Through the Capital Project Grant, Big Lakes County provides a source of funds for eligible capital projects to be undertaken by community organizations that provide community services within the County.
Council Policy ADMIN-55 Grant Funding Policy governs this program.
Who can apply
- Community organizations who are a registered society within the province of Alberta;
- Community organizations who have charitable status with the government of Canada;
What you need to apply
- A complete application form (link below);
- Current Financial Statements, signed by two executed officers that have been approved by your organization at it's AGM;
- Most recent proof of filing;
- Annual General Meeting minutes, from the year you're applying;
- Signed grant agreement (in the application form);
- Current years association budget;
- Capital project budget and plan;
- Quotes/estimates for the equipment, materials, labour, etc. identified in the application. All estimates should be obtained locally;
Funds shall be used towards the following projects:
- Land or buildings;
- Facility/site construction, renovation or repair;
- Facility/site assessment, study, design, or construction documents to support the above projects;
What you need to know
- Late applications will not be accepted;
- Incomplete applications will not be considered for funding;
- Projects must be completed in accordance with the Safety Codes Act;
- Retroactive payments will not be made;
- Projects that benefit individuals and/or family groups are ineligible for funding;
- If you're unable to complete your project in the year it was approved, a request for an extension must be submitted to the County by October 31;
- In the event of an emergency, a capital project application can be submitted in the same year funding is requested. Payments will not be made retroactively, and the decision to fund is pending Council approval;
Big Lakes County may fund up to 50% of the total project cost(s). Funds will only be provided after an approved community organization completes a claim form.
Applications are due October 31 of each year. If your project is approved, you can begin the project on January 1 of the following year.
2019 Approved Projects
In 2019, Big Lakes County approved nine projects totalling $104,677.66. The following projects were approved: the Faust Community League will purchase supplies for a Christmas Light Up, the Kinosayo Museum will build a Machine Shed, the Joussard Community Association will purchase Mowers, Big Meadow Community Hall Association will replace their Roof, the High Prairie Agricultural Society will replace their Furnaces, the High Prairie and District Golf Club will replace their Furnaces, the Banana Belt Recreation Association will replace their Boiler, the Faust Community League will install Benches, and the High Prairie Golden Age Club will complete Centre Repairs.