06/14/18 4:30 PM
Grants of up to $10,000 to Parkland County, Alberta nonprofit organizations for a range of activities benefitting local residents. The following types of support are available: operating support, project support, and minor capital support. This program offers assistance to local organizations whose activities provide valuable programs, services and activities to Parkland County residents and help to develop community leadership, and empower citizens to build strong and caring communities.
This grant exists to enhance the ability of these organizations to continue to prosper and flourish while offering valuable services to the community.
The financial assistance available will be in the form of an annual grant for facility and/or organizational operations for organizations that operate their own facility.
Up to 50% of eligible facility operating expenditures for:
i. Sewer servicing (e.g. septic tank servicing, outdoor toilets)
iii. Natural Gas, Propane, Oil
iv. Parking lot maintenance (e.g. snow removal, grading, gravel, etc.)
v. Landscaping maintenance/outdoor amenity costs (e.g. grass cutting, tree removal, etc.)
vi. Fire suppression system inspection and servicing (e.g. extinguishers, sprinklers, alarms etc.)
viii. Facility rental/lease costs for operations.
Up to 25% of organizational operating expenditures for:
ii. Supplies and materials
iii. Printing, Photocopying, postage
v. Volunteer recognition or training
vii. Rentals (equipment, vehicles)
viii. Professional and administrative salaries or benefits, consultant services
The allocation of the Not for Profit Organization Minor Capital Grant is based on the assessed priority of the project as follows:
a. Fire, Safety and Health – Projects that are required to conform to fire and safety codes.
b. Preventive Maintenance – Projects that are necessary to prevent the facility’s infrastructure from deteriorating (e.g. replace furnace, new roof, new wiring or plumbing, etc.).
c. Renovation / Improvements – Projects that restore the facility to its previous condition due to aging or heavy use (e.g., new flooring, replacement of bathroom or kitchen or electrical fixtures) or add a facility or amenity where one did not previously exist.
d. Equipment- Purchase or repair of capital equipment (if purchase cost is over $5,000 and useful life over 3 years).
e. Priority will also be given to facilities located in Parkland County, followed by facilities in partner communities where there is no cost share agreement in place.
The allocation of the Not for Profit Organization Project Grant is based on:
i. Special event activities
ii. New projects or programming (e.g. start-up funds to support new programs, membership drives or equipment for new programs)
iii. New component to an existing program (adding some new features to a program that is already successful to attract a greater community awareness/participation)
iv. Volunteer training (e.g. workshop attendance fees)
Each project must provide services that are available for public use/benefit. Eligible expenses include:
i. Purchase of program supplies and equipment
ii. Payment for program / event staff or instructors
iii. Payment for entertainment
iv. Publicity costs
v. Rental / facility Costs
vi. Food or non-alcoholic beverage costs
vii. Licensing / permit fees (e.g. SOCAN, Public Performance License)
GrantWatch ID#: 146435
The maximum combined total amount awarded to any organization under this policy shall not exceed $10,000 per year.
a. The maximum grant awarded for facility operations shall not exceed $3,500.
b. The maximum grant award for organizational operations shall not exceed $10,000.
c. The total maximum grant award for operating shall not exceed $10,000 total.
Minor capital projects may provide a maximum of $5,000 in one year with a five-year maximum overall award of $15,000 per organization.
Funding may be awarded up to a maximum to $5,000.
Operating: Expenses must have been incurred within the organization’s last fiscal year and be included on the most recent audited/reviewed financial statements.
Minor Capital: The project will occur within the year in which approved funding is being provided.
Project: The project will occur within the year in which approved funding is being provided.
General Eligibility Criteria:
The Applicant must satisfy the following minimum standards and must meet the Terms and Conditions set out for the specific grant program being applied for.
1. The Applicant must be a registered Not For Profit organization in existence for more than one year as of the deadline date for filing the grant application.
2. The Applicant shall have an open membership to its organization and programs, except for valid program factors (e.g. geographic location, age).
3. The Applicant’s facilities, projects, programs and activities must focus on improving the quality of life for Parkland County residents.
4. The grant applied for shall be intended and used to further the Applicant’s not-for-profit activities, and must not either directly or indirectly be intended or used to further a profit venture.
5. The Applicant must demonstrate fiscal responsibility and manage its finances in a responsible manner.
6. Applicants with a mandate to serve a broader region than Parkland County may be considered provided that separate financial information is submitted for Parkland County region based facilities, projects, programs and events.
7. Applications that demonstrate servicing a higher percentage/number of Parkland County residents may receive higher prioritization.
8. Applications that demonstrate the provision of programs, services and/or facilities in partnership with other organizations may receive higher prioritization.
9. The Applicants must have completed a final report and shown recognition to Parkland County for any previous funding received under this program, if applicable.
10. This policy applies to registered Not For Profit organizations serving Parkland County residents except: Community Associations recognized under Policy RP-016 and; not for profit organizations that receive operational funding, such as an Agricultural Society (funding from the Province), are not eligible to apply for the Operating Grant (Schedule A).
Priorities are given to non profit groups that align with Parkland County’s strategic pillars and the following criteria:
-Developing community and community assets;
-Supporting physical activity and healthy lifestyles;
-Building an appreciation for culture, arts, and heritage.
Non-eligible expenses include: debt retirement, fundraising activities, depreciation, amortization, donations, gifts, honorariums, capital costs or project costs where other funding is received from Parkland County, liquor and liquor related expenses.
Expenses not covered:
i. The purchase of alcohol for program / event and related expenses (i.e. liquor license)
ii. Programs already funded by another agency (e.g. FCSS)
Minor capital projects may be covered up to 50% of the cost of the project. The percentage supplied by the not for profit organization may include cash and/or in kind donations of equipment, supplies and donated labor.
Project funding may be awarded up to 50% of the eligible project costs. 50% contribution of eligible costs from the not for profit organization can come in the form of in kind donations, volunteer hours and available funding.
The deadline for application and required documents is Thursday, June 14, 2018 by 4:30 PM.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Mail or In Person:
Attn: Parks, Recreation & Culture Parkland County
53109A HWY 779
Parkland County, AB