City of Medicine Hat Parks and Recreation
Grants of up to $3,000 to Medicine Hat, Alberta organizations, agencies, individuals, teams, and groups for one-time assistance to fund the attendance or hosting of competitions and events. Events may be either provincial, regional, national, or international.
Funding is intended to recognize and acknowledge the efforts necessary to attaining excellence, as well as:
-Encourage positive use of leisure time for the betterment of the community
-Promote Medicine Hat as a vibrant, healthy community
-Provide assistance to groups, organizations and individuals who attend Provincial, Western Canadian,
National and International competitions or events
-Encourage participation and emphasize spirit of community by all residents of Medicine Hat
-Promote recreation, leisure and sport opportunities vital to well being and quality of life
-Provide assistance and/or encouragement to groups/organizations to host local special events in Medicine Hat of a recreational, leisure or sports nature
First preference will be given to applicants that have made a reasonable effort to obtain support from other sources, and those individuals/organizations who have not received funding within the last three years.
Special consideration will be given to the location and duration of the event, the number of people involved, and to applications that have demonstrated to achieve a major contribution to the community in terms of resident involvement and/or tourism generation, economic benefit, positive recognition and/or the benefits of living in Medicine Hat.
GrantWatch ID#: 165813
Funding levels vary depending on the number of grants received in a period.
Funding limits for competitions/events:
- Individual: Attending - up to $500 / Hosting - n/a
- Two or More Participants: Attending - up to $1,000 / Hosting - up to $2,000
National, International, Western Canada:
- Individual: Attending - up to $1,000 / Hosting - n/a
- Two or More Participants: Attending - up to $2,000 / Hosting - up to $3,000
The ACTUAL statement of expenses and revenues must be provided within 60 days of the event (see application form).
Applications may be received from teams, organizations, groups, agencies, or individuals.
Applicant(s) must be a resident of the City of Medicine Hat for the past 6 months.
The event must be accessible to the public regardless of age, creed or religion.
The event as well as the participants must be of amateur status and the applicants sponsor should be registered as a not-for-profit group, organization or agency. The not-for-profit registered number must be provided on the application.
Any financial support provided must be applied directly to activities specific to the event (ie. travel, accommodations, meals, advertising, facility rental, etc.). Financial support cannot be used for items such as capital expenditures, (ie. equipment which remains with the applying group), uniforms/clothing, or alcoholic beverages.
Smaller regional/zone events and those which are for the purpose of fundraising are not eligible to apply.
Any event generating a surplus of funds is not eligible for assistance.
Parent organizations are requested to plan ahead and consolidate all of their team and individual requests into a single application.
Applicants cannot apply to more than one City of Medicine Hat Advisory Board source for the same event or competition.
Official written authority to host or attend an event must be provided with the application in order to substantiate the validity of your event and/or your attendance.
Approved applicants will receive 50% of the funds once approved by City Council. The remaining 50% after the event, and only if the final financial statement is received within 60 days of the event.
There are 3 intakes for applications per year. The deadlines for applications are:
- January 31st
- May 31st
- August 31st
Please note that if the deadline falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, applications and any support material may be submitted the next business day.
Application must be received at least 30 days prior to event/competition.
The review and recommendation process is conducted through the Urban Environment and Recreation Advisory Board, and approval of applications is through City Council. This process can take 8-12 weeks, and no funds will be sent until the final approval is received.
Please read these guidelines carefully to ensure that your event fits with the criteria. If after reading the guidelines you are still uncertain if your project is eligible, please contact the Grant Administrator for clarity and assistance.
Special Events and Competition Assistance Grants are not intended to provide continuing support to organizations or individuals indefinitely. Applicants are encouraged to develop a diverse funding/income base and seek self-sufficiency as evidence of a sustainable activity.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
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Completed grant and support materials can be delivered to:
Special Events & Competition Assistance Grant Committee
c/o Parks and Recreation
City of Medicine Hat
88 Kipling Street SE
Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Y3
Or emailed to: email@example.com