City Accepting Applications for 2021 Community Grants

Applications for funding from local non-profit organizations that want to help make Fredericton a more livable and economically viable community are now being accepted as part of the City’s 2021 Community Funding Grants and Strategic Partner Capital Grants

The Finance & Administration Committee has approved, in principle, an amount of $270,000 for the 2021 Community Funding Grants, up $5,000 from 2020 to account for inflation.

A total of $75,000 is also available to community groups, in principle, under the 2021 Strategic Partner Capital Grants. City Council already has multi-year commitments of $225,000 to the Beaverbrook Art Gallery Capital Campaign, Capital Winter Club, and University of New Brunswick under this grant category.

“The pandemic has affected and challenged many community events, projects and non-profits,” said Councillor Greg Ericson, chair of the Finance & Administration Committee. “We are pleased to offer our support through this annual community funding program, which may help mitigate some of the unanticipated financial hardship.”

The deadline for eligible groups to apply is Friday, October 9, 2020, at 4:30 pm. Grant recommendations will be considered during the City’s 2021 Budget process.

Interested parties can obtain a copy of the application form, grant policy and criteria by visiting www.fredericton.ca/grants, or by contacting the Office of the City Clerk at 506-460-2857 or cityclerk@fredericton.ca.

Community Funding Grants

The focus of the Community Funding Grants is to encourage the growth and stability of Fredericton’s non-profit organizations whose purpose and activities align to achieve the outcomes of a more livable and economically viable community. 

Funding may be made available for festivals and events; educational and cultural development; recreation and tourism program support; arts, culture and heritage; as well as, festival and 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. Grants for general administrative purposes or social services will not be considered.

Strategic Partner Capital Grants

Strategic Partner Capital Grants encourage the growth and stability of strong, sustainable non-profit organizations whose purpose and services fit within the City’s 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 and Civic Engagement, Liveable Community, Mobility, Public Safety, and Sustainable Infrastructure.