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Kitchener supports community projects through LoveMyHood Matching Grant

Funding has been awarded to groups throughout the city's 10 wards
Kitchener City Hall
Kitchener City Hall. Blair Adams/KitchenerToday

Twenty-two resident-led neighbourhood projects in Kitchener have been awarded $160,000.

It was through the LoveMyHood Matching Grant program. 

“In a year marked by continuous change, it’s inspiring to see that residents’ passion for their neighbourhoods and desire to be connected to their neighbours remains as strong as ever,” said Michael May, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer at the City of Kitchener, in a release. “With projects taking place in each of our 10 wards, residents across our city have embraced our resident-led, city-supported philosophy and are actively working together to help make our neighbourhoods great places to live.” 

This year, there were 30 applications to receive $230,000. The total includes a $10,000 sponsorship with the Kitchener-Waterloo Community Foundation.

“The incredible success of the LoveMyHood Matching Grant shows that even with all the challenges we’ve collectively experienced this year, our sense of togetherness and community is still the hallmark of who we are as a City,” said Kitchener Mayor Berry Vrbanovic in a release. “Kitchener residents have the creativity and the vision to make great things happen in our neighbourhoods and the City of Kitchener is proud to play a supporting role in helping to bring their ideas to life.”

The recipients of this year's grant include:

  • Name Our Neighbourhood Concert in the Park - $1,270
  • Rosemount Neighbourhood Pocket Pollinator Gardens - $3,940
  • River Ridge Little Library - $590
  • Tecumseh Gardens - $30,000
  • Tunes in Tremaine Park - $2,000
  • From Behind the Mask: A Community Quilt of COVID-19 Stories - $8,152
  • Family and Neighbour Social Group - $5,250
  • Trinity Village Berm Revitalization Project - $9,860
  • Together ApART: Community Art Project of Doon Pioneer Park - $$1,000
  • Doon Pioneer Park Community Garden Enhancements - $2,520
  • Creating Welcoming Spaces in Wildflowers - $7,500
  • Williamsburg Children's Little Library - $800
  • Ward 6 Community Space - $10,000
  • North Six Pop Up Market - $2,650
  • Dinison Place Gardens Social Patio - $4,300
  • Country Hills Community Gardens - $23,538
  • Crossing Paths: The Heart of Community Gathering Space - $30,000
  • Little Free Diverse Libraries - $5,500
  • How Slow Can You Go! - $2,300
  • Aramba Social Nights - $3,000
  • Third Annual Street Hockey Game on Louisa Street - $1,200
  • YW Emergency Shelter Garden - $4,630


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