Community Enhancement Funding

CVR has numerous grants available to community groups operating facilities and programs that support recreation and community enhancement.

Before Applying for a 2023 Grant, you are required to complete your Year End Report for the 2022 funds you received last year.  


Application Forms


COMMUNITY HALLS                                

October 13, 2023


October 13, 2023


April 14, 2023 or October 13, 2023

SPECIAL CAPITAL PROJECTS Applications - contact the Community Development Coordinator for more information. 


Year End Reports


October 13, 2023                        
PROGRAMS & EVENTS GRANT YEAR END REPORT                              April 14, 2023
External Grant Opportunities:

Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Return to Play Grant: Designed to provide financial support to organizations that will facilitate Alberta's youth (18 and under), families and individuals with disabilities' return to being physically active in their communities.


Civil Society Fund: Organizations can apply for a one-time grant to support an effective and sustainable recovery of the civil society sector.  


Alberta Blue Cross Built Together healthy communities grant program was created to help Albertans build spaces for active living in their community.  Recipients receive a one time $50,000 grant to fund an infrastructure project in their community.


Makadiff Sport Participation "RESTART" Grant Program The RESTART Program will offer targeted financial support totalling $300,000 to eligible grassroots sport organizations to assist in their recovery from the impacts of COVID-19 and in their preparations for a safe and proper 2021 recommencement of community sport during and post-pandemic. 


Canadian Tire Jumpstart Program Canadian Tire Jumpstart is a community-based charitable progam that helps kids in financial need participate in organized sport and recreation.


KidSport Alberta Chapter Provincial Funding  KidSport Canada is a national not-for-profit organization that provides financial assistance for registration fees and equipment to kids aged 18 and under.


Communities ChooseWell Healthy Community Grant Every year, Communities ChooseWell offers a Healthy Community Grant to help support our ChooseWell Champions in developing an environment where healthy choices are easier, accessible to everyone and sustainable.


Co-op Community Spaces Co-op Community Spaces has been developed to help protect, beautify and improve spaces across Western Canada.


UFA Rural Communities Foundation The foundation is committed to giving $500,000 over five years to rural Alberta to improve the sustainability of farmers and ranchers in Alberta.  Communities are encouraged to apply for projects that enrich education, recreation and culture.


Peavey Industries Community Agriculture Grant Funds are awarded to projects dedicated to innovative community-building and/or agriculturally focused initiatives that will help strengthen local areas, towns or cities.



Community Facility Enhancement Programs (CFEP) The Community Facility Enhancement Program provides financial assistance for the expansion and upgrading of Alberta's extensive network of community-use facilities.  The program provides matching grants to Indian Bands, Metis Settlements, and registered community non-profit groups to build, purchase, repair, renovate, or otherwise improve related family and community wellness facilities.


Community Initiatives Program (CIP) The Community Initiatives Program supports project-based initiatives in areas such as community services, seniors' services, libraries, acrts and culture, sports, education, and health and recreation.  The maximum grant is $75,000 per project per year and applications can be submitted at any time.  CIP funding is approved on a matching grant basis.  The matching requirement may be met in the form of any contribution of money, volunteer labour, services, or donated materials or equipment for the project.



Related Items:


Dewberry Recreation Area Map
Kitscoty Recreation Area Map
Marwayne Recreation Area Map
Paradise Valley Recreation Area Map
Vermilion Recreation Area Map
Town of Vermilion - Master Recreation Plan 2015-2017

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