Community Connection and Community Change Grants
Grants are now closed
Community Change and Community Connection grants have now closed.
Community Connection Grants
Thank you to all who applied for the 2020 COVID-19 Community Connection Grants.
The application process for 2020 has closed.
Community Connection grants have been available since 2016. Aligning with the Social Framework outcome of Connectedness and Inclusion, the grants are designed to encourage residents to engage in local activities that promote social opportunities and community connections.
The majority of Community Connection Grant funding between 2016 and 2019 was to support neighbourhood gatherings.
2020 100 grants awarded Not Yet Available*
2019 121 grants awarded 10,190 estimated participants
2018 104 grants awarded 6,066 estimated participants
2017 57 grants awarded 7,599 estimated participants
2016 30 grants awarded 3,024 estimated participants
* Estimates available once reporting is completed.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for social connection is greater than ever and requires creativity and innovation to occur within Alberta Health Services restrictions and guidelines.
Check out some of the great things Strathcona County residents are doing to stay connected and support each other during the pandemic. SCSocialAction
Given the changing restrictions around gatherings, please contact the FCS grants team at 780-464-8455 to explore an extension if you currently hold an unspent COVID-19 Community Connection Grant.
Community Change Grants
Community Change grant funding supports innovative, creative projects and ideas that bring people together for positive community change.
Thank you to all who applied for a 2020 Community Change Grant.
The application process for 2020 funding has now closed. Applications are currently being reviewed.
Watch this page for examples of innovative projects that are happening in Strathcona County, supported through a Community Change.
For County information related to COVID-19, please check strathcona.ca/covid19 often as information may change frequently following Alberta Health direction.