In 1999 The Ministry of Citizenship, Culture and Recreation established a "Matching Funds" program to create permanent endowments for the benefit of Children and Youth in community recreation.
In 2001 The Campbellford/Seymour Community Foundation set aside $50,000.00 of its newly acquired funds to be used for this program. The Ministry of Citizenship, Culture and Recreation then provided a grant of $46,471.95.
The Ontario Endowment for Children & Youth in Recreation Fund was created by the Campbellford/ Seymour Community Foundation and is available for grants to qualified donees for recreational projects and programs for children and youth in the Campbellford/Seymour community.
The Community Foundation accepts donations to this fund from those interested in supporting youth programs. Please contact our office if you would like more information.
A $15,000.00 grant was awarded to the Municipality of Trent Hills to purchase youth sports equipment for the new Field House in Hastings.
A $1,000.00 HATCH grant was awarded to both Kent Public School and St. Mary Catholic Elementary School to replace old, damaged and missing sports equipment.
Hillcrest Public School received a $5,000.00 grant to refurbish their baseball diamond.
No projects were funded.
Campbellford District High School received $3000.00 as part of a $15,000.00 grant to re-establish the football program.
$2,000.00 was granted to the Campbellford & District Curling and Racquet Club as part of a $4,670.00 grant to purchase curling stones for the youth curling program.
Hillcrest Public School was granted $5,000.00 as part of a $10,000.00 grant for a playground renewal project.
Kent Public School received $5,000.00 to refurbish their baseball diamond.
Hillcrest Public School received $2000.00 as part of a $8,500.00 grant to purchase musical instruments for the school.
Kent Public School received $2,000.00 as part of a $4,800.00 grant to refurbish playground equipment to comply with safety standards.
The Chamber of Commerce Santa Claus Parade Fund received $1,000.00 as part of a $3,500.00 grant to refurbish the Santa Clause parade float and purchase a new Santa suit.
$5,000 was granted to Campbellford District High School to fund the rejuventation of the High School's soccer field.
Campbellford/Seymour Agricultural Society received $968.00 as part of a $6,000.00 grant to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Campbellford fair.
$2,000.00 was granted to Kent Public School to fund the planting of 8 new shade trees on the school grounds.