Funding update in the age of COVID

With the support of local donors, local businesses, corporate businesses and our Federal and Provincial Government funding partners the United Way of Lunenburg County has been able to help those most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Funding                                       $299,146
Invested in 54 programs.
Click here to see a list of the 54 programs supported by the United Way of Lunenburg County.

RootED School Food Project $60,000 invested over 5 years.
Learn more about this important local food security program.

2019 – 2020 funding                                  $122,409
Invested in 21 local programs.
This is what United Way funding looked like pre-COVID
Click here to see last years funded programs

2020 – 2021 Funding                                  $56,291
Invested in 7 local programs.
This is currently what has been funded during the COVID pandemic.
Click here to see this years funded programs.

As things begin to open, the United Way will be there to help fund additional local programs.

Programs operated by the United Way of Lunenburg County
The United Way operates 10 local programs. They programs have a value of approx. $150,000 yet are operated on less than $1,500 per year.
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Click here for program details

This year due to the COVID-19 pandemic we had to cancel or postpone several programs.

Programs currently operating
– Technology program – few smart phones (must be recommended by a social workers)
– Used hockey equipment collection – still collecting hockey and soccer equipment
– Mental Health Recreation Passes – Free access to the LCLC, YMCA and HB Studios Fieldhouse for people living on very low income that have issues related to mental health.
– Bridgewater Transit Bus Passes – Free to low income residents. Passes are distributed by established community partners.

Programs that were cancelled
– Bikes for Kids
– Coats for Kids

Programs that are on hold waiting for restrictions to be lifted
– Free swim/skate passes to the LCLC
– Free Skates to Borrow at the LCLC
– Plow, Rake, Mow, Stack it Forward volunteer program to help seniors

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