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Community Capital Projects Grant

Grants to Lethbridge, Alberta Nonprofits for
Capital Projects to Benefit the Local Community

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City of Lethbridge

Deadline Date:

04/26/19 4:30 PM


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Grants to Lethbridge, Alberta nonprofit organizations for capital projects that benefit the local community. Funding may be used to retrofit, renovate or construct facilities, or to purchase major equipment to enhance programming or improve operational efficiency. Facilities must be located within City of Lethbridge city boundaries. Facilities eligible for funding include outdoor or indoor facilities, and 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 or renovation project costs may be utilized for furnishings.

The facility and/or area must be under the organization’s jurisdiction or have written approval from the owner and be accessible to the general public through land ownership, long-term lease (minimum of five years) or another instrument of occupation.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 153507

Estimated Size of Grant:

-One allocation will be allowed per facility or organization to a maximum of $200,000.
-Planning Assistance: Applicants can apply for up to 50% of the total cost of consultant fees to a maximum of $30,000 per project. ($15,000 maximum grant).

Term of Contract:

Organizations must expend all funding-accrued interest, and any project specific GST rebates on the approved project within two years of the cheque date.

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).

Those Not Eligible include:
-Churches and religious organizations
-Schools/School Boards and post-secondary institutions
-Provincial/Federal government and affiliated bodies
-Community, private, and family foundations (other funders)
-Hospitals/medical facilities, Regional Health Authorities and provincial boards
-Municipal/regional government

Projects not eligible include:
-Individual or team equipment, tools, utensils and small equipment
-Office equipment and supplies
-Entertainment and gaming systems
-Audio visual
-Artwork, signage, books
-Land or facility purchase
-Debt retirement (includes completed projects)

Please note that expenses that are incurred prior to the approval of projects by City Council in June 2019, are not permissible.

Pre-Application Information:

The application deadline is April 26, 2019. Applications must be fully completed and received by 4:30 pm of the application deadline date.

Applicants will be notified of funding decisions six weeks after the application deadline.

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.

Application Assistance:
-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.
-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.

Contact Information:

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

Applications must be fully completed and received at:

Office of Recreation & Culture,
3rd Floor City Hall,
910 4th Ave South,
Lethbridge, AB T1J 0P6

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

Grant Coverage Areas:

City of Lethbridge

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Alberta