Apply today for funding to support community connections

April 5, 2022

Apply today for funding to support community connections

Strathcona County residents are invited to apply for two types of Social Framework Community Grants to support local connections or projects that foster positive changes in the community. Applications are open until April 30, 2022.

A safe, supported and connected community is the foundation of the Strathcona County Social Framework. Strathcona County’s grant funding supports residents and groups who are interested in community safety and well-being, have a passion for leading community building gatherings and projects, and who want to make a difference in their community.   

Community Connection micro-grants of up to $425 are available for residents to support neighbourhood events or activities that promote social connection, inclusion and well-being in Strathcona County. Last year, 92 applications were approved to strengthen community connections. Past examples include street concerts, scavenger hunts and neighbourhood barbecues. Social connections can start in your own backyard! 

Community Change grants of up to $2,000 are available to residents, community groups and non-profit organizations for projects that create positive social change in Strathcona County. Identify what matters most to you and find creative, collaborative solutions. In 2021, 17 new projects were implemented in Strathcona County. Projects included Block Emergency Preparedness kits, a community garden that provided a gathering space and food security, and campaigns to reward positive behaviour and safe practices at crosswalks and bike paths. 

Applications are open April 1 – 30, 2022. Grants will be allocated according to grant guidelines, while balancing rural/urban and neighbourhood distribution, and applications that contribute to a safe, supported and connected community. Apply today and make a positive impact in your community.  

For more information and to apply, visit strathcona.ca/CommunityGrants or call 780-464-4044 to discuss funding ideas with Family and Community Services staff. 

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Contact: Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595