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The City accepts applications for festival funding, based on specific criteria, for groups and/or individuals wishing to apply for funds.
This funding is designed to support and encourage the development of local artists and groups involved in the arts.
This funding is designed to support programs/projects which foster and promote the enjoyment of visual, literary and performing arts by local artists and groups that contribute to the cultural fabric of the community (e.g. exhibitions, displays, preservation of art)
The Beautification Grant provides to community groups and organizations who are making improvements to the community. These improvements can be for example, additions of banners to a neighbourhood, creation of a garden or improvements to an existing park.
The City provides financial support to various community groups or agencies who provide programs and services that benefit the City of Grande Prairie and its residents.
The City is please to offer funding to festivals and sporting events that have a tourism draw of 100 km or greater, resulting in at least 35% of attendance by visitors to our community.
The Neighbourhood Enhancement Matching Grant provides opportunities for Neighbourhood Associations to start innovative and creative community projects to improve their neighbourhoods.
The Parks Improvement Funding Program has funds available to qualifying organizations looking to improve or enhance an existing neighbourhood park.
The SafeGrowth Matching Grant provides opportunities for Businesses, Neighbourhood Associations and Not For Profit Groups to make their site safer by installing appropriate measures by utilizing SafeGrowth principles.
The 2010 Arctic Winter Games Legacy Fund offers funding to bring new and exciting recreation, sporting and cultural events for youth to Grande Prairie and region. Funding is rewarded to new events (1st year) or a sporting or cultural event that does not occur each year.
Pursuit of Excellence Athlete Development funding is provided to assist in the training and development of individual athletes who are pursuing excellence in their chosen sport.
Pursuit of excellence funding for clinic hosting encourages training opportunities at the local level. This allows a greater number of Coaches/Officials/Volunteers to benefit from the training.
Coaching education is the number one priority with Pursuit of Excellence. Funding is available to assist coaches, referees, officials, and other volunteers to attend training opportunities to further their expertise in their chosen sport.
This Scholarship supports local high performance athletes who have demonstrated the ability to compete at the international level. Two $2500.00 scholarships are given out annually.
Pursuit of Excellence awards up to four $1000.00 scholarships annually to individual athletes who are pursuing excellence in their sport.
Recipients of Pursuit of Excellence (POE) funding must account for how POE funding was used.
Pursuit of Excellence provides travel assistance to Athletes, Coaches and even whole teams to attend National and International events.
The Urban Residential Development Grant is a per dwelling financial incentive to encourage the addition of residential units in the downtown area.
The Façade Improvement Grant is a cost matching grant to encourage business owners in the downtown area to invest in enhancing the appearance and impact of their building’s frontage
The Patio Grant is a cost matching grant to encourage business owners in the downtown area to invest in the addition of an outdoor patio.
An owner of a building within the Downtown Incentives Program Boundary may apply for funding under the Façade Improvement Grant retroactively for improvements where the building permit was issued between January 1, 2015 and the deadline of the 2016 Spring intake period.
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