City Accepting 2019 Community Grants Applications

Community organizations are invited to apply for 2019 Community Funding and Strategic Partner Capital Grants.

The City’s Finance & Administration Committee has approved, in principle, an amount of $260,000 for the 2019 Community Funding Grants, up $5,000 from 2018.  In addition, there will be a total of $64,308 in 2019 Strategic Partner Capital Grants available, in principle. City Council already has multi-year commitments of $200,000 to UNB, the Beaverbrook Art Gallery and the Charlotte Street Arts Centre under this grant category.

“City Council recognizes that independent community organizations in Fredericton deliver valuable programs and services to our residents,” said Coun. Greg Ericson, Chair of the City’s Finance & Administration Committee. “These grants help groups make investments in their programs, services and capital projects while supporting outcomes identified in the City’s Municipal Plan.”

The application process for the grants opens on August 31, 2018.  The deadline for eligible groups to apply is Friday, October 12, 2018 at 4:30 pm.

Interested parties can obtain a copy of the application form, as well as, the grant policy and criteria by visiting the City’s website at www.fredericton.ca/grants The information may also be obtained by contacting the Office of the City Clerk at 506-460-2857 or via e-mail at cityclerk@fredericton.ca.

Community Funding Grants

The focus of the Community Funding Grants is to encourage the growth and stability of non-profit organizations in the City whose purpose and activities align to achieve the outcomes of a more livable and economically viable community. To this end, the City may make available limited financial resources to organizations in the form of a grant.

The grant must be applied to a specific program or service, or used as capital funding for the construction of facilities or the purchase of equipment that will benefit the community at large. Grants for general administrative purposes or social services will not be considered.

Strategic Partner Capital Grants

Strategic Partner Capital Grants are intended to encourage the growth and stability of strong, sustainable non-profit organizations whose purpose and services fit within the City’s municipal mandate.  Funding will support significant physical infrastructure capital projects, which must align with the City’s Municipal Plan and help achieve the outcomes of the City’s eight program result areas. Grants for social services will not be considered.