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, Facility, Recreation and Tourism Grant Program
Winter Deadline: Thursday, March 28, 2024 at 4:30pm
Due to Good Friday
The Westlock County Community Grant Program will award funding under several categories of support including but not limited to:
- Community Events
- Equipment and Leadership Grants
- Gravel, Project, Capital and Operating Grants
- Major Community/Tourism Events
Applications deadlines have been amended from an annual deadline to quarterly deadlines as follows:
- Winter Deadline: 4:30pm on the last Friday of March
- Spring Deadline: 4:30pm on the last Friday of May
- Summer Deadline: 4:30pm on the last Friday of August
- Fall Deadline: 4:30pm on the last Friday of September
Applications will be reviewed on an individual basis by the Community Grant Advisory Committee and recommendations made at a Regular Meeting of Council. Applicants will be notified within 60 days of each grant deadline of the outcome of their applications.
Please read updated Policy 7300-001 for more information or call the Community Services Coordinator at 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
- Busby Community League
- Jarvie Community Council
- Pickardville Community League
- Westlock Pre School Society
Federal and Provincial Grants for Community Groups
The Government of Alberta offers a variety of grants and funding opportunities for community groups across the province. Review and apply for the following grant programs through the Government of Alberta:
- Community Facility Enhancement Program
- Community Initiatives Program
- Recreation and Physical Activity Grant Programs
The Government of Canada also offers a variety of grant opportunities.
Other Community Grants - Ongoing unless otherwise stated
- Agricultural Societies Infrastructure Revitalization Program (January 31, 2024)
- Canadian Community Revitalization Fund
- Canada Post Community Foundation Grant (Open February 12, 2024 Deadline March 1, 2024)
- Community Agricultural Grant (Peavey Mart) (Annual Deadline May 31)
- Co-Op Community Spaces Program (February 1- March 1, 2024)
- Fortis Alberta Community Naturalization Program
- Pembina Pipeline Community Investment
- Rooted in Communities Endowment Fund (Peavey Mart)
- Shaw Community Investment
- Shell Canada
- TD Bank Community Grants
- Telus Community Investment
- Farm Credit Canada AgriSpirit Fund (Re-opening Spring of 2024)
- Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation (September 30, 2024)
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.