Grants & Funding

Grant Writing 101 

Take the free online Grant Writing 101 Course (or numerous other Non-Profit Courses) at: https://www.alberta.ca/lookup/non-profit-online-courses.aspx

Grant Writing 201 Workshop in Lacombe

Date: Thursday, February 29, 2024 Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: In the Lacombe County Room at the Lacombe Memorial Centre 

Hear application tips from the administration that oversees these grant funds. Learn the do’s, don’ts, and common issues in grant writing at the local level. Suggested Prerequisite – Grant Writing 101

Supper is included with your free registration by February 21, 2024. For more information email recreation@lacombe.ca or call 403-782-1251

Facility Rental Assistance Grant

The intent of the Facility Rental Financial Assistance is to provide a small source of funds to assist in situations where the costs of the City's facilities are a financial burden to a group or organization. The grant is not intended for continued support. For additional information please view the grant guidelines document linked below.

UPDATED - Community Builder Partnership Policy

City Council will collaborate with applicants to develop cultural, recreational, and social amenities that benefit the general community. Partnership opportunities include operations and/or capital development initiatives that provide citizens with high-quality services, programs, and events. City Council invites and encourages collaborative partnerships whose aggregate outcomes will result in the completion of a facility, service, or event that:

  1. Aligns with municipal priorities established by City Council
  2. Maintains and or enhances service levels 
  3. Stimulates economic advantage and competitiveness for the City 
  4. Offers a clear return (social, economic, environmental) on investment
  5. Provides a platform for other projects
  6. Minimizes risk to the community and municipal government 
  7. Possesses tangible value in its own right
  8. Contributes to quality of life or quality of place

Community Group Funding

The City of Lacombe provides operational support to various community groups or agencies delivering programs and services that enhance and enrich our city and its residents. In determining the allocation to these groups, Administration will make recommendations based on community needs and the ability of those groups to respond to that need. It is expected these groups will meet established criteria, provide supporting documentation, and demonstrate the outcomes and results of the funding.

Community Wellness Grant

The Wellness Program is about creating a culture of wellness within the City of Lacombe. Foremost, it is a community-owned, city-wide initiative that supports citizen wellness through grassroots engagement. These grants serve to encourage our community to come forward as leaders and take an active role to promote health and wellness.

Lacombe Arts Endowment

The Lacombe Arts Endowment Fund builds and supports a vibrant and sustainable artistic community within the City of Lacombe and Lacombe County.  It provides a steady, ongoing source of funding that ensures literary, visual and performing artists can continue to follow their dreams and further their education in the arts, while our artistic community continues to grow and prosper.  Your donation will help keep these goals alive!

FCSS Community Grant

The purpose of the FCSS Community Grant Program is to support local social service programs that are preventive in nature and promote and enhance the wellbeing of individuals, families and community. The program is open to social non-profit community groups in the City of Lacombe.

PASS Program

The PASS program was initiated to help families facing financial hardship gain access to recreational activities offered in the City of Lacombe. This program encourages youth to participate in local programs that will increase their well-being and community involvement. When possible, fees for children and youth ages 0 to 18 years of age will be subsidized to the maximum of $100 per year per child.

Kids Sport

The reality is that cost keeps 1 in 3 Canadian kids out of organized sport. KidSport provides grants to help cover those costs to ensure that no kid is ever left watching from the sidelines.

JumpStart

Giving kids the opportunity to access sport and play is essential for their growth and development, which is why Jumpstart funds a variety of different sports and activities all with the goal of giving all kids the chance to discover their passion.