Recognizing the positive impact community events and initiatives can have, the City of Wetaskiwin accepts applications for grants that benefit the community. The deadline for 2020 grant applications is Oct. 1.

Community Funding Requests for 2020 Now Being Accepted

Deadline to apply for 2020 grants-in-aid coming up Oct. 19

What makes a community? More than just a collection of buildings and the people who live in them, the fabric of a community is also woven by the myriad events and activities that bring us together.

From neighbourhood projects, spearheaded by friends and volunteers, to family-friendly events that draw generations together over food, music and shared memories, these are the strands that bind community together.

Recognizing the positive impact these events and initiatives can have, each year the City of Wetaskiwin accepts applications for grants up to $500 for events that benefit the community.

NEW THIS YEAR: The City is also opening the doors for community groups/organizations looking for more than $500 in funding, but the process is different from the usual Grant-in-Aid Application.

Grants 101: What you need to know:

$500 OR LESS IN FUNDING: Organizations looking for City of Wetaskiwin sponsorship or funding for an event or program taking place in 2020, or those applying for a grant-in-aid of up to $500, must apply by Oct. 1, 2019. (Find an application form at wetaskiwin.ca/grants)

OVER $500 IN FUNDING: For those seeking contributions of more than $500, a request must be made to City Council. Requests must registered with City Administration by Oct. 1 with applicants ready to present their funding request to Council on Oct. 28, 2019. No form is required – call 780-361-4409 to register.

Who’s eligible: The City strives to support events and initiatives that enrich the community as a whole, including arts and culture, heritage projects promoting area history, recreation, the environment and community pride – projects that promote the City of Wetaskiwin’s vision and mission, and celebrate its people.

Eligible organizations will be based in the City of Wetaskiwin and be in good standing with the City. If approved, requested aid may be used for capital expenditures, operational expenditures and operational and capital needs for in-kind aid.

How to apply: Beyond a project outline, applicants are asked to share how their project benefits the community and any link to the City’s strategic plan. Applicants must detail other fundraising efforts, the need for the requested aid and what it will be used for, and proof of financial stability, including the organization’s most recent financial statement and a budget for the project showing how the grant will be used. Proof of insurance is also required.

Follow-Up: To be eligible for future funding, organizations must provide a written report – including a financial statement—within 90 days after the event containing an event summary and a financial report of how the funds were used.

Learn more about the City of Wetaskiwin’s Grant policy at wetaskiwin.ca/grants.

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