Grants now available to support resident connections

April 3, 2019

Grants now available to support resident connections

Strathcona County residents are invited to apply for two types of Social Framework Community Seed Grants to support local events or projects that create positive community results.

The Community Connection Seed Grant (up to $500 per applicant) is event-focused, and can be used to supplement the cost of a block party or neighbourhood gathering, such as a games night or a community kitchen gathering. The application deadline is April 23, 2019.

The Community Change Seed Grant (up to $2,000 per applicant) can be used to support a creative initiative, project or idea that brings people together for positive social change. Examples include building little libraries, intergenerational story-telling or social enterprise for youth. The application deadline is June 28, 2019.

Strathcona County’s Community Seed Grants program contributes to the Social Framework’s outcome of connectedness and inclusion. The grants support County citizens with small, but powerful, ideas to bring people together and make their neighbourhood vibrant.

Neighbourhood gatherings and projects are accessible and welcoming to all, and are either free or low cost. Successful grant recipients will host their events by December 31, 2019.

Residents are invited to discuss funding ideas with Family and Community Services staff by calling 780-464-4044. For more information and application forms, please visit

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. Strathcona County is a leader in environmental conservation, and 55 per cent of its land is within the UNESCO Beaver Hills Biosphere. 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