City provides $803,500 in community grants as part of Budget 2021

Despite COVID-19, funds to be provided to community stakeholders at no additional cost to taxpayers

The City of Fredericton’s 2021 Budget will provide $803,500 in grants and support to local groups despite COVID-19 challenges. The City will provide contributions in the areas of Strategic Partner Capital Grants and Community Grants.

“2020 proved to be a challenging year, but we are happy to support these key local groups who help make Fredericton a vibrant community to live in,” said Coun. Greg Ericson, Chair of the City’s Finance & Administration Committee. "The purposes and services of the non-profit groups, organizations, and festivals that received Community Grants this year align well with the City of Fredericton’s long-term plans."

The overall breakdown of grants and contributions is as follows:

  • Strategic Partner Capital Grants - $300,000
  • Community Grants - $270,000
  • Arts, Heritage and Culture Grants - $78,500
  • Major Events - $100,000
  • Sport Tourism - $55,000

Total Grants and Contributions - $803,500

The following are the specific details about the Strategic Partner Capital Grants and Community Grants for 2021.

Strategic Partner Capital Grants

  • UNB – "Forging our Futures" - $100,000 (15-year commitment (2009-2023) – $100,000/year)
  • Beaverbrook Art Gallery – Capital Campaign - $50,000 (20-year commitment (2012-2041) – $50,000/year
  • Capital Winter Club - $75,000 (4-year commitment (2019-2022)
  • Science East - $30,000 (single-year commitment)
  • Fredericton Local Rugby Club - $14,600 (single-year commitment)
  • United Way Centraide - $26,900 (single-year commitment)
  • Branch Out Productions - $3,500 (single-year commitment)

Total Strategic Partnership Grants - $300,000

Community Grants

Festivals:

  • Canada Day – Fredericton Civic Pride Committee - $44,000
  • Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival - $45,000
  • Multicultural Association - $5,000
  • NB African Association - $4,500
  • NB Highland Games & Scottish Festival - $21,500
  • Shivering Songs (Capital Arts Support) - $5,000
  • The Notable Acts Theatre Company - $4,500
  • NBEX - $12,500
  • Flourish Festival - $5,000
  • Fredericton Pride Festival - $5,000

Other:

  • York Sunbury Historical Society/Museum - $26,000
  • Science East - $21,000
  • NB Youth Orchestra (Sistema NB) - $22,000
  • Fredericton Outdoor Summer Theater (FROST) - $7,000
  • Beaverbrook Art Gallery - $27,500
  • Centre Communautaire Sainte - Anne - $8,000
  • Bard in the Barracks - $6,500

Total Community Grants - $270,000

Funds being made available under the Arts, Heritage & Culture Grants, Major Events and Tourism categories will be distributed in 2021 based on need and additional grant application processes. 

Recipients of community grants for event organization will receive half the funding up front and half upon completion of the event.  For complete details on the City’s 2021 Budget, visit Fredericton.ca and search Budget 2021.