Community Connection and Community Change Grants

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COVID-19 Community Connection Grant

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for social connection is greater than ever and it requires creativity and innovation to occur within Alberta Health Services guidelines.

Micro grants of up to $200 are intended to increase social connection and a sense of support between neighbours in Strathcona County.  

Apply between May 25 - August 31, 2020.  

Applications for grant funding are available on a first come, first served basis while balancing rural/urban and neighbourhood distribution of support.   

Stay connected while keeping your physical distance.  All approved grant activities will abide by Alberta Health Services and Strathcona County restrictions and guidelines.

Get creative! Suggestions include, but are not limited to:

  • Deliver potted flowers to neighbours who are in need or have minimal social connections.
  • Engage neighbourhood children to create caring and hopeful chalk message.
  • Provide plants or trees and offer to maintain and beautify a neighbour's yard.
  • Offer an arts and crafts or "paint night" workshop online and use the grant to help offset supply costs. 
  • Set up a virtual games night in your neighbourhood with prizes for the winners.

COVID-19 Community Connection grants now include block parties and gatherings that meet current COVID-19 guidelines. Be sure to complete your block party permit

Showcase the great things happening in your neighbourhood. Post a photo or story of the kindness on #SCsocialaction or email your activity to

COVID-19 Community Connection grant application (269.7 KB)

Refer to the  Frequently Asked Questions (213.6 KB) for additional information.

How to apply:

Email your application to 

or by mail to:

Strathcona County Family and Community Services,
2001 Sherwood Drive, Sherwood Park,
AB  T8A 3W7

Community Change Grants POSTPONED

In light of the impact of COVID-19, the Community Change grants are postponed until further notice. 

For County information related to COVID-19, please check often as information may change frequently following Alberta Health direction. 


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: Wednesday, June 17, 2020
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