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Grants to Alberta Organizations, Groups, and Individuals for Community Events in Eligible Regions

Municipal District of Peace No.135 Grant

Municipal District of Peace No.135


Agency: Local

GrantWatch ID #151894

Grant Description

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Grants to Alberta organizations, individuals, groups, and community entities for activities and events to foster tourism and economic development in eligible regions. Funding is intended for community celebrations, travel to attend events, start-up costs, hosting regional, national, and international events, and other activities that attract tourists and promote community and economic development. Programs must benefit the Municipal District of Peace No.135 and surrounding municipalities.

Council recognizes that the ability to attract and retain quality events and activities within the Municipal District and immediately neighboring urban municipalities is a key mechanism in promoting tourism and economic and community development. These events and activities have a positive impact on the quality of life of the community as a whole. Council wishes to ensure that budgeted funds are allocated to events and activities that will enhance the MD’s reputation not only as a tourist destination, but also as an attractive place to reside and to conduct business.

Requests for funding must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • General Exposure and Profile – The event or activity enhances the MD’s profile and/or status, and/or increases overall awareness of the MD as a community, particularly when the event or activity will provide media exposure for the MD.
  • Economic Benefit – The event or activity attracts tourists and visitors to the MD thereby providing economic benefit to local businesses.
  • Promote Civic Pride and Sense of Place – The event or activity will enhance entertainment, recreational and cultural opportunities for MD residents and will help create a more varied, vibrant and interesting local flavor.

Examples of Activity and Event Types (this is not an exclusive list):

  • Host a Regional, Provincial, National or International Event
  • Community Special Event or Celebration
  • Organization/Group Start-up Costs
  • Travel to a Regional, Provincial, National or International Event

Council may give consideration to requests for capital project funding.

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Requests for funding will be accepted from groups, individuals, organizations, and other community entities.

The MD of Peace No. 135 does not provide support for business events and conferences and any other events and/or activities that are solely commercial in nature.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for the first quarter of 2023 is November 30th, 2022.

Requests for funding will be approved on a quarterly basis. Applications must be received at least one month prior to the beginning of the quarter to be considered for that funding round.

The MD of Peace No. 135 does not sponsor more than 50% of the total cost of any event or activity.

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$18,000

Term of Contract:

Some events may require ongoing funding due to the exposure and tourism opportunities they provide. Council may opt to commit to funding for more than a one-year period; however, the annual application process may still be required in addition to any other financial information regarding the event or activity that Council deems necessary in order to determine the extent of its ongoing commitment. Ongoing support is not guaranteed.

Contact Information:

Submit applications to:

Municipal District of Peace No.135
P.O. Box 34
Berwyn, Alberta
T0H 0E0

Any questions regarding the policy or application process should be directed to Barbara Johnson at 780-338-3845.

Municipal District of Peace No. 135
5240 – 52 Avenue
Berwyn, Alberta T0H 0E0
info@mdpeace.com

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