City provides over $766,000 in grants as part of Budget 2018

Fredericton City Council will provide $766,430 in grants and support to local groups as part of the municipality’s 2018 Budget. This includes contributions in the areas of Strategic Partner Capital Grants and Community Grants, as well as, Arts, Heritage & Cultural Activity/Program Grants, Major Events, and Sport Tourism.

“We provide project and specific program funding through these grants to encourage the growth and stability of strong, sustainable non-profit groups and organizations whose purposes and services align with the City’s long-term plans,” said Coun. Dan Keenan, vice-chair of the City’s Finance & Administration Committee. “This year, we’ve increased funding for our city’s key festivals by about 30%, so that they can continue to sustainably operate – drawing in tourists and making Fredericton a vibrant place to live.”

The overall breakdown of grants and contributions is as follows:

Grants Category Amount
Strategic Partner Capital Grants $200,000
Community Grants  292,500
Arts, Heritage and Culture Activity/ Program Grants    99,500
Major Events 80,000
Sport Tourism 94,430
TOTAL  $766,430

Following are the specific details about the Strategic Partner Capital Grants and Community Grants for 2018:

Strategic Partner Capital Grants 2018

Recipient

Amount

UNB – "Forging our Futures"

15-year commitment (2009-2023) – $100,000/year

$100,000

Beaverbrook Art Gallery – Capital Campaign

20-year commitment (2012-2031) – $50,000/year

 50,000

Charlotte Street Arts Centre
5-year commitment (2016-2020) – $90,000 in 2016; $50,000 2017-2019; $10,000 in 2020

 50,000

TOTAL 

 $200,000


Community Grants 2018

Description Amount
Festivals  
Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival  $65,000
Canada Day – Fredericton Civic Pride Committee  50,000
NB Highland Games & Scottish Festival  35,000
Shivering Songs (Capital Arts Support) 10,000
NB African Association 10,000
Multicultural Association  7,000
Bard in the Barracks 8,000
The Notable Arts Theatre Company 5,000
Other  
York Sunbury Historical Society/Museum 28,000
Science East 25,000
NB Youth Orchestra (Sistema NB) 25,000
Fredericton Outdoor Summer Theater (FROST) 8,000
Ability New Brunswick 7,500
Christ Church Cathedral 7,000
Ambassadorship Grant / Travelling Athlete 2,000
TOTAL  $292,500

The City approved the 2018 Budget as part of a Council budget meeting held on December 11, 2017. Details about the budget can be found on the City’s website at www.fredericton.ca. Search Budget 2018.