donation funded the 2019 projects, “We are so lucky to have a donor come forward and support the idea of small micro grants to neighbourhood initiatives. We know that a little money can leverage a lot of goodwill and capacity.”

2018 Neighbourhood Fund Projects

Sacred Fire
Neighbours Fighting Poverty
McDonnel Street Neighbours
Wild Eats
The River Magazine
Men Supporting Men
Youth Advisory Committee (PYS)
Warming Room
Summer Street Festival
Creating Space
Carol’s Place

2018 Labour Project

Peterborough Precarious Employment Research Initiative (PERI)

2019 Neighbourhood Fund Projects

Communication Displays at Riverview Park and Zoo
Neighbourhood Discovery Mural
Garden Stewardship Program
INSPIRE: Women’s Portrait Project
Peterborough Folk Festival
The River Magazine
One Roof Community Centre Finances and ID Hub

2019 Labour Project

Peterborough Precarious Employment Research Initiative (PERI)

Click here for more information about our Neighbourhood Fund, including a brief description of all recipients, please click here

Videos of each project who were at our AGM can be found on our YouTube Channel. Click here for full playlist.

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