Fee Assistance Program

The Red Deer County Fee Assistance Program offers financial support for individuals who are currently facing financial barriers to accessing recreation and culture opportunities. The program provides up to $300.00 per individual per year to put towards the costs of eligible registration fees.

Funds granted through this program will be paid by cheque, directly to the service provider. Funds will not be paid to the applicant.


The Red Deer County Fee Assistance Program is available to individuals who meet the below criteria:

  • The participant resides within Red Deer County or a Hamlet* located within Red Deer County.
  • The participant is registering, or planning to register, in a recreational or cultural program. 
  • The participant faces financial barriers to access the programs. 
  • The participant's household income is less than 200% of the Canada Low Income Cut-Off (LICO) (Proof of income required).
  • The participant can provide a referral from a community professional supporting the need for this funding. 

*Hamlets located in Red Deer County include Ardley, Benalto, Dickson, Lousana, Markerville, Springbrook, Spruce View, and Gasoline Alley.

The Red Deer County Fee Assistance Program is proudly sponsored by: 

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Fill out the online form in its entirety, including information about the applicant and all family members. A paper version of the form is also available which may be dropped off or mailed to: 

Community Services Fee Assistance Program
c/o Red Deer County
38106 Range Road 275
Red Deer County AB
T4S 2L9

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KidSport - Visit the Red Deer KidSport chapter online at https://kidsportcanada.ca/alberta/red-deer/ to find out how kids can access funding outside of the Red Deer County Fee Assistance Program. 

Canadian Tire Jumpstart - Canadian Tire Jumpstart is available to children/youth who meet their application requirements. Visit them online at https://jumpstart.canadiantire.ca/

fee assistance program frequently asked questions 

  1. How long does it take to process my application?

Applications are processed on a first come first serve basis.  Please allow for approximately 1 to 2 weeks for processing and, if approved, an additional 2 weeks to have the cheque mailed to the organization. 

  1. Do I need to register for the activity prior to submitting my application?
  1. Can I be reimbursed for programs I attended in the past?
  1. What do I do once I have been approved?