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.
For 2023, a total of $173,394 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Projects are funded for a one year period, from January to December, with no expectation of continued funding beyond that term.
2023 Call for Grant Applications Announcement
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.
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.