Human Services Advisory Board Grants

The City of Chestermere has developed a joint application process for the streamlined administration of Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) and United Way/Chestermere Partnership Funding. This process contributes to effectively allocating resources and achieving desired social outcomes. The application has been developed with prevention, early intervention and community development as foundational program delivery strategies for reaching our overarching goals and priority outcomes.

The Social Investment Framework supports and guides Administration and the Human Services Advisory Board (HSAB) to coordinate funding and shape social programs offered to individuals, families, and community groups who call Chestermere home. Resources can be invested through a combination of direct service and grants to community service providers to achieve as many of the social priorities of the community.

Apply for HSAB Funding



To receive a copy of the 2022 Chestermere Funding Proposal forms please e-mail csinfo@chestermere.ca. 

The deadline to submit a completed proposal package is: 12:00 p.m., Friday, August 27. 

  • Funding must go to programs that specifically help meet the needs identified in the Social Investment Framework
  • For 2022, a total of $190,000 is available to support local initiatives that contribute to the advancement of social inclusion and equitable practices. 
  • Grant writers will receive access to a pre-recorded information session to support the preparation of the final proposal. Contact csinfo@chestermere.ca for more details. 
  • Projects are funded for a one year period, from January to December, with no expectation of continued funding beyond that term.

2022 Call for Grant Applications Announcement

Human Services Advisory Board grants now available

Seniors care. Youth training. Community connections. Skills development. Homelessness prevention. New immigrant care. 

All of these services are key elements to ensuring a strong social fabric, but no one group can meet all of the social needs present in our community. 

That’s why the Human Service Advisory Board (HSAB) is proud to once again invite all community organizations to submit a grant application for their programs that help meet the social services needs of Chestermere. 

“The call for applications for the 2022 HSAB grant program is now open,” says Board Chair Scot Caithness. “We invite all of Chestermere’s community organizations to apply for funding so that we can together best meet the needs of our city.”

HSAB funds have been allocated to many different organizations in the past and supported important programs like home visitations, volunteer mentorship, food security programs, financial literacy classes, teen leadership, mental health and more. 

And while the HSAB would like to be able to support all the requests presented to them, the total amount of funding is limited, so City Council has set new parameters on how the funding will be allocated going forward. 

The first change (that is in place for 2022 applications) is that funding must go to programs that specifically help meet the needs identified in the Social Investment Framework.

“Our Social Investment Framework (SIF) is a research-based plan that identifies the most urgent and prevalent social needs in Chestermere,” says Danielle Fermin, Manager of Chestermere’s Social Services. “By aligning funding allocations to the desired outcomes of the SIF, Council can be sure that the grants provided are put towards their strategic social priorities.”  

The deadline to apply for 2022 funding is August 27, 2021. 

The second change will come into effect for the 2023 funding allocation and specifies that the HSAB should allocate no more than 35 percent of available funding for each eligible grant stream per agency. This will help ensure that all community organizations have access to portions of the funding. 

“As our community grows, we want to ensure that our social investments are equitably allocated,” says Danielle Fermin, Manager of Chestermere’s Social Services. “With these new changes from City Council, the HSAB grant allocation program will become more streamlined, more equitable, and more effective in supporting programs that meet the specific needs identified in our Social Investment Framework.”

For more information about the HSAB grants, and how to apply for funding



FCSS Chestermere

Family and Community Support Services 


Family and Community Support Services is a program of the Government of Alberta, legislated in 1966, which provides funding on an 80% provincial 20% municipal cost-shared basis to municipalities and Metis settlements to develop, support, and/or fund preventative social services within their jurisdictions.
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United Way/Chestermere Partnership

 

The Human Services Advisory Board oversees the allocation of United Way Partnership funding in Chestermere and are guided by the desired results for communities identified by the United Way of Alberta. These desired results target the most critical needs in communities and will make a significant difference in changing the lives of people experiencing poverty in our community; and the many others at risk.

Recipients


Find out about the most recent grant recipients and learn more about the projects sponsored by these funds.