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Recreation Program and Event Grant

Grants to Yellowhead County, Alberta Nonprofits
for Cultural, Recreational, and Fitness Programs

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Grants of up to $2,000 to Yellowhead County, Alberta nonprofit organizations to offer fitness, sports, cultural, and other recreational opportunities to local residents. Applicants must contact program staff prior to applying. Funding is available for programs and events in the areas of arts and culture, sports and recreation, and healthy living.

Funding Criteria:
1. There must be a clearly defined need for financial support.
2. The applicant should be able to demonstrate self-help for the project.

The program or event is to benefit Yellowhead County residents. These benefits may include, but are not limited to:
a. Increased fitness
b. Community leadership development
c. Community building
d. Healthy lifestyle activities for children and youth.

The Recreation Program/Event Grant is intended to support project-based initiatives in the areas of:
1. Recreation and Sport for children, youth, adults, and seniors
2. Arts and Culture
3. Healthy Living

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 175172

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant funding will not exceed $2,000 per application unless the applicant can demonstrate a special need.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Registered nonprofit groups will be eligible to apply.

The application(s) must be accompanied by:
a) Particulars of the current executive and/or board of directors of the organization,
b) Evidence that the organization is in good standing under a nonprofit societies act,
c) Proof of liability insurance coverage.

Community groups that are not registered may have a registered not-for-profit organization apply on their behalf. That organization must be eligible under the guidelines and funding criteria of the Program and must take full legal and financial responsibility for the grant funds approved.

Applicants who have previously received any type of grant funding from Yellowhead County but have not submitted the requisite financial accounting for the grant(s) will not be eligible for funding under this program until all outstanding accounting requirements have been met.

Applicants located within municipal boundaries other than Yellowhead County are ineligible for funding.

Retroactive funding will not be considered.

Ineligible expenses include, but are not limited to:
a. Capital purchases
b. Utility expenses
c. Honorariums
d. Food purchases
e. Dance bands

Pre-Application Information:

Applicants must contact a Yellowhead County Recreation staff person to discuss the project prior to grant application.

Applications are reviewed and grants awarded on a quarterly basis, with application deadlines being on March 31st, June 15th, September 30th and December 31st each year.

Applicants can expect a response to their grant request 4-6 weeks from the application deadline.

For further information about the Recreation Program / Event Grant, please contact the Parks & Recreation Department.

For information on any grants please contact Crystal McNernie, Parks and Recreation Supervisor.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit completed grant applications to:

Crystal McNernie
Fax: (780) 723-5066

Recreation Program / Event Grant Yellowhead County
2716 - 1st Avenue
Edson, Alberta
T7E 1N9

Phone: (780) 723-4800
Toll free: 1-800-665-6030

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Yellowhead County

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Alberta