City Accepting Applications for 2020 Community Grants

Applications for funding from local non-profit organizations who want to help make Fredericton a more livable and economically viable community are now being accepted as part of the City of Fredericton’s 2020 Community Funding Grants and Strategic Partner Capital Grants. 

The City’s Finance & Administration Committee has approved, in principle, an amount of $265,000 for the 2020 Community Funding Grants, up $5,000 from 2019.

A total of $19,308 is also available to community groups, in principle, under the 2020 Strategic Partner Capital Grants.  City Council already has multi-year commitments of $264,308 to the Beaverbrook Art Gallery Capital Campaign, Capital Winter Club, Charlotte Street Arts Centre, Theatre New Brunswick, and UNB under this grant category

“We are pleased to be able to once again offer this community funding program,” said Coun. Greg Ericson, chair of the City’s Finance & Administration Committee.  “Whether it is for an event or a related capital project, as long as it aligns with our Municipal Plan and program areas, we want to hear from local non-profits.”  

The deadline for eligible groups to apply is Friday, October 11, 2019 at 4:30 pm.  Grant recommendations will be considered during the City’s 2020 Budget process.

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. 

Funding may be made available for festivals & events; educational & cultural development; recreation & tourism program support; arts, culture & heritage; as well as, festival & event innovation and greening.

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:  Corporate, Economic Vitality, Environmental Stewardship, Governance & Civic Engagement, Liveable Community, Mobility, Public Safety, and Sustainable Infrastructure.