City of Medicine Hat Parks and Recreation
08/31/19 - Applications must be received at least 30 days prior to the event.
Grants of up to $3,000 to Medicine Hat, Alberta individuals, and nonprofit groups, organizations, and agencies for one-time assistance to fund the attendance or hosting of special recreational, sports, or leisure events and competitions. Events may be either provincial, regional, national, or international. Priority consideration will be given to the duration and location of the event, the number of people involved, and to applications that have demonstrated to ability achieve a major contribution to the community in terms of resident involvement and/or tourism generation, economic benefit, positive recognition and/or the benefits of living in Medicine Hat.
The City recognizes the valuable contribution made to the community by those groups, organizations, and individuals who attain provincial, western Canadian, national, and international recognition. The City of Medicine Hat also recognizes the value of special events and the contribution they make to the spirit and vitality of the community.
Special Events and Competition Assistance Grants are intended to recognize and acknowledge the efforts necessary to attaining excellence, as well as:
-Encourage positive use of leisure time for the betterment of the community
-Promote Medicine Hat as a vibrant, healthy community
-Provide assistance to groups, organizations and individuals who attend Provincial, Western Canadian, National and International competitions or events
-Encourage participation and emphasize spirit of community by all residents of Medicine Hat
-Promote recreation, leisure and sport opportunities vital to well being and quality of life
-Provide assistance and/or encouragement to groups/organizations to host local special events in Medicine Hat of a recreational, leisure or sports nature
Applicants are encouraged to develop a diverse funding/income base and seek self-sufficiency as evidence of a sustainable activity. Any financial support provided must be applied directly to activities specific to the event (i.e., travel, accommodations, meals, advertising, facility rental, etc.).
GrantWatch ID#: 165813
Funding levels vary depending on the number of grants received in a period.
Funding limits for competitions/events:
- Individual: Attending - up to $500 / Hosting - n/a
- Two or More Participants: Attending - up to $1,000 / Hosting - up to $2,000
National, International, Western Canada:
- Individual: Attending - up to $1,000 / Hosting - n/a
- Two or More Participants: Attending - up to $2,000 / Hosting - up to $3,000
Grants are awarded on a year-by-year basis and are not to be seen as an automatic ongoing source of funding. Grants are intended as a one-time assistance program to individuals and organizations.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Completed grant and support materials can be delivered to:
Special Events & Competition Assistance Grant Committee
c/o Parks and Recreation
City of Medicine Hat
88 Kipling Street SE
or emailed to: