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Arts and Recreation Initiatives Fund

Grants to Yellowhead County, Alberta Nonprofits
for Culture, Recreation, and Healthy Living

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Grants to Yellowhead County, Alberta nonprofit organizations for new initiatives related to the arts, services and programs, and recreational facilities. Applicants must contact program staff prior to applying. Funding may be requested for either capital or operating support. Consideration will be given to recreation (leisure and sports), arts and culture, leadership development, and healthy living programs taking place locally.

Grants will be prioritized on the following criteria:
a. Initiative result will be new and innovative services;
b. Evidence of joint planning between groups;
c. Ongoing sustainability of the project;
d. Clear and well-organized program / project plan.

Applicants must demonstrate that the initiative will have long-term benefits to the community.

Applicants must demonstrate community and/or regional partnerships for the initiative.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 175182

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant funding may be less than that sought by the applicant and will not exceed $5,000 unless a special need is clearly identified. All requests for funding over $5,000 will be referred to County Council for consideration.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Registered non-profit groups will be eligible to apply for funding for new initiatives in recreation and culture facilities, programs and services that will have ongoing benefits to the community.

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.
d. All estimates received for the project

Retroactive funding will not be considered.

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

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 regarding their grant request 4-6 weeks from the application deadline.

The Arts and Recreation Initiatives Fund is a one-time only grant.

Retroactive funding will not be considered.

Contact Information:

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

Submit completed applications to:

Crystal McNernie, Parks and Recreation Supervisor
Phone: 780-723-4800
Fax: (780) 723-5066
Mailing address:
Arts & Recreation Initiatives Fund
Yellowhead County
2716 - 1st Avenue
Edson, Alberta
T7E 1N9

For questions, contact the Parks & Recreation Department:
Phone: 780-723-4800 2716
Toll free: 1-800-665-6030

Grant Coverage Areas:

Yellowhead County

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Alberta