Wheatland County - Community Enhancement Fund
01/31/18 - Postmarked; Midnight for faxed or emailed applications.
Grants to Wheatland County, Alberta nonprofit organizations to enrich the quality of life for local residents. For project grants, applicants must have inquired about necessary permits before applying. Funding may be requested for both project and operating support. The funding is intended to support organizations that promote cultural, recreational, and other community activities, resources, and facilities for the benefit of Wheatland County residents.
Within the Community Enhancement Fund grant program, applications will be accepted in the following grant categories:
-Project-Based Grants that provide financial assistance for community organizations, for such things as, but not limited to, equipment purchases, beautification projects, facility construction or renovation projects, facility maintenance, celebrations and community events, history books, programs or special funding requests within Wheatland County.
-Operating Grants that provide financial assistance to registered nonprofit organizations in Wheatland County to enhance the organization’s ability to operate and to deliver services to the community. Operating funding may cover utilities and insurance.
Each application is considered on its own merit recognizing:
-Community and regional needs
-Projects that will have lasting value to the communities and residents
GrantWatch ID#: 178943
Funding for history books are limited to $2,500.
Operating Grants: Funds must be used by December 31, 2018 unless project is approved as a multi-year application. If a project is not completed within the required time frame, the applicant may request an extension.
Project-Based Grants: Ideally, Project-Based Grant Funding will be spent during the application year. If applying for Project-Based Grant Funding that may span multiple years, an estimated project completion date must be supplied. Future Community Enhancement Funding will not be guaranteed for any multi-year project and additional funding must be applied for in future years.
Only registered societies and charities are eligible for Community Enhancement Funding. Eligible organizations must be registered under one of the following:
-Agricultural Societies Act
-Charities Registered under the Income Tax Act of Canada
-Libraries Act (Project-Based Grants only)
-Child and Family Service Authorities
-Foundations established and regulated under the Regional Health Authorities Act
-Canada Corporations Act (non-profit sector)
-Part 9 of the Companies Act
-Part 21 of the Business Corporations Act - Extra-Provincial Corporations
-Special Act of the Parliament of Canada
-Special Act of the Alberta Legislature
In order to be eligible for community enhancement funding for Project-Based grants, total project expenses must equal total project revenues.
-Churches and Other Religious Organizations
-Libraries are not eligible for operating funding as this is part of the Base Grant and is provided to the library by the County annually without application.
Operating Grants cannot be used for:
-Start-up costs of organizations
-Debt or deficit reduction
-Celebrations or events
-Equipment or furnishings
-Any other purpose that may be applied for under the Project-based Grant Application
Project-Based grants cannot be used for:
-Funding private or commercial sector facilities or programs
-For endowment purposes or donations to a third party
-Retroactive funding for costs that have already been incurred prior to January 1st of the funding year
Mailed applications must be postmarked on or before January 31, 2018. Faxes or emailed applications must be received by midnight January 31, 2018.
You will receive a return email indicating its receipt. If you do not receive it, please call to confirm receipt.
Applications will be reviewed between February 1 and March 31, and applicants will be informed of the decision after that time.
Prior to every project submission acceptance for Project-Based grants, a member of the organization must meet with a Development Officer of the appropriate municipal jurisdiction of the project to inquire whether any development permits are required for the project. (Wheatland County, Strathmore, Standard, Hussar, Rockyford).
If this document is not signed off by a member of the appropriate Planning and Development Department, it will not be considered by the Community Enhancement Board.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Download applications from Supporting Documents below.
Submit application by:
Community Enhancement Regional Board Hwy 1 RR 1
Strathmore AB T1P 1J6
Attn. Community Enhancement Regional Board
If you have any questions regarding the CERB fund or would like clarification when filling out your application please contact: Jessica Salmon, 403-361-2004.