Community Change Grants now open for applications

September 9, 2020

Community Change Grants now open for applications

Strathcona County Family and Community Services (FCS) is providing project-based funding of up to $2,000 to help residents better their communities.

Strathcona County Family and Community Services (FCS) is providing project-based funding of up to $2,000 to help residents better their communities.

Community Change projects encourage safe, supportive connections within our communities. These collaborative projects can create lasting, positive changes for those experiencing loneliness, stress and isolation during COVID-19. As we move through the stages of the pandemic, community engagement and innovation are more important than ever. Applications are being accepted now through October 16, 2020.

In 2019, Change Grants supported 12 new projects in Strathcona County. These projects included mental health training for community youth leaders, building beds for children in need, creating community art and facilitating land-based experiences based on local indigenous teaching practices. Other Change Grant ideas include building and maintaining a community pantry or library, sewing non-medical masks for vulnerable residents, creating a skills swap, or enhancing a neighbourhood’s safety or character.

Residents have demonstrated the willingness and creativity to inspire community change. Individual citizens, and formal or informal groups who wish to collaborate on a creative project are eligible to apply for the grant. All application ideas must follow AHS guidelines.

To apply for a grant or for more information, visit strathcona.ca/grants.

 

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 hydrocarbon processing 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