Social Framework Community Grants

The Social Framework Community Grants program provides financial support to not-for-profit, social service groups, and organizations that are meeting the social service needs of our residents and demonstrate the use of collaboration and principles of the Social Framework. Grants are provided in two categories: Core Social Funding and Collaboration Funding. 

Administered by: Family and Community Services

2020 Social Framework Community Grants Open

The fall of 2019 launches the Social Framework Community Grants. Th Social Framework Community Grants aligns the policy of the FCS social grants with the outcomes of the Social Framework. It also encourages opportunities for community agencies and groups support the Strathcona County Social Framework Outcomes, and to think and work together in new ways. 

Online applications for the Core Social Funding and Collaboration Funding open September 24, 2019. 

The application submission deadline is NOON on November 4, 2019.   

Purposes of Core Social Funding and Collaboration Funding Grants

Core Social Funding

To assist non-profit organizations to provide promotion, prevention and early intervention supports that address Strathcona County social needs and in contributing to the Social Framework outcomes.

Collaboration Funding

To assist collaborations of non-profits, as well as collaborations of non-profits and community groups, to undertake community-wide projects in support of the Social Framework. These projects align with the shared priorities of participating groups while supporting innovative cross-sectoral responses (e.g. engaging collaborators from education, health, social services, business, and / or faith sectors).

Organizations are eligible to apply in both funding categories for grant consideration.

Application Forms and Resources

Core Social Funding and Collaboration Funding (to be available online soon) have separate grant application forms:

Organizations interested in applying for Core Social Funding and / or Collaboration Funding will also find the following documents to be important and helpful resources:

Information Session: Core Social Grant and Collaboration Grant

To assist organizations in their applications for Core Social Funding and Collaboration Funding, an information session will be held on October 16, 2019. Organizations can choose to attend the session from 2:00 – 3:00 pm, or drop in informally to have questions answered from 3:00 – 4:00 pm.  Sessions will be held in the Alberta Room of Family and Community Services, located on the second floor of the Community Centre at 501 Festival Avenue in Sherwood Park.

If you have any further questions on these two FCS Social Framework Grants - Core Social Funding or Collaboration Funding – please contact FCS at:

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, September 26, 2019
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