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. Successful recipients will demonstrate the use of collaboration and principles of the Strathcona County Social Framework.  Grants are provided in two categories: Core Funding and Collaboration Funding. 

Administered by: Family and Community Services 

2022 Social Framework Community Grants cycle now open

Online applications for Core Funding and Collaboration Funding are now open!

The application submission deadline is 12 noon on October 15, 2021


Core Grants (1 - 3 years of funding).

To support the social not-for-profit sector by providing prevention and early intervention supports for social needs while contributing to the outcomes of the Strathcona County Social Framework. Core grants support a project, program, or operations of the organization.

Collaboration Grants (2 - 3 years of funding).

To support collaborations of social non-profits and community groups to undertake community-wide projects in support of the outcomes in the Strathcona County Social Framework. These projects will align with the shared priorities of participating groups while supporting innovative cross-sectoral responses.  Collaboration grants support initiatives that are project or program focused. 

Organizations may only hold one core grant and be the fiscal agent for one collaboration grant at a time. 

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Application forms and resources

Core Funding and Collaboration Funding have separate grant application forms:

Core Funding Application 

Collaboration Funding Application

Organizations interested in applying for Core Funding and/or Collaboration Funding are encouraged to review these resources before applying.

The Social Framework Community Grants Policy

The Social Framework Community Grant Guidelines (249.1 KB)

2022 Social Framework Grants FAQ (169.4 KB)

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Information session:

To assist organizations in their applications for Core Funding and Collaboration Funding, an information session will be held on Thursday, September 23, 2021 from 2 - 3 p.m.

Email by Wednesday, September 22, 2021 to register for the online session. You will receive a Zoom meeting link to participate.

If you have further questions on the Social Framework Community Grants, please contact the FCS Grants Team. 

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Past grant recipients

On February 2, 2021 $1,094,660 in grant allocations were approved by Council, to support programs and resources in Strathcona County.

2021 Social Framework Community Grant Recipients (132.3 KB)

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: Wednesday, September 08, 2021
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