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

Six 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

On March 17, 2020, the Government of Alberta announced COVID-19 emergency social services funding to charities, non-profits and civil society organizations through the Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) program to support their COVID-19 response. For services to be eligible, they must address the social well-being of those most affected by COVID-19 and/or measures to limit the spread of the virus. Those impacted may include seniors, individuals with chronic medical conditions, caregivers, families with children at home and individuals with limited access to supports. Organizations to receive funding will support a range of services needed from at-home help for seniors, crisis and helplines, food security issues, emotional and mental health counselling or any other identified community issues.

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

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Last updated: Monday, April 06, 2020
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