Neighbours making community connections

May 24, 2018

Neighbours making community connections

$50,000 distributed to 103 community-building projects 

More than 100 neighbourhoods in Strathcona County will enjoy community building activities this year, thanks to the County’s Community Small Grants.  

Now in its third year, the program supports strengthening community connections and relationships.  In 2017, the program funded 58 projects. This year, Strathcona County distributed $50,000 to 103 community initiatives.

The Family and Community Services Advisory Committee reviewed applications based on set criteria and eligibility, with a focus on fostering community relationships. Successful applicants will be hosting community events including block parties, pancake breakfasts, multicultural potlucks, social gatherings during community garden harvests, condominium gatherings and a neighbourhood discussion to talk about recent property thefts and explore ways to protect property while building community safety. All projects will take place in 2018.

Applications for 2019 community small grants will be available next spring. More information.

There are many no- or low-cost opportunities for citizens of Strathcona County to nurture and maintain connections with neighbours year-round as part of creating a supported, safe and connected community.
Information on connecting in your neighbourhood  or call 780-464-4044.

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of over 98,000 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