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Thank you to all the applicants who submitted a 2023 Community Connection and/or Community Change grant application.

Watch for the next round of applications to open in March 2024.

Community Connection Grants

$80,000 was divided among 174 Community Connection grant recipients to support block parties and small neighbourhood gatherings, empowering residents to build new relationships and connections in their own backyards. 

Hosting a block party? Check out the block party information and resources page.

For a breakdown of past Community Connection Grants, check out the Open Data portal. 

Community Change Grants

Family and Community Services awarded $15,000 to support 12 projects that create meaningful social change and a safe, supported and connected community.

Successful projects included the creation of a Parent to Parent Peer Support Network, a Living Christmas Tree project, decorated by children and given to seniors in lodges, and a Junior Volunteer Program to encourage youth volunteerism.

Common questions:  FAQ Community Change Grant 2023 (172.6 KB)


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. Community Connection and Community Change grants are administers as part of the Social Framework Community Grants Policy



Contact us

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: Friday, July 14, 2023
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