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Grants to Alberta Nonprofits in the Municipal District of Bighorn for
Recreation, Culture, Facilities, and Community and Family Services

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Municipal District of Bighorn No. 8

Deadline Date:

08/24/18 - Deadline for Community Grants; Council Discretionary Grant applications can be submitted at any time during the year.


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Grants to Alberta nonprofit community organizations for a broad range of activities to benefit residents of the Municipal District of Bighorn. Program areas include culture, recreation (parks and sports), facilities, special activities, and family and community support services. Funding may be requested for capital projects, operating support, and maintenance costs.

The Municipal District of Bighorn provides grants, to eligible recipients, for various purposes:

-Initiatives/causes /purposes of a broader scope, that will benefit the Municipal District

-Organizations sponsoring special activities of benefit to Municipal District residents as a whole

-Recognized Community Associations / Groups needing funds for recreation, culture, FCSS and facility-related projects

The MD may provide grants under two regular programs: The Community Grants program, to be facilitated by the Community Services Board, and the Council Discretionary Fund, to be administered directly by the Council. The Council may, on an irregular basis, be solicited directly for funds from various sources for special activities, new initiatives, worthwhile causes, or other purposes through the Council Discretionary Fund.

Applications for new capital projects must demonstrate the organization’s ability to maintain the facility in the long-term.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 143980

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Term of Contract:

Community Grants are given for the following calendar year.

Council Discretionary Fund Grants are provided for use within the calendar year in which the funds are received.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Community Grants Program:
Community Organizations should be registered Societies under Provincial regulations/statute. Preference will be given to recognized Community Organizations within the boundaries of the M.D. of Bighorn, and to those Community organizations outside the boundaries of the M.D. that demonstrate a high level of participation by M.D. of Bighorn residents.

Council Discretionary Fund:
Those parties soliciting funds from Council need not be registered Societies under Provincial regulations/statute; however, preference will be given to recognized organizations/activities within the boundaries of the M.D. of Bighorn, and to those organizations/activities outside the boundaries of the M.D. that demonstrate a strong connection to, and benefit for, M.D. of Bighorn residents.

Pre-Application Information:

Requests for operational funding should not exceed 50% of the total project cost.

Community Grants Program:

The deadline to apply for 2019 Community Services Grant funding is Friday August 24, 2018.

Grant applications are reviewed by the Community Services Board (CSB) in September each year. The entire budget is just over $20,000 so grants may be reduced or prioritized by CSB to fit their annual grant budget.

Recommendations from the CSB are considered by Council as part of the annual budgeting process, and successful recipients are notified via email soon after the budget is finalized with funds being released in January of the grant year.

Council Discretionary Fund:

Solicitations for funding will be received at any time during the year; however annual discretionary funding available to Council will be limited, and budgeted Discretionary funds may be allocated before all solicitations are received.

Those soliciting funds from the Council can usually expect to receive a decision regarding their funding requests within a short time (30-90 days) of submitting the request.

Contact Information:

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

Applicants may call Community Services a call at 403-673-3611 or 403-233-7678 to get more information on the grant application process.

Deb Grady, Community Services Coordinator
403-673-3611, ext. 223

M.D. of Bighorn No. 8
Box 310
2 Heart Mountain Drive
Exshaw, AB T0L 2C0

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Municipal District of Bighorn No. 8

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Canada: Alberta