City Announces Information About 2017 Grants

August 24, 2016 – The City of Fredericton has announced information about its 2017 Community Funding Grants and Strategic Partner Capital Grants. 

The City’s Finance & Administration Committee has approved, in principle, an amount of $250,000 for the 2017 Community Funding Grants.  This in an increase of $1,424 over 2016.

The Committee has also approved, in principle, a total of $300,000 for the 2017 Strategic Partner Capital Grants. That matches the total set aside in 2016, which was $100,000 more than in 2015.

“We are making upwards of $550,000 available in grants for 2017,” said Coun. Greg Ericson, Chair of the City’s Finance & Administration Committee.  “This is a significant investment in our community and slightly exceeds the increased level of funding put in place last year.”

The application process for the grants opens on August 31, 2016.  The deadline for eligible groups to apply is Friday, October 14, 2016 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 and searching for the Grants link.  The information may also be obtained by contacting the Office of the City Clerk at 506-460-2857 or via e-mail atcityclerk@fredericton.ca.

Community Funding Grants

The focus of the Community Funding Grants is to encourage the growth and stability of non-profit groups and organizations in the City whose purpose and activities align to achieve the outcomes and strategic objectives of Livable Community and Economic Vitality program results. To this end, the City may make available limited financial resources to groups and 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 to 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 groups and 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 and strategic objectives of the City’s eight program result areas.