Community Connection and Community Change Grants

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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 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: Thursday, November 26, 2020
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