Grants

Financial Support to the Community

Our aim is to provide assistance to smaller organizations in the local community who may not have access to professional fundraising resources.

Grants are awarded from funds accumulated through fundraising projects such as special events and from the Club’s endowment and investment income. Applications are reviewed twice each year and must be received no later than 3 pm on the deadline dates of March 15th and September 15th.

For a copy of the application form click here.

GRANTS WERE GIVEN TO THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS IN 2017:

The Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa for their Pantry Program for Homeless Youth.
The Youth Services Bureau (YSB) of Ottawa is a community organization that assists and empowers youth within the city of Ottawa in the areas of housing and homelessness, employment, mental health and youth justice. The YSB has a Pantry Program in which they purchase and offer food to hungry and homeless youth.

Testimonial: We’d like to thank you for your contribution…for our Pantry Program at our downtown Drop-In Centre.  Your support of this program allows YSB to purchase and offer food to hungry, homeless youth while being able to provide them with a comprehensive range of services that meet their short and long term needs.

St. Brigid’s Summer Camp for a new dishwasher for their camp kitchen.
St. Brigid’s Summer Camp, located on Lake Manitou, near Low, Quebec is a waterfront based camp with traditional camping activities including swimming, canoeing, hiking, games, arts and crafts and campfires. It is open to all children ages 8 to 14 and, in lieu of fees, asks parents to donate as much of the cost of sending their child as they can afford.

Testimonial: On behalf of all the children who attend and the volunteers and staff of St Brigid’s Summer Camp may I express our gratitude for the generous grant towards the cost of a new dishwasher.  Not only will the health and safety of everyone be ensured, the kitchen helpers will have more time to spend with the kids!

The Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre for their Homework Club.
The Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre offers The Homework Club and After School Program at the Carson Community House. This program provides homework assistance, after-school snacks, computer use, skill development workshops and activities from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. three times a week for children ages 6 to 12. Since January 2017, they have also offered a Homework Club to Syrian children, ages 6 to 18, in the Donald Towers on Donald Street.

St. Luke’s Table for their Breakfast Program.
St. Luke’s Table, located in Ottawa’s Chinatown, provides a drop-in centre for individuals living in poverty and at risk of homelessness to receive a hot lunch. They have expanded their program to provide a healthy breakfast as well.

Testimonial: St Luke’s Table would like to thank the May Court Club of Ottawa for your generous grant towards our breakfast program in Spring 2017.  Your contribution will help us provide over 6,000 nutritious breakfasts this year.  Our participants do not have the means to provide for themselves so having a quality breakfast is an important way to start the day.

The Miriam Centre for their “Helping Pregnant Mothers in Need” program.
The Miriam Centre provides emotional support and practical help to pregnant women in difficulty and their families; including low income families, single mothers and new immigrants to Canada. The Centre gives these women essential items that they cannot afford for their children, as well as peer counselling and contact information for other resources in the community.

Testimonial: Miriam Centre received a grant from May Court Club in November 2017 to help with our project of practical help for pregnant mothers in need and their families.  Our project is to purchase items that are seldom donated so that these families have the necessary items they need.  Thank you for helping us help those in need.

Christie Lake Kids for their “Multisport Programs” within two of the main Syrian refugee settlement areas in Ottawa.
Christie Lake Kids provides free summer camping experience as well as after-school and weekend programs to children and youth from low-income families in the Ottawa community. In the summer of 2017, they provided two weekend Canadian Wilderness Camp Programs for Syrian families and in January 2018 started Multi-sport programs within the Syrian refugee settlements areas of Carson Grove and Strathcona Heights.

Testimonial: Thank you so much…for your continued support to Christie Lake Kids.  Your annual grants continue to provide enhanced quality programs for children and youth from Ottawa area that live in poverty.

The Community Laundry Co-operative for their website update.
The community Laundry Co-op is a charitable co-operative which provides safe and affordable laundry facilities for low-income people in Ottawa. In addition, the Co-op provides its members with support, improved quality of life and the opportunity to experience inclusion and integration in the Ottawa community.

Testimonial: Thank-you once again for your continued support of the Laundry Co-op.  Your contribution is a significant help to us in supporting our members