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Major Capital Grant

Grants to Alberta Nonprofits for Building, Rehabilitation,
and Expansion Projects at Recreational and Cultural Facilities

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County of Grande Prairie No. 1

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Grants to Alberta nonprofit organizations in eligible locations for large capital projects to benefit the community's recreational and cultural needs. Some projects may require a review by the region's recreation committee or a professional evaluation of the facility prior to submitting an application. Eligible uses of funds include construction, rehabilitation, or expansion costs for projects, and facilities must serve County of Grande Prairie residents.

Cultural Facilities: museums, libraries, art galleries, community centers, historical sites, theatres and other publicly accessible facilities intended to support the enhancement of regional civilization. 

Recreational Facilities: ice arenas, swimming pools, curling rinks, community halls, agricultural complexes, playgrounds and other publicly accessible facilities intended to support agreeable exercise or healthy pastimes.

Preference will be given first to projects that address the safety and operational viability of existing facilities, then to projects that will expand existing facilities without significant operational and maintenance cost increases. New projects will be considered where need is strongly demonstrated.

Preference will be given to projects that:

  • Benefit a large number of County residents
  • Provide evidence that there is a large volume of volunteerism, sweat-equity and/or fundraising
  • Demonstrate success in achieving project or program goals
  • Include a well-organized business plan that includes performance measures and long term operational viability of the facility.

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GrantWatch ID#: 147238

Estimated Size of Grant:

Applicants for Major Capital Grant funding would be eligible to receive up to 100% of the capital costs of proposed construction, rehabilitation or expansion projects.

This grant program is for organizations that are requesting funding for projects valued in excess of $100,000.

Term of Contract:

Expense the grant money in accordance with the project schedule outlined in the application or make a special request to County Council to carry over funds into the next calendar year, with County Council having the authority to reclaim the funds.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organization is defined by the Foundation as an incorporated municipality, or a duly registered society in good standing within the Province of Alberta, or a formal service group which has been identified by County Council as the provider of community services.

GST is not an allowable expense. Contingency is not an allowable expense.

Pre-Application Information:

Important Dates:
-Applications open August 1st and close September 15th of every year, or on the next business day.
-Applicants present to Council: Early November
-Funding allocations approved by Council: Early December
-Successful Applicants Announced: January
-Conditional Grants Agreements Mailed: January
-Fund distribution: Late June/ Early July

This grant requires an application and an in-person presentation to the Grants Deliberation Committee.

Applicants seeking Major Capital funding for “new build” facilities that meet the Regional Recreation Committee’s definition of being a ‘Regional Facility’, must first bring the project to the Regional Recreation Committee to be evaluated as a candidate for potential multi-municipal regional funding.

Where required, a professional evaluation of the structural or mechanical integrity of the Recreational Facility, either by Safety Codes or an external professional. This evaluation may be ordered and paid for by the County following the initial application submission.

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


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