Westlock County Council recognizes the contribution residents make to their community by delivering a service, recreation or leisure activity through local Community Centers within Westlock County. It is the intention of Westlock County to support these volunteer agencies and local service groups that support community growth, through construction, upgrades or re-development enhancing the lifespan of public use facilities through this grant funding policy. The following will guide and govern decisions made by the County about how funds within its control are used to invest in our community each financial year.
Westlock County Community Grants
The Westlock County Community Grant Program has awarded capital, project, and operational grants, hamlet mowing and clean up and gravel grants, assistance grants to young athletes, and scholarships to students to community organizations and residents through the Community Grant application process. Due to an increase in the number of operating funding requests from the community, the Budget Committee reflected on how to provide equitable distribution of funding to all the community organizations requesting it.
Applications will be reviewed and awarded by Westlock County Council and Applicants will be notified of their approval by mail or e-mail by Westlock County in December.
Westlock County 2023 Community Grant Application Submission Deadline: Thursday, September 15, 2022 at 4:30 pm.
If you have, any questions please feel free to contact the Community Services Coordinator, Adrienne Finnegan for assistance, (780)307-0582.
Recipients of the 2023 Community Grants
- Healthy Families Healthy Futures
- Hope Resource Centre
- Vimy and District Lions Club
- Half Moon Lake Community Centre
- Gateway Research Organization
- Westlock and District Agricultural Society
- Westlock Community Victim Services
- Westlock Flying Club
Westlock County Hamlet Mowing and Community Cleanup Grant
Westlock County Council supports community activities to beautify and maintain aesthetic communities within the County. Council also recognizes that non-profit organizations are often involved in these beautification activities, and face challenges in obtaining funds for community activities. In recognition of the economic challenges faced by the non-profit community organizations, and toward the objective of improving community aesthetics, Council will provide grant funding to non-profit community organizations in County Hamlets for community clean-ups, and for mowing of grass on Community Hall properties, parks, and playgrounds.
Grant deadline for the 2022 Hamlet Mowing and Community Cleanup Grant is May 20, 2022.
Westlock County Youth Assistant Grant
Westlock County contributes to local individuals and organizations that have progressed in their activity to the Zone, Provincial, National or International Level for youths 18 years of age or under.
Westlock County Scholarship Grant
In recognition of the importance of education to the future well-being of rural communities, Westlock County wishes to financially support students attending a recognized post secondary institution in Alberta and who have not previously received a scholarship award from Westlock County.
Submit a letter about yourself including:
- What community you are from and for how long you have been there
- What you are going to school for and how that relates to rural communities
- Include your academic performance, community involvement and citizenship, and admission letter to post-secondary institution
More information can be found by clicking on the Policy Guidelines below.
Deadline is August 31 of each calendar year.
In recognition of the importance of an educated population to the future well-being of rural communities, the Rural Municipalities of Alberta (RMA) established the RMA Scholarship Program (previously Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties) in 1995. The RMA Scholarship Program is designed to encourage young rural Albertans to pursue further education, and thereby enhance the ability of these young people to make meaningful contributions to their communities in subsequent years. Through the Scholarship Program, the RMA provides funding assistance to one student in each of the five RMA geographic districts each year. View the RMA Scholarship Program website for eligibility and application information.
AAAF Memorial Bursary
The Association of Alberta Agricultural Fieldmen, as an ongoing tribute to active or retired AAAF members who pass away, and in the spirit of continuing education valued by our Association, created the AAAF Memorial Bursary. The bursary is intended for Alberta students continuing their education at a College or University. Students must be enrolled in an agricultural or environmental science program. There is a $1000 bursary available in each calendar year for each of the 5 provincial regions of the Association of Alberta Agricultural Fieldmen. View the AAAF website for eligibility and application information.