January 22nd, 2021

Community Foundation grant applications open

By Jensen, Randy on August 21, 2020.


The Community Foundation is accepting grant applications for the Community Priorities and Henry S. Varley Fund for Rural Life granting programs.

The Community Priorities granting program is the Community Foundation’s oldest granting initiative, the foundation said in a news release. Supported by numerous donors over the past 54 years, it is also the Community Foundation’s largest granting initiative. Primarily, this granting program supports one-time costs of construction, renovation, or equipment purchases, in an effort to help improve an organization’s capacity. The application deadline is 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 15.

The objective of the Henry S. Varley Fund for Rural life is to provide support to community organizations that work to sustain a high quality of life in the rural communities of southwestern Alberta. The fund was established through a bequest of Pincher Creek-area rancher Bill Long to honour his uncle Henry Varley and the family’s ranching heritage. This fund provides grants to rural projects in areas of innovation, community collaboration, education, and training. The application deadline is 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 15.

In order to apply to either grants program, applicants must be a CRA-recognized qualified donee, or apply in partnership with a qualified donee, including a municipality, school district or CRA-registered charity. To learn more about the grant application process and how best to prepare your application, interested parties are invited to attend the upcoming grants information session, hosted on Zoom at 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 24. To access the link and RSVP for this session, please email grants@cflsa.ca.

More information on eligibility, funding criteria, and the online application, which must be submitted electronically, are available on the Community Foundation’s website at http://www.cflsa.ca/grants.

The Community Foundation’s grants co-ordinator is available to assist organizations with their grant applications, and can be reached at 403-328-5297.

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