The City of Fredericton encourages growth and stability of non-profit groups and organizations in the city through various funding programs including Community Funding Grants, Strategic Partner Capital Grants, and Arts, Culture and Heritage Grants. The Community Funding & Strategic Partner Capital grant applications generally become available by the beginning of September each year with a closing date of mid-October. The application process for the Arts, Culture and Heritage Grants begins in January.

Arts, Culture & Heritage Grants 2023

The Arts, Culture and Heritage Funding Program of the City of Fredericton is designed to encourage new projects or activities in the creative arts, culture and heritage sectors through the provision of small grants to eligible organizations. Grants are awarded through a jury process. 

Please read the Funding Application Guidelines below before completing the Application Form.

  • Application Form and Funding Guidelines: PDF / Word

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Friday, February 10, 2023 at 4:30 pm.

Questions may be directed to Culture at 506-471-3378 or

Fredericton 175+ Community Celebration Grants

Fredericton’s history goes back thousands of years. Originally home to the Wolastogiyik People, the French and British followed. Today, this scenic bend on the river is home to people from around the world.

Fredericton was incorporated as a city on March 30, 1848, by an Act of the Provincial Legislature. 175 years later, we pause to celebrate that milestone, along with all the history that went before. As part of those observations, the City of Fredericton is pleased to provide $50,000 in Fredericton 175 & more (or Fredericton 175+) Community Celebration Grants.

The grants are intended to support projects and activities organized by community organizations interested in celebrating Fredericton’s rich history and culture. Eligible activities must take place in the City of Fredericton and be accessible to the public. They must also be inclusive and demonstrate engagement of community members from diverse backgrounds.

Fredericton 175+ will be formally celebrated in the city from August 11-20, 2023. Preference will be given to applications proposed for this time, however, this is not a requirement, and the grant selection jury will evaluate all applications, regardless of timeframe. All activities must occur before December 31, 2023.

Seven community grants will be available through this program in the following amounts: three (3) $10,000 grants and four (4) $5,000 grants, for a total of $50,000.

  • Program Information, Guidelines and Criteria (Application form begins on Page 3) – PDF / Word

The deadline for applications is 4:30 pm, Friday, February 10, 2023. Questions? Contact Fredericton Tourism.

Community Funding & Strategic Partner Capital Grants 2023

The City of Fredericton is now accepting applications for its 2023 Community Funding Grants and Strategic Partner Capital Grants. 

Community Funding Grants 2023

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 to the community at large.

Past applicants are reminded that successful applications received under any of the grant categories for the same purpose or event are only considered once and limited to one annual grant from the City of Fredericton.

The City’s Municipal Finance and Corporate Administration has approved, in principle, an amount of $343,000 for the 2023 Community Funding Grants, up $24,000 from 2022 to account for inflation.

Strategic Partner Capital Grants 2023

A total of $300,000 is also available to community groups under the 2023 Strategic Partner Capital Grants, from which City Council has already committed $150,000 in multi-year funding to the Beaverbrook Art Gallery Capital Campaign and University of New Brunswick.

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, Livable Community, Mobility, Public Safety, and Sustainable Infrastructure.

The deadline for eligible groups to apply to both the Community Funding Grants and Strategic Partner Capital Grants is Friday, October 14, 2022 at 4:30 pm.

Applications must be submitted to the Office of the City Clerk, City of Fredericton, 397 Queen Street, Fredericton, NB, E3B 1B5; Fax: 506-460-2905; Email: