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Heart of Our City celebrates 10 years of Activity Grant funding

​The Heart of Our City Committee is currently accepting Activity Grant applications for 2020 as they celebrate 10 years funding festivals and events that create an exciting and vibrant downtown.

The Committee recently completing a review of the Activity Grant, talking with past recipients. This review determined the grant has been very successful and is valuable to both the revitalization of downtown and the organizations that use it. As part of this review, a new and enhanced application package is now available for those wishing to access Activity Grant funding.

Through this grant, events and festivals located in the downtown core or civic common area are eligible for up to $10,000 annually, provided they are not already receiving funding from other City of Lethbridge sources. Grants greater than $1,000 are conditional on the applicant organization providing 50 percent matching funds. Applicants must be a not-for-profit or apply under the auspices of an affiliate or sponsoring organization with not-for-profit status.

Heart of Our City Activity Grant applications will be accepted until November 29, 2019.  Information and application forms are available at:

Applications will be evaluated by a grant review committee based on how the event or festival contributes to an exciting, animated, and vibrant experience in downtown. Successful applicants will be notified of a grant decision by December 11, 2019.


Media Contacts:

Andrew Malcolm
Urban Revitalization Manager