Community groups are asking for some help from the City of Fort Saskatchewan.
If all applications were to be passed in the 2019 budget, the city would spend over $350,000 on area organizations.
Of those looking for help, the Fort Saskatchewan Multicultural Association is asking for $45,000 towards their youth program.
"It's fundamental in our youth education. It's for them to be able to understand and appreciate the culture of people within their community," said Lana Santana, the association's program coordinator.
An early look at the city's budget shows a 3.2 per cent tax hike.
"City council has a very difficult budget year, however we always have consideration for community grants," said mayor Gale Katchur. "No decisions have been made yet, but we will take all of them into consideration."
Other groups asking for funding include:
- Amateur Radio Club ($10,000)
- Alberta Heartland Primary Care Network ($40,000)
- Boys and Girls Club ($49,000)
- Downtown Business Council's Fall Festival ($5,700)
- Canada Day Committee ($8,400)
- New Year’s Eve in the Fort ($1,000)
- Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 27 ($1,600)
- Special Transportation Services Society ($83,677)
- Sheeptown Players Drama Society ($1,500)
- Fort Saskatchewan Historical Society ($5,700)
- Families First Society ($105,000)
- Prairie Stewardship Program ($4,500)
Budget deliberations are still ongoing. More to come.

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