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Community Capital Projects Grant

Grants to Alberta Nonprofits for Projects to
Improve the Quality of Life for Local Residents

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City of Lethbridge

Deadline Date:

04/30/21 4:30 PM Receipt


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Grants to Alberta nonprofit community organizations for projects to enhance the quality of life for local residents in eligible locations. Funding is intended for new construction, renovation, retrofitting, expansion, equipment purchases, planning assistance, and technology upgrades for existing facilities. Facilities must be located within City of Lethbridge city boundaries.

The City of Lethbridge will partner with eligible not-for-profit organizations and provide financial support through the Community Capital Project Grant for eligible facilities and projects, in pursuit of the following goals:
  • Support not-for-profit organizations to maximize the services they provide to their members and to the community;
  • Provide financial assistance for not-for-profit organizations in their efforts to construct, renovate or retrofit facilities, or to purchase major equipment to improve operational efficiency or enhance programming;
  • Maximize the use of funds from other sources for investment in community facilities.

Facilities Eligible for Funding: Facilities (outdoor or indoor) and/or major equipment used for sports and recreation, arts and culture, family, and community services. 

Projects Eligible for Funding:

  • New facility construction – facility for provision of a new service or a facility to replace an existing facility
  • Facility expansion – expansion of an existing facility beyond the existing footprint
  • Retrofit existing facility space – redevelop existing space for a new use or purpose
  • Renovate existing facility space – remodel or restore condition of space
  • Facility technology upgrade – upgrade facility mechanical, security, and other systems essential to operation of facility
  • Capital equipment – replacement or addition of major equipment (fixed asset or operational equipment essential to direct delivery of program and services) supporting program and maintenance programs and services which have a lifespan of five years or greater
  • Planning Assistance - for professional assistance in planning and designing capital construction projects for proposed or existing facilities (50/50 matching) 

15% of construction/renovation project costs may be utilized for furnishings.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 153507

Estimated Size of Grant:

Capital Projects; One allocation will be allowed per facility or organization within a two year period to a maximum of $200,000.

Planning Assistance: Applicants can apply for up to 50% of total cost of consultant fees to a maximum of $30,000 per project ($15,000 CCPG).

Term of Contract:

Organizations must provide proof of receipt of matching grants and/or other matching funds within 18 months of receiving approval for the grant.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations Eligible for Funding:
A not-for-profit community organization legally registered (and in good standing) under one of the following:
• Societies Act of Alberta;
• Companies Act of Alberta, Part 9 (Companies with objectives other than the acquisition of gain.)
• Business Corporations Act of Alberta, Part 21
• Special Act of the Parliament of Canada (e.g. service club).

The organization must be legally registered with one of the above for a minimum of one year.

The organization’s primary mandate is to provide sports, recreation, arts, cultural, family, and/or community services.

The organization has not received a grant under this program for the past two years (must sit out for one year).

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For ineligible projects, see

Pre-proposal Conference:

An annual orientation meeting will be hosted to describe the grant program, outline the grant process, review application forms and requirements, review accounting and reporting obligations, review assistance available from city staff, and to answer questions regarding the program.

Pre-Application Information:

The 2021 application deadline is Friday, April 30 at 4:30 p.m. Applications must be fully completed and received at the office of Recreation & Culture. Applicants will be notified of funding decisions six weeks after the application deadline.

Organizations are invited to contact the grant administrator to discuss the proposed project, to determine what information is required and if necessary, assistance in obtaining information necessary to complete the application. The applicant is requested to call at least three weeks prior to the application deadline to allow time to gather additional information, if needed.

Matching Funds Requirement:
- The Community Capital Project Grant funding is approved on a matched-grant basis; 1/3 Community Capital Project Grant, 2/3 other sources.
- For professional assistance in planning and designing capital construction projects for proposed or existing facilities, 50/50 matching funds are required.

Contact Information:

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

Submit applications to:
Recreation & Culture Office
3rd Floor, City Hall
910 4 Avenue South
Lethbridge, AB
T1J 0P6

For Information & assistance with the Community Capital Project Grant, contact:
Lori Harasem
Phone: (403) 320-4716, (403) 360-1720

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