Halton Region invests more than $2.3 million in community programs that enhance residents’ quality of life

Halton Region invests more than $2.3 million in community programs that enhance residents’ quality of life

Release Date: Apr 19, 2018

On April 18, 2018, Regional Council approved more than $2.3 million in funding for community programs through the Halton Region Community Investment Fund (HRCIF). The HRCIF provides funding to non-profit social service and community health initiatives that support the health, safety and well-being of Halton residents. Funding is provided in one, two or three year grants, supporting programs that address mental health, prevent homelessness, support older adults, children and youth, and enhance food security.

“By supporting our non-profit partners to improve access to services, Halton Region is able to have a direct and tangible impact on our residents’ quality of life,” said Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr. “A key priority of the Halton Region Strategic Action Plan, 2015-2018, is to increase the investment in the HRCIF, and Council is achieving this by increasing the funding from $702,691 in 2012 to more than $2.3 million today.”

Since 2012, the number of projects funded has more than doubled, from 25 to 55 currently. The following programs will receive funding from the HRCIF in 2018:

In addition to new funding, 30 programs will receive funding as part of their second or third installment of multi-year grants awarded in 2016 and 2017. In total, the HRCIF will be supporting 55 programs with over $2.3 million of funding in 2018.

Halton Region recently released its first-ever HRCIF Impact Report that profiles four funded projects from 2017 and also demonstrates HRCIF’s impact in the community.
To learn more about the Halton Region Community Investment Fund, visit halton.ca/investmentfund or call 311.

The Regional Municipality of Halton serves more than 550,000 residents in the City of Burlington, the Town of Halton Hills, the Town of Milton, and the Town of Oakville. Halton Region is committed to meeting the needs of its residents through the delivery of cost-effective, quality programs and services, including water and wastewater; Regional roads and planning; paramedic services; waste management; public health; social assistance; children’s and seniors’ services; housing services; heritage programs; emergency management and economic development. For more information, call 311 or visit Halton Region’s website at halton.ca.

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Media Contact:
Geetanjali Sheokand
Communications Specialist
Halton Region
905-825-6000, ext. 3304
1-866-442-5866
geetanjali.sheokand@halton.ca