The fund was established by council in 2000 as a grant program which uses matching funding to promote community development projects within the municipality.

Nine groups were approved under the community projects section while 17 were approved under the festivals and events section. The selected projects have gross costs of more than $550,000.

Since its inception in 2000, the CPF program has leveraged $3,392,911 in municipal investment into $14,445,425 worth of community development projects and has encouraged widespread civic engagement and community improvement.

Chatham-Kent Corporate Initiatives Manager Amy Wilcox said the value of the fund is that it gives grassroots community groups a helping hand.

"It's gratifying to be able to help these groups promote projects and events in their areas," she said. "We're a stronger community because of the efforts of these volunteers."

No.Name of OrganizationProject NameProject BudgetRecommended Grant Amount
1.Merlin Parks & RecreationMerlin Community Hall Upgrades for Exterior Doors and Exterior Lighting$11,848.43$5,924.21
2.Tilbury and District Horticultural SocietyNorthside Park Renovations - Phase 3$10,000.00$5,000.00
3.Wheatley Area Minor SoccerWheatley Soccer Field Upgrade and Storage Unit$6,117.50$3,058.75
4.Wheatley BIACommunity Information and Beautification$5,455.73$2,727.86
5.Kinsmen Club of WallaceburgKinsmen Community and Recreation Centre-Gym Addition$109,100$10,000.00
6.Sydenham Community Curling Club Inc.Insulation Retrofit Project$25,067.86$10,000.00
7.Loads of LoveReferral Showroom Addition$104,450.00$10,000.00
8.Veterans' Tribute Garden AssociationVeterans' Tribute Garden - Phase 5B$21,183.44$10,000.00
9.Lower Thames Valley Conservation AuthorityTomorrow's Greener Schools Today$24,880.00$10,000.00


No.Name of OrganizationProject NameProject BudgetRecommended Grant Amount
1.Royal Canadian Legion Branch 465Merlin Family Fun Day$7,500.00$2,000.00
2.Wheatley Business Improvement AssociationWheatley Uptown Festival$8,334.10$4,167.05
3.Wheatley District Optimist Club Annual Wheatley Fish Festival$30,100.00$5,000.00
4.Wheatley Two Creeks AssociationTwo Creeks Summer Concerts$20,460.00$5,000.00
5.Blenheim Classics Auto showBlenheim Auto Show $7,000.00$3,500.00
6.Glad Tidings Community ChurchCanada Day in the Park$20,000.00$4,500.00
7.The Mary Webb CentreStreet Festival and Studio Tour$5,550.00$2,700.00
8.Chatham-Kent 4H AssociationChatham-Kent 4H International Plowing Match$4,844.00$1,100.00
9.Dresden Sidestreets Youth CentreSidestreets 14th Annual Community Dance$1,500.00$750.00
10.Selkirk History FaireSelkirk History Faire$13,681.50$4,560.50
11.Wallaceburg and District Council for the ArtsMusic In The  'Burg 2018$10,000.00$5,000.00
12.Wallaceburg Business Improvement AssociationCelebrate Wallaceburg$12,000.00$5,000.00
13.Chatham Granite ClubKeeping Our Community Healthy, Active and Connected$5,320.00$2,660.00
14.Chatham-Kent Gay Pride AssociationCK Pride Family Festival$9,961.39$4,980.70
15.Historic Downtown Chatham-BIARetrofest$33,000.00$5,000.00
16.Chatham-Kent Block Parent Program40th Anniversary Year of Celebration$10,000.00$5,000.00
17.Positivity Day in CK12 Days of Positivity$35,000.00$5,000.00





For more information contact:

Amy Wilcox

Manager, Corporate Initiatives

Phone: 519-360-1998


Media Contact:

Jim Blake

Communications Officer

Municipality of Chatham-Kent

519-360-1998 x 3624