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Grants to Alberta Nonprofits in Eligible Regions for Projects and Programs that Benefit Local Residents

Not for Profit Grant


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Funding Source
Parkland County
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Geographic Focus
Canada:Alberta: Parkland County;

Important Dates
Deadline: 06/29/23 4:30 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants to Alberta nonprofit organizations in eligible regions for projects and programs that benefit local residents. Funding may be used for operating support, project support, and minor capital projects. The purpose of the funding is to provide valuable services, programs, and activities to empower citizens to build strong and caring communities and develop community leadership. Eligible organizations are located in Parkland County.

This grant exists to enhance the ability of these organizations to continue to prosper and flourish while offering valuable services to the community.

The Not For Profit Grant application is divided into four sections;

  • Main application
  • Schedule A – Operating
  • Schedule B –Minor Capital
  • Schedule C- Project

For more information about the above streams and eligible expenses, see the Full Grant Text RFP link.

Priority will be given to groups that: 

  • Grow volunteer capacity and commitment 
  • Minimize barriers to participation through leisure education 
  • Improve mobility needs of County residents - transportation 
  • Provide diversity and improved access to recreation and leisure opportunities 
  • Improve access to mental health programs 
  • Engage youth in the community 

Priority will be given to facilities, projects, programs, and activities that focus on improving the quality of life for Parkland County Residents and to groups that have an open membership to its organizations and programs.   


Additional Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible for this funding, applicants must be a registered not-for-profit organization supporting Parkland County residents.

A Parkland County resident is one who lives within the geographic boundary of Parkland County. This includes those who live in the hamlets of Entwistle, Gainford, Fallis, Duffield, Carvel, Tomahawk, Keephills, and Wabamun.

Applicants must also:
- Be registered and in good standing in Alberta under the appropriate legislation for at least one year prior to the deadline date for filing the grant application
- The Applicants shall have an open membership to its organization and programs, except for valid program factors (e.g., geographical location)
- The Applicants facilities, projects programs and activities must focus on improving the quality-of-life for residents of Parkland County.
- The grant applied for shall be intended and used to further the Applicant’s not-for-profit activities and must not directly or indirectly be intended or used to further a profit venture.
- Within the deadlines, the Applicant file and provide all documents and information outlined in the grant application.
- The Applicant must demonstrate fiscal responsibility and manage its finances in a responsible manner.
- The Applicants must have completed a final report and shown recognition to Parkland County for any previous funding received under this program.
- Demonstrate adherence to good governance principles, effective administration practices and commitment to fiscal responsibility
- Applicants must complete a final report (Minor Capital and Program grants) and shown reignition to Parkland County for any previous funding received under this program.
- Applicants may receive only one grant per category per year.

Parkland County residents do not include those living in the City Spruce Grove, Town of Stony Plain, Village of Spring Lake, Village of Seba Beach, Reserves 133A or 135 and Summer Villages.

The following organizations are ineligible for this funding:
- Individuals
- Political parties, registered constituency association, registered candidate, or organizations with political affiliations,
- Lobbyist groups
- Government and government agencies
- For profit organizations,
- Provincial or federal government funded initiative
- Organizations that provide services or programs that are the responsibility of another level of government including health, education, libraries, social services
- School or school-based groups
- Church or religious affiliated groups
- Organizations that have closed memberships or closed access to the general public
- Organized sports teams
- Boards of trade
- Groups that already receive different funding from Parkland County
- Groups that receive operational funding from another level of government are not eligible to apply for the operating portion of the grant.
- Community Associations recognized under Policy RP-016

For further information on ineligible expenses for each of the funding streams, see the Full Grant Text link.

Pre-Application Information
Deadline for application and required documents:
Thursday, June 29 2023, 4:30 p.m.

Applicants will be notified early January as to the status of their application.

Estimated Size of Grant
The maximum combined total amount awarded to any organization under this policy shall not exceed:
- Regional partner: $10,000 annually
- Parkland County based: $20,000 annually

The amount that can be applied for in each schedule is:
Schedule A- Operating
- Regional partner: $7,500
- Parkland County based: $15,000

Schedule B – Minor Capital
- Regional partner: $5,000
- Parkland County based: $7,500

Schedule C – Project
- Regional partner: $5,000
- Parkland County based: $7,500

Schedule D – Micro
- $500 per event
- Max $2,000 annually

Schedule E- Emergent Minor Capital
- Max $5,000 annually

Contact Information
Email to

Mail or In Person:
Attn: Carilyn Bjarnason Parks,
Recreation & Culture
Parkland County
53109A HWY 779
Parkland County, AB
T7Z 1R1

For information on the Not For Profit grant please contact Carilyn Bjarnason at 780-968-8342 or

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