Recreation & 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 2021 Grant, you are required to complete your Year End Report for the 2020 funds you received last year.
|Application Forms||Deadline GHGHGHGHGHG|
|COMMUNITY HALLS||October 29, 2021|
|FACILITIES||October 29, 2021|
October 8, 2021
|PROGRAMS & EVENTS||
October 8, 2021
SPECIAL CAPITAL PROJECTS Applications - contact the Community Development Coordinator for more information.
|Year End Reports
October 29, 2021
|NEW INITIATIVES & PROGRAMS/EVENTS GRANTS||
April 6, 2021
Recreation Areas operated by CVR include:
LINDSAY A. EVANS PARK
Take a peaceful drive through the bountiful farmland and countryside to the Lindsay A. Evans Park (South of Kitscoty on 897, West on TWP 490 for 3.5 miles and it is on your left). A tranquil setting for bird watching, picnics and even some canoeing. Open daily 7am - 11 pm from June 1 to after the Sept long weekend. Alcohol not allowed. The park is named for Lindsay A. Evans (1891-1976) - a renowned local artist and nature lover dedicated to enhancing his community. Definitely a great little gem in our County!
MCNABB WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
If you are looking for a nature spot, check out the McNabb Wildlife Sanctuary – bird watching, deer, wildlife and more! A quiet retreat for connecting with nature. Located at SE-18-49-5-W4M (TWP 492 and RR 55; southeast of Vermilion). Operated by the County of Vermilion River on land donated by Mr. Colin McNabb in 1992.
Check out the VISITING US Page for more things to see and do!
External Grant Opportunities:
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. Closes: May 31, 2021.
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-ptofit 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.
GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA
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.
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