Cemeteries

If you are part of an organization that operates a Cemetery in the County you may be eligible for funds to assist with maintenance and special projects.

Cemetery Improvement Grant

The Cemetery Improvement Grant funds improvements to cemeteries located within the County.

Value:

Maximum of $5,000

Eligible Projects:

Projects that improve the physical facilities are eligible. This may include fencing, landscaping, or maintenance of the graves. Projects aimed at volunteer training and retention are not eligible.

Eligible Applicants:

Community groups within the County that maintain and manage a cemetery.

Intake:

Applications open February 1, 2021

Deadline:

April 1, 2021

Funds distributed in late June/early July annually

For More Information:

Read the Cemetery Improvement Grant Policy

Contact Parks and Recreation at 780 532 9727

Apply Now!

 

Community Enhancement

If you are part of an organization that enhances of the well-being of County residents, but is not a recreation or cultural service provider, you may be eligible for funds to assist with operations or special projects.

Community Assistance Grant

The Community Assistance Grant funds operational costs for community groups that serve County residents, but do not qualify as Recreation or Culture providers.

Value:

Value not specified

Eligible Projects:

Improvements to non-recreational and non-cultural physical facilities are eligible.

Projects or programs that deliver valuable services that are not recreational or cultural are eligible.

Eligible Applicants:

Non-profit organizations and community volunteer groups that promote safe, active and sustainable communities within the County of Grande Prairie.

Intake:

Quarterly

Deadline:

November 15 for events in January, February or March

March 1 for events in April, May or June

June 1 for events in July, August or September

September 1 for events in October, November or December

For More Information:

Read the Community Assistance Grant Policy

Contact Parks and Recreation at 780 532 9727

Apply Now!

 

Event Sponsorship

Local non-profit organizations seeking sponsorship, silent auction/door prizes, or letters of support can apply here.

Value:

Value not specified

Eligible Projects:

Events or projects that promote safe, active and sustainable communities within the County of Grande Prairie.

Eligible Applicants:

Local non-profits that serve County residents.

Intake:

Quarterly

Deadline:

November 15 for events in January, February or March

March 1 for events in April, May or June

June 1 for events in July, August or September

September 1 for events in October, November or December

For More Information:

Read the Community Assistance Grant Policy.

Contact Parks and Recreation at 780 532 9727

Apply Now!

 

Community Beautification Initiatives

The Community Beautification Initiatives Grant funds projects that provide beautification through landscaping.

Value:

Maximum of $1,000.00

Eligible Projects:

Projects that improve the physical appearance of a community and enhance civic pride within the County through landscaping.

Eligible Applicants:

Community volunteer groups or existing community groups or not for profits may receive funding for beautification initiatives. 

Intake:

April/May annually

Deadline: June 1st

Funds distributed in late June/early July annually

For More Information:

Read the Community Beautification Initiatives Policy

Contact Parks and Recreation at 780 532 9727 

Apply Now!

100th Anniversary Grant

The 100th Anniversary Grant funds activities or infrastructure that commemorates the 100th anniversary of that community.

Value:

Maximum of $25,000

Eligible Projects:

Projects must be celebratory and located within the community that is being recognized for 100 years. Funds may not be directed to critical infrastructure that should be funded under the Capital Assistance or Major Capital Grants.

Eligible Applicants:

Existing community groups, either in consortium or independently. A community volunteer group that is formed for the purpose of creating a commemorative project is eligible for funding. Applicants must provide evidence that there is support from various parts of the community for the proposed project.

Intake:

August/September annually

Deadline: Not currently accepting applications

Funds distributed in late June/early July annually

For More Information:

Read the 100th Anniversary Grant Policy

Contact Parks and Recreation at 780 532 9727

 

 

Recreation and Culture Providers

If you are part of an organization that delivers recreational or cultural services to County residents, you may be eligible for funds to assist with operations or special projects.

Operating Assistance Grant

The Operating Assistance Grant funds recreational and cultural programming for County residents.

Value:

Maximum of $5,000

Eligible Projects:

Improvements to physical facilities are eligible.

Projects or programs that deliver recreational or cultural services are eligible.

Indoor ice arenas, halls, swimming pools, and curling rinks located in the County automatically receive operating funds to aid in the costs of insurance and utilities. In 2021 the values of these automatic funds are:

Ice arenas: $44,700

Swimming pools: $358,750

Halls: $4,780

Curling Rinks: $11,950

Eligible Applicants:

Local, non-profits or community volunteer groups that deliver recreation or culture services.

Intake:

Applications open February 1, 2021

Deadline:

April 1, 2021

Funds distributed in late June/early July annually

For More Information:

Read the Operating Assistance Grant- Recreation Advisory Boards Policy

Contact Parks and Recreation at 780 532 9727

Apply Now!

 

Capital Assistance Grant

The Capital Assistance Grant funds improvements and repairs to the physical infrastructure of recreational or cultural facilities that serve County residents.

Value:

Up to 50% of project costs, to a maximum of $50,000

Eligible Projects:

Improvements or repairs to the physical facilities are eligible.

Expenses related to operations (staffing, insurance, utilities) are not eligible.

Eligible Applicants:

Local, non-profits or community volunteer groups that own and/or operate facilities that provide recreational or cultural opportunities for County residents.

Applicants are required to apply and give an in-person presentation to the Grants Deliberation Committee.

Intake:

August 1 – September 15 annually.

Deadline:

Applicants present to the Grants Deliberation Committee in early November

Funding is approved in early December and successful applicants are announced in early January.

Conditional Grant Agreements are mailed to successful applicants in January.

Funds distributed in late June/early July annually

For More Information:

Read the Capital Assistance Grant Policy

Contact Parks and Recreation at 780 532 9727

Apply Now!

 

Major Capital Grant

The Major Capital Grant funds construction or rehabilitation to the physical infrastructure of facilities that serve County residents.

Value:

This grant is for projects that are valued in excess of $100,000.

Eligible Projects:

New construction, rehabilitation, repairs or improvements to facilities that provide a recognizable benefit to County residents are eligible.

Projects requiring structural improvements to a facility my be required to provide a report submitted by an engineer that confirms the condition of the facility. Parks and Recreation will determine is this is required and provide direction for the applicant. The County will cover costs associated with obtaining this report.

Eligible Applicants:

Non-Profit organizations that own and/or operate facilities that provide recreational or cultural opportunities for County residents.

Applicants are required to apply and give an in-person presentation to the Grants Deliberation Committee.

Intake:

August 1 – September 15 annually.

Deadline:

Applicants present to the Grants Deliberation Committee in early November

Funding is approved in early December and successful applicants are announced in early January.

Conditional Grant Agreements are mailed to successful applicants in January.

Funds distributed in late June/early July annually

For More Information:

Read the Major Capital Assistance Grant Policy

Contact Parks and Recreation at 780 532 9727

Apply Now!