Strathcona County wants to supercharge community togetherness in 2022. 

They’re offering two types of grants to groups and individuals.

Community Connection micro-grants of up to $425 are available for residents to support neighbourhood events or activities promoting social connections. Examples include street concerts, scavenger hunts and neighbourhood barbecues. Last year, the county approved 92 applications for the Community Connection micro-grant. 

Through the Community Change grant, up to $2,000 is available to residents, community groups and non-profit organizations for projects that “create positive change in Strathcona County.”  Last year, projects included Block Emergency Preparedness kits, a community garden providing a gathering space and food security, and campaigns to reward positive behaviour and safe practices at crosswalks and bike paths. 

“Strathcona County’s grant funding supports residents and groups who are interested in community safety and well-being, have a passion for leading community-building gatherings and projects, and who want to make a difference in their community,” the county stated. 

Applications are open until Apr. 30. Information on how to apply can be found here.