Community Improvement Program

Please note that Community Improvement Program applications have been paused until 2021, due to the COVID pandemic.

Introducing....Strathmore's Community Improvement Program

The Community Improvement Program (CIP) is designed as a grant funding program to the Strathmore and area community organizations that improve Strathmore's identity and quality of life. The new program aims to ensure continuous support for local not-for-profit community organizations with a comprehensive model that addresses five streams:

  • Recreation & Cultural Events – to attract large scale events that bring prestige and economic impact, to support the development of new community events in their initial years, and to support unique one-time opportunities to connect and celebrate community and civic pride.
  • Minor Capital Projects – to support one-time capital investment costs to repair, renovate, upgrade or expand programs and service delivery provided by a community association.
  • Community Programs – to support organizations looking to offer programs to the community that are a demonstrated need. Priority for this stream will be given to programs that focus on children and families and are open to the public.
  • Family & Social Programs – to support events and programs that align directly with the Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) mandate. Click here to learn more about FCSS
  • Economic Development Initiatives – to support “For Profit Business” to position Strathmore as a destination of choice for the purpose of attracting business investment, tourism development, fostering trade and growing Strathmore. Click here to learn more about Economic Development.

Application Deadlines:

Click here for the Community Improvement Program Application.

Click here to view the budget for Recreation & Events

Click here to view the Minor Capital budget

The Recreation & Cultural Events stream will provide three (3) intakes per calendar year:

  • April 30 – Focus on June to September Events
  • July 31 – Focus on October to December Events
  • October 31 – Focus on January to May Events of the following year

The Minor Capital Project stream intake is August 30th for projects designated for the subsequent year.
 * Committee Review and Council Approval are tentative and subject to change based on scheduling and availability.

Looking for a donation to a silent auction table or giveaways? Request a gift or donation from the Town through our Gift Donation Form. For more information on the Community Investment Program, contact Mark Pretzlaff, Manager of Recreation & Culture at 403 934 3133.

Click here to view the Community Improvement Program Policy




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