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Rural Community Facility Capital Assistance Grant 2023


  1. 1. Step One
  2. 2. Organization Information
  3. 3. Facility Information
  4. 4. Project Budget
  5. 5. Attachments
  6. 6. Declaration & Submission
  • Step One

    1. Information and Application Package

      Red Deer County has grant funding available to non-profit community organizations, agricultural societies, recreation societies or associations and hall boards at least one year old to assist with funding capital projects. The application must be for the maintenance, repair, or enhancement of existing facilities located within Red Deer County.

      Due to limited funds (total budget is $300,000) and anticipated large volume of applications, not all requests meeting the established criteria will obtain grant approval, and a grant amount less than that sought by the applicant may be awarded. Previous Capital Grant Accounting Forms must be submitted prior to application.

      Rural Facilities will be eligible to receive between $1,000.00 to $100,000.00 in funding for capital projects involving maintenance and upkeep. A comprehensive feasibility study done at the cost of the applicant is required prior to Council consideration for groups that are constructing a building structure. Groups applying for enhancements to a building such as carpeting, or windows are not required to complete a comprehensive feasibility study.

      Grants are paid out upon Council’s approval. It is expected that County funds be leveraged by community contribution like sweat equity or fundraising, private partnerships and additional municipal/provincial dollars. Community organizations requesting funding for the construction of a new hall or expansion of an existing hall will be required to provide a financial contribution to the costs involved. The County will consider a contribution of up to 25 percent to a maximum of $100,000 of the new build/expansion costs.

      Applications must be for projects consistent with the Municipal Government Act, Public Park, and public recreation area, or school authority purpose. Funds received must be for recreation, cultural, or community facilities that are open for the use and enjoyment of all County residents. Grant funding for events or activities will not be considered under this program.

      Application for projects that duplicate existing facilities in a community or compete between community groups will not be supported.

      Current Financial Statements, a complete list of board members, and supplier quotations and estimates must be attached to the grant application. Signed (by two executive board members) board meeting minutes outlining board motion to approve the 2023 Capital Grant Project Application also to be attached to grant application. Eligible applicants should have status under the Societies Act. Those applicants that do not have status shall indicate so on the application and advise of their intention to register.

      Complete written applications for funding are to be forwarded to the Community Services Department prior to August 14, 2023. Applicants will be notified through written correspondence regarding the status of their application. The County requires a final financial accounting of all expenditures.

      If you have any questions about this application, please contact the Community Services Department at 350.2150 or by e-mail at

      Please email, deliver, or mail complete application to:

      Rural Community Facility Capital Assistance Grant

      Red Deer County
      38106 Range Road 275
      Red Deer County, AB T4S 2L9