City Accepting Applications for 2018 Community Grants

The City of Fredericton is now accepting applications for its 2018 Community Funding Grants and Strategic Partner Capital Grants. 

The City’s Finance & Administration Committee has approved, in principle, an amount of $253,000 for the 2018 Community Funding Grants, up $3,000 from 2017.  A total of $100,000 is available to community groups, in principle, under the 2018 Strategic Partner Capital Grants.  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.

“These grants help community groups deliver programs and services or invest in capital projects,” said Coun. Dan Keenan, Vice-Chair of the City’s Finance & Administration Committee.  “The funding supports outcomes identified in our Municipal Plan and makes our City a more livable and economically viable City.”

The application process for the grants opens on August 31, 2017.  The deadline for eligible groups to apply is Friday, October 13, 2017 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.