COMMUNITY GRANTS PROGRAM

Recipients

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Niagara Safety Village

Regional – $50,000 Received www.niagarasafetyvillage.com/

The impact of receiving this grant from the BCM Community Grant Fund is immeasurable for the Niagara Safety Village. We were in need of a new roof for our Education Centre for the past 2 years, and now with receiving this grant the roof can be replaced.

This will now enable us to continue to deliver quality, hands on, safety education to over 7,000 students a year, from across Niagara, and programs for seniors and other community groups.

Wainfleet Agricultural Society

Wainfleet – $13,441 Received Website

The grant will allow the Wainfleet Agricultural Society/Wainfleet Fall Fair to purchase a new stage/platform. The purchase impacts our organization’s ability to present a meaningful event to the community. It will be manageable for our volunteers to assemble, dismantle and store. Most importantly presentations will have a safe platform from which to project their talent or message. The stage/platform will be made available to other events held in the Wainfleet arena and the Fair will have the use of this piece of equipment well into the future.

South Niagara Rowing Club

South Niagara – $12,000 Received www.rowsnrc.ca/

This BCM Insurance grant of $12,000 will be used for the PURCHASE OF A ROWING SHELL to support all of our youth and adult programming. This competitive double racing shell will be used throughout the spring, summer and fall seasons and will certainly be one of the most highly utilized and prized pieces of equipment at the facility. More than 30 competitive program participants will directly benefit from this grant. It is our goal at SNRC to provide competitive programs that are accessible to participants from all economic backgrounds and provide an inclusive, character building experience to all our members.

Project Share

Niagara Falls, NOTL – $10,000 Received www.projectshare.ca/

The BCM Community Fund support of our Good News Breakfast campaign will enable Project SHARE to provide a holiday meal and Christmas gifts for children who are living below the poverty line in Niagara Falls. An average of 4,500 people receive help through our Christmas Program and we could not meet that need without the generous support of community partners like BCM Insurance.

Autism Ontario – Niagara Chapter

South Niagara – $10,000 Received www.autismontario.com

Autism Ontario – Niagara Chapter is excited to be one of the winning recipients of the BCM Community Grant Program. This grant will allow us to make the necessary renovations to complete a sensory room for individuals and families living with Autism. This sensory room will be located in the Christ Community Church located in downtown Welland. Having this sensory room will allow us to and increase Autism Ontario – Niagara Chapter’s ability to support and offer programs to individuals and families living in Welland and South Niagara more effectively by decreasing transportation barriers and increase support services. We thank BCM Insurance for this amazing grant.

The Hope Centre

Welland – $10,000 Received www.thehopecentre.net/

The Hope Centre is grateful to be a recipient of the BCM Community Fund.

This invaluable collaboration will support our commitment to assisting and strengthening our community by attending to the basic needs of its most vulnerable citizens. Over 5% of Welland’s population access food through our food bank and community  lunch program each year.

This partnership will greatly impact our ability to provide access to these programs and  allow The Hope Centre’s volunteers and staff to continue to work to empower change, increase resilience to poverty, create positive opportunities and support an individual’s and family’s capacity to be self-sustaining in the future.

Food 4 Kids Niagara

Regional – $7,500 Received www.food4kidsniagara.ca/

Food4Kids Niagara is so grateful to be partnering with BCM to bring you the Spoiled Palate Gala on Oct. 7. Through the sponsorship support of this event, the BCM Community Grant will help to ensure that 60 children, currently going home to empty cupboards on the weekend, will be fed this coming school year. Thank you for helping to fight hunger, feed hope and build the futures of our children.