Recreation & Culture Grants

Grant Programs

The County of Grande Prairie offers four Recreation and Culture grant programs:

Operating Assistance Grant

The Operating Assistance Grant program provides funding assistance to local, non-profit organizations that provide recreational or cultural programming for County of Grande Prairie residents.

 Applicants may apply for operating funds or capital [PDF - 111 KB] funds to a maximum of $5,000.

Important Dates for 2018:
Intake: Applications are closed for 2018 
Deadline: April 9, 2018 at 4 p.m.
Fund distribution:  June 2018

Please note that indoor ice arenas, halls, swimming pools and curling rinks located in the County of Grande Prairie receive annual operating funding as outlined in policy K4 [PDF - 589 KB]. 

Capital Assistance Grant

The Capital Assistance Grant program provides capital funding to non-profit organizations that own and/or operate facilities that provide recreational or cultural opportunities for County of Grande Prairie residents. 

Applicants may apply for up to 50 per cent of the total project cost, to a maximum of $50,000.

This grant requires an application and an in-person presentation to the Grants Deliberation Committee.

Important Dates:
Intake: August - September
Deadline: September 15 2018
Applicants present to Council: Early November
Funding allocations approved by Council: Early December
Successful Applicants Notified: Mid-December
Conditional Grants Agreements Mailed: January
Fund distribution: Late June/Early July

Major Capital Grant

The Major Capital Grant program provides support for projects being constructed or rehabilitated by non-profit organizations whose initiatives provide a recognizable benefit to County residents. 

This grant program is for organizations that are requesting funding in excess of $50,000.00.

This grant requires an application and an in-person presentation to the Grants Deliberation Committee.

Important Dates:
Intake: August/September
Deadline: September 15 2018 
Applicants present to Council: Early November
Funding allocations approved by Council: Early December
Successful Applicants Notified: Mid-December
Conditional Grants Agreements Mailed: January
Fund distribution: Late June/ Early July

100th Anniversary Grant

The 100th Anniversary Grant program provides funding for communities within the County of Grande Prairie to celebrate/commemorate the 100th anniversary of the community. 

Applicants may apply for funding to a maximum of $25,000.00.

Important Dates:
Intake: August/September
Deadline: October 1 
Fund distribution:  Late June 

This grant program is not currently accepting applications.

About the Recreation and Culture Grant Programs

These programs are administered by the Parks and Recreation department.  For questions about the Recreation and Culture grants, please contact parksandrecreation@countygp.ab.ca or 780-532-9727. 

For clarification on the difference between capital and operating requests, please review the Capital versus Operating [PDF - 111 KB] document. 

Non-Profit Organization Resources

In addition to the grant funding offered by the County of Grande Prairie, there are several other Federal, Provincial and recreation-specific grant programs available for non-profit organizations. 

If your organization is seeking assistance with grant writing, volunteer recruitment or professional development, the County of Grande Prairie encourages you to connect with the Grande Prairie Volunteer Services Bureau. Organizations that are a member of the Grande Prairie Volunteer Services Bureau are considered favourable by County Council.

Resources for the sport community are available through the Grande Prairie Sport Council.