Community Connection and Community Change Grants

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2021 grant applications

Community Connection grants and Community Change grants 2021 are now closed. Applications for 2022 will be open next spring. 

Last modified: Dec. 6, 2021, 2:58 p.m.

Community Connection Grants

During the pandemic, the need for social connection is greater than ever. Community Connection grants encourage residents to engage in local activities that promote resilience, well-being and community connections in a way that meets Alberta Health Services COVID-19 health and safety guidelines.

Micro-grants up to $350 are available for residents to supplement a diverse range of neighbourhood and community-focused gatherings, events or activities. 

Some examples include:
  • A music concert, enjoyed from the end of each driveway
  • Supporting floral and tree planting
  • An Art Walk creation with your neighbours
  • Virtual game night

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Community Change Grants

Get creative with positive change to make Strathcona County an even better place to live! Aligning with the Social Framework, these grants are designed to support a project that promotes social connection, inclusion, and wellbeing of residents in your community.

Community groups, non-profits, and residents are encouraged to apply for grants of up to $2,000 for projects that create positive social change. All projects must adhere to COVID-19 and Alberta Health Services guidelines at the time of the project.

Some examples include:
For more information:

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Community connection grant map

The interactive map below, shows the number of Connection grants distributed by in each Strathcona County community from 2016 - 2020. Hover your cursor over a community to see the number of grants per year. If your community shows no grants received to date, consider applying for a 2021 Community Connection Grant in the spring to support innovative ideas that promote community connection.

If you have any questions about this map or Community Connection grants, please contact Family and Community Services.

The location of the grant is linked to the location of the event or applicant
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More information

Resident knowledge and passion are the foundation of positive community change. Strathcona County residents continue to make this a community that is supported, safe and connected.

Check out these Social Action stories to see some of the ways Strathcona County residents are making a difference in our community to stay connected and support each other during the pandemic.

Family and Community Services
Second floor, East Wing Community Centre
401 Festival Lane
Sherwood Park, AB T8A 5P7
Phone: 780-464-4044
Fax: 780-449-1220

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Last updated: Monday, December 06, 2021
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