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Posted on: July 25, 2019

City offers grants to community social support programs

Human Services Advisory Board grants now available

Charities and not-for-profit organizations serving Chestermere are eligible for funding

Chestermere’s Human Services Advisory Board (HSA) will soon be awarding up to $200,000 in grants to social service programs that target the most critical need in our community and will make a significant difference in the lives of people experiencing poverty.

A streamlined application process is available to encourage local not-for-profit and registered charity organizations to seek this grant funding through Chestermere Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) and the United Way/Chestermere Partnership.

“Our preference is to partner with agencies that offer programs focusing on service delivery through prevention, early intervention and community development services,” says Danielle Fermin, Manager of Community Support Services for the City of Chestermere. “These programs should complement the Board’s goals of creating inclusive and engaged communities, positive development of children and youth, and overall social wellbeing in Chestermere.”

The HSA Board membership is made up of two City Council representatives, seven experienced volunteers from the community, and Chestermere Community Support Services staff. The board is tasked with allocating grant funds to proposals that contribute to the overall quality of life in Chestermere and achieve one or more of the overarching goals and priority outcomes described in the Social Investment Framework.

Proposals are welcome until Monday, August 26 and the joint application and funding criteria are available on the City’s website. Proposals will be reviewed and funds awarded based on the strength of the proposal, which will:

  • Identify the community need
  • Define the program design and approach in addressing social issues
  • Outline all research and current partnerships
  • List short and mid-term outcomes, and;
  • Describe current available funding.

Grants will be awarded for a funding period from January to December, 2020. The deadline for applications is Monday, August 26, 2019 at 4 p.m. and applicants must attend an information session with FCSS staff before their project will be considered.

Visit our website to learn more about the most recent grant recipients and previous projects sponsored by these funds.

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