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Call for Volunteers for Grant-Writing

Do you have writing or online searching skills?  A number of our organizations are looking for help managing their funding requests.  If you can donate a gift of time, please send us an email and put Volunteer Grants in the subject line.  This could be on a regular, casual, or one-off basis and can be done online.  Assistance can be provided with grant searches, writing grant applications / requests for corporate sponsorship, reviewing application drafts, or strategizing for fund generation.  Put your skills to work in supporting our local community groups - at your own time and pace.

Resources for Funding for Community Groups

  • The County of Grande Prairie invests millions of dollars each year to support projects, programs, and organizations that are enhancing our communities and benefiting residents. For the latest updates, visit our Grants and Scholarships page. 
  • There are a number of quality resources to assist you with your search for funds and to help build your fundraising skills.  You'll find many of them downloadable Funding Guide, and we've posted some of them below to support you in your search. 





County of Grande Prairie Funding Diversity - October 17, 2022

The County hosted a session on Funding Diversity to provide an overview of the many ways non-profit organizations can generate revenue, and to provide a resource for organizations to audit and expand their strategies.

Athabasca University - Rural Project Funding - November 17, 2022

Athabasca University hosted a panel session on accessing funds featuring the Alberta Real Estate Foundation, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Prairies Economic Development Canada, Government of Alberta, and Mitacs.  Funders gave an overview of their programs, and tips on how what they're looking for in their proposals. If you missed it, a recording of this presentation and others forms part of their outreach activities.


 Requests For Council

Community Groups can also make Requests for the Reeve and Council to present to council, invite council to attend events or request a letter of support for their grant application, project or initiative.

 Communities in Bloom

People Plants and Pride – Growing Together

CIB is a Canadian non-profit organization committed to fostering civic pride, environmental responsibility and beautification through community participation and the challenge of a national program.

Participating communities are judged under categories that promote attractive and functional outdoor landscaped spaces. See past winners and view detailed information about the program.

If you are interested in spearheading a landscaping project to beautify your community, but do not want to be a part of a large program like Communities in Bloom, we want to support your initiative!

We offer a Community Beautification Grant for local projects to enhance civic pride through beautification.