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Community event grant deadlines confirmed

Community groups looking for support for their events in 2022 are in for some good news as the City has confirmed funding application deadlines.

Regularly shifting processes and guidelines over the last 21 months has made it challenging for those who were planning events to apply for funding.

With pandemic health measures remaining consistent for an extended period now, it's been decided that effective immediately community event grants would move back to having four deadlines per year:

  • January 31;
  • April 30;
  • July 31; and
  • October 31 (or the following business day if the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday).

All applications are due at 4:30 p.m. on the due date and scored the following week with communication to the groups on the results being shared immediately. 

During the pandemic, many groups could move events online, but event grant applications dropped considerably. The return of in-person events play an important role in community connection and benefits overall well-being. Many events offer learning opportunities, or explore creativity and often include an element of recreation, sport, or active living. Community events are also economic generators, no matter how small or large.

The Community Event Support Grant is available to all not-for-profits in the community. While not intended to provide dollars for fundraising events, grants provide financial support to events like Neighbour Day celebrations to significant events such as Street Machine Weekend and the Rotary Dragonboat Festival.

The pandemic has created an opportunity for many groups to review what they offer and consider new events. Funding is available for half the eligible costs, up to a maximum of $7,500.00.

Information and the application for this grant can be found at www.lethbridge.ca/grants

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