Community Seed Grants

Community Small Grants

"I attended a block party shortly after I moved here (to Strathcona County). Right away I felt like I was home, like I belonged." 

- Dora, Strathcona County resident.

The Social Framework Community Seed Grants enable groups to undertake projects that create positive, community-wide results for systemic change.

Boost your community connections in two ways:


Thank you for submitting your Community Connection Grant Applications. The competition is now closed. 

This year, 121 grants under $500 were awarded to help facilitate the cost of hosting an event such as a block party, games night or community kitchen.


Thank you for submitting your Community Change Grant Applications. The competition is now closed.

Residents often know just what is needed to enhance the quality of life in their neighbourhoods. With this in mind, Community Change Grants support resident-led innovative, non-traditional ideas that focus on emerging opportunities in the community.

In its pilot year, $15,000 in grant dollars was recently distributed to support 12 new projects in Strathcona County. While working together with others, these grants will provide the opportunity for residents to build relationships, gain a greater sense of neighbourhood pride, and provide resources to address unique interests and needs.

Examples of Community Change grant projects include:

  • mental health training for community youth leaders,
  • a garden exchange box,
  • a wall mural to revitalize a neighbourhood,
  • land-based experiences based on local indigenous teaching practices,
  • free little libraries,
  • a cemetery tour,
  • family nights,
  • reducing stigma for boys and dance,
  • building beds for kids and
  • a community connection soccer group.

Get creative and make Strathcona County an even better place to live!

2019 Community Seed Grants FAQ

Want to discuss your great idea with us. We can help!
For application information:

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

Last updated: Tuesday, August 20, 2019
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