In order to be eligible to receive funding projects must: - Primarily serve Chestermere residents. - Be open to the public and/or allow reasonable public access. - Demonstrate the need for financial assistance and demonstrate active fundraising efforts. - Not be eligible for funding through other City based grant funding sources, for the same project request. - Not be a duplicate of an existing project/program/service/event.
Applications are evaluated by the Human Services Advisory and Grant Funding Adjudication Committee against a number of criteria and then recommendations will be presented to Council.
Evaluation criteria includes: · Alignment with Council’s strategic priorities · Community need and support for the project · Effectiveness of the project strategy and implementation plan · Value demonstrated in the project budget.
Applicants may only submit one funding application per community organization.
Funding of the Community Grant program is subject to annual budget approval by Chestermere City Council.