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One of the goals of the Community Social Development (CSD) department is to build community capacity. The Department offers consultative, administrative and funding support to volunteer groups and agencies who endeavour to meet the social needs in the community.
Accordingly, the CSD offers grants to non-profit groups for short-term, preventive and/or community enrichment projects up to a maximum of $20,000.00.
• Non-profit groups registered under the Society’s Act, or sponsored by a registered or government agency.
• Local chapter of a provincial or federal non-profit group.
**There are two streams of funding:
• Community Social Impact
**Special project funding cannot be used for an existing project.
Family & Community Support Services
Grant monies may be available for short-term projects within Grande Prairie, Alberta city limits, which enhance the social well-being of individuals, families and community through prevention.
FCSS is a unique funding partnership between the Government of Alberta and participating municipalities or Métis Settlements. Provincially, the FCSS Program receives its mandate from the Family and Community Support Services Act and Regulation.
Projects must do one or more of the following:
1. Help people to develop independence, strengthen coping skills and become more resistant to crisis;
2. Help people to develop an awareness of social needs;
3. Help people to develop interpersonal and group skills which enhance constructive relationships among people;
4. Help people and communities to assume responsibility for decisions and actions which affect them;
5. Provide supports that help sustain people as active participants in the community.
Some eligible activities of a Special Project could include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Information and referral services
• Capacity building
• Increasing public awareness about community issues
• Developing strategies for community advocacy
• Developing comprehensive social community plans and initiatives
• Environmental scans
• Service reviews
• Needs assessments
• Strategic planning
• Social Innovation/Enterprise
• An event to enhance knowledge or develop skills
• Collection of data
Deadline for applications is October 15, 2017
Applications can be email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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