A community fund in Gravenhurst is helping make a difference in the town.

The recipients of the Terence Haight Grant have been selected for 2018.

Grant committee members picked community-oriented organizations planning local events or needing upgrades in their facilities. Terence Haight left the fund to the town to help provide a leg-up and not a hand out to local organizations making a difference in Gravenhurst.

Here is a list of all recipients and amounts:

  • Ryde Community Co-op, $670 to help with water pump replacement and automatic water shutoff switch
  • Sawdust City Music Festival, $3,000 for Kids Zone during the 2018 run of the event in Gravenhurst
  • Muskoka Pride, $1,250 for annual Gravenhurst conference
  • West Muskoka Ringette Association, $2,500 for ice time rental at Gravenhurst Centennial Arena
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Muskoka, $1,500 for community consultation project in Gravenhurst
  • Gravenhurst Supper Club, $2,500 for new equipment including fridge and freezer
  • Gravenhurst Curling Club, $3,000 for exterior painting on the facility
  • Severn River Rowing Club, $4,580 for equipment for Learn to Row Program at Gull Lake
  • Muskoka Steamships & Historical Society, $1,000 for The Water Gallery Project opening at the Discovery Centre in July