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Funding and Grant Opportunities

There are a variety of grants through the Town of High River’s Community Support Services designed to support High River groups, organizations and residents.

Community Vitality Fund

High River’s Council is committed to supporting citizens to take on community led initiatives that contribute to the vitality of the town. The Community Vitality Fund ensures that individuals and groups have financial resources, while also building capacity within local citizens to execute community projects that are a priority for residents. Thriving community led initiatives ensure the prosperous growth, vitality, and sustainability of High River, all thanks to dedicated residents.

For more information view the documents below:

COVID-19 Social Services Funding

*Effective April 21, 2020, the Government of Alberta will be temporarily suspending applications for the $30 million in emergency social services funding to charities, not-for-profits and civil society organizations to support their COVID-19 response. Government has received over 600 applications. Current applications are being reviewed, and approvals for urgent requests will occur before reopening intake of applications.

The Alberta Government is providing $30 million to municipalities, charitable and non-profit organizations to provide help to individuals, seniors, families, and other vulnerable Albertans who are isolated or impacted by measures to contain COVID-19. Of the $30 million, a total of $14 million has been allocated to support communities outside of Calgary and Edmonton.

FCSS Community Grant Program

Every year, High River’s FCSS provides grants to community organizations through funding from the Province of Alberta and Town of High River. Programs must meet the FCSS mandate and eligibility guidelines set by the province.

To be considered for funding, programs must be social services that are preventative in nature to promote and enhance well-being among individuals, families and communities or programs that promote volunteerism. Programs cannot duplicate other services, be primarily a recreational service, provide direct support to individuals or provide crisis or rehabilitative services.

Examples of programs that have received funding from High River FCSS include Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Foothills Regional Victim Services and Foothills Community Immigrant Services.

United Way/ High River Partnership Grants

Increasing awareness and raising the funds our community needs to provide projects and support to those in need. The United Way/High River Partnership supports the healthy community concept of promoting well-being through community partnerships, initiatives and action.

The High River Partnership Committee is made up of a minimum of eight local volunteers representing social service providers, community stakeholders and businesses (including the Town appointee). The committee is accountable to the Town of High River and responsible for monitoring community needs, investing in essential local social programs and initiatives, and running a local United Way campaign.

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