Grants of up to $3,000 to Alberta nonprofit organizations in eligible locations for programs that improve the well-being and empowerment of local families, individuals, and communities. Applicants are required to attend a grant workshop prior to applying. Funding is intended for activities and programs that are preventative in nature. Eligible applicants are located in the Town of Whitecourt.
To be eligible for consideration, projects must meet one or more of the following FCSS mandates:
Help people become self-reliant, build resiliency, and become able to function in a positive manner.
Promote and help people develop positive social relationships.
Help people become socially engaged and contribute to their community.
Support people to remain active participants in their community.
Empower people to address social issues and influence change.
All applicants must be registered non-profit organizations that have been incorporated or show that they are working towards achieving incorporated status.
Applications for paid volunteer coordination may be considered for funding at a minimum wage rate up to a maximum of one-third of the paid position hours.
Applications may be deemed ineligible for funding if the applicant shows a financial surplus greater than 25% of its annual operating budget.
Programs and services not eligible for FCSS grant funding include those that:
a. Provide primarily for the recreational needs or leisure time pursuits of individuals.
b. Offer direct assistance, including money, food, clothing or shelter, to sustain an individual or family.
c. Are primarily rehabilitative in nature.
d. Duplicate services that are the responsibility of a government or government agency.
e. Have already received funding through the Town of Whitecourt’s annual budget, unless the application is unique to funding already received.
f. Do not have a financial need.
g. Programs/organizations that leverage support to a secondary agency, group or organization.
h. Are for volunteer recognition.
To be considered for the grant, a representative from the group/organization is required to attend the FCSS Grant Workshop on Wednesday, November 8 from 7:00-8:30pm at the Allan & Jean Millar Centre in the Crown & Anchor Meeting Room.
The deadline to submit for the 2024 grant program is 12 noon on Thursday, November 30, 2023.
Estimated Size of Grant
Applications may be awarded the entire grant funding amount requested if the application is for $3,000 or less.
Submit applications to:
Allan & Jean Millar Centre
58 Sunset Boulevard
Whitecourt AB T7S 1N6
Attention: FCSS Program Coordinator
And send by email, an electronic copy of the application without attachments to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions or other inquiries, please contact The FCSS Program Coordinator at the above email address or call 780-778-3637 extension 417.