Grants and funding

Strathcona County offers a broad range of grants and funding opportunities each year. The information provided below is intended to connect individuals and non-profit organizations to these grants, and conference or event organizers to municipal sponsorship. To learn more about a specific grant or municipal sponsorship click on the links below, or contact the County department responsible for administering the grant or funding opportunity.

Arts, culture and heritage

Five grant and funding categories are offered through the Arts, Culture and Heritage Community Investment Program. They are:

  • Arts Development / Program / Project
  • Capital Equipment
  • Individual Artist Development
  • Organizational Development
  • Special Event or Festival Grant

Grant guidelines and application forms for these categories are administered by Recreation, Parks and Culture.

Business financing

Listing of federal, provincial and not-for-profit funding programs.

These programs are not administered by Strathcona County. These third-party links are provided for information only.

Council Priority Funds

Application Form (49.0 KB)

Council Priority Funds are intended to provide support one-time community initiative or event that benefits Strathcona County and its residents. 

Administered by: Council

Community development

COVID-19 emergency social services funding

Effective April 21, 2020, the Government of Alberta will be temporarily suspending applications for the $30 million in emergency social services funding to charities, non-for-profits and civil society organizations to support their COVID-19 response. Government has received over 600 applications. Current applications are being reviewed, and approvals for urgent requests will occur before reopening intake of applications.   

Administered by: Family and Community Services

Community Connection and Community Change Grants

The Community Connection and Community Change Grants program provides grant funding for creative, innovative, non-tradition ideas and opportunities that inspire citizens to be more active, involved and civically engaged. 

Administered by: Family and Community Services

Social Framework Community Grants

The Social Framework Community Grants provide financial support to not-for-profit, social service groups and organizations that are meeting the social service needs of our residents and demonstrate the use of collaboration and principles of the Social Framework.

Administered by: Family and Community Services

Large scale events

The Community Large Scale Event Investment Program is available for local Not-for-Profit organizations hosting large scale, sustainable festivals or events that enhance the quality of life of residents and supports new or existing events that attract visitors.

Administered by:  Recreation, Parks and Culture

Sports and recreation

Community Recreation Event and Sport Tourism (CREST) Investment Program

Application (175.1 KB)

The Community Recreational Event and Sport Tourism (CREST) Investment Program assists groups in hosting sporting events at the provincial through to international event level.

Administered by: Recreation, Parks and Culture

Safely returning to sport and play - Jumpstart Sport Relief Fund

The Jumpstart Sport Relief Fund has been created in response to COVID-19 to help sport and recreation organizations continue to deliver programming in 2020 and beyond. This fund will provide two streams of needs-based support to eligible organizations - programming support and operational support.

To be eligible for a Jumpstart Sport Relief Fund Grant, applicants must be qualified donees as defined by the Canada Revenue Agency. Additional eligibility requirements are available on Jumpstart's web page.

Applications will be accepted from September 12th to October 4th, 2020. Grant applicants will be informed of the final decisions the week of October 11th, 2020.

Administered by: Jumpstart 

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Last updated: Monday, September 14, 2020
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