Funding available to residents hosting community events

June 16, 2016

Funding available to residents hosting community events

Residents hosting neighbourhood gatherings/projects, that promote social activity and strengthen community connections, may be eligible for grant funding ranging from $500 - $1,500.

Strathcona County’s new Community Small Grants program supports residents that have small, but powerful, ideas to bring people together to make their neighbourhood vibrant. 

Examples of possible events may include:

  • Neighbourhood celebrations, festivals, soccer/baseball games
  • Collective kitchen, serenity place, social enterprise for youth
  • Cultural potluck, holiday tradition sharing
  • Neighbourhood displays, neighbourhood field trip, tree planting

Residents are encouraged to call Family and Community Services to discuss ideas at 780-464-4044. Applications for grant funding must adhere to the guidelines identified and meet one of the following four goals: connect and engage residents, share residents’ skill and knowledge, respect and celebrate diversity, build sense of ownership and pride and increase opportunities for participation.

The application form is available online or by calling 780-464-4044.

As noted in ads appearing in the Sherwood Park News throughout the month of June, the first wave of application deadline is June 30, 2016 (funding decisions made by end of July). The second wave of application deadline is September 30, 2016 (funding decisions made by end of October).

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of almost 96,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.


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Contact: Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595