Strathcona County's council approved $1.17-million in funding to support local non-profit organizations.
This funding, called the 2023 Social Framework Community Grants program, has $77,000 more in funding than it did the year before.
“Our community’s needs are ever-changing and increasingly complex. The Social Framework Community Grant is critical funding that supports the well-being of all residents, especially those who may find themselves in challenging circumstances,” says Mayor Rod Frank.
The grant offers two ways of funding: Core Funding towards early intervention support, and Collaboration Funding to address community-wide social issues. The funding is issued over the course of one to three years.
Some of the organizations that will receive funding include:
- Volunteer Strathcona Centre - $290,000
- Saffron Centre - $145,000
- The altView Foundation - $135,000
- BGC Strathcona County - $85,000
- Parents Empowering Parents - $58,000
- Strathcona Shelter Society - $35,000
- BriarPatch Family Life Education Centre - $20,000
- County Clothes-Line Foundation - $15,000
- Sherwood Care - $15,000
Other organizations, such as Robin Hood and Linking Generations Society of Alberta, are still receiving funding from years before.