A policy is being finalized by the City of Fort Saskatchewan that will help local not-for-profits.
City council is working on drafting a policy around providing municipal operating grants to the organizations.
Right now, requests from organizations are brought to council for consideration during the annual budget process.
“What we have discovered previously and in the past, is that there's no consistency on how we allocate grant funding, operating grant funding to non-profits,” said mayor Gale Katchur. “ Given that we are a growing city, I do believe now is the time to put that policy forward.”
Katchur put forward a notice of motion at the Jan.9 council meeting.
When council is approving grants “we will be very re-assured that it is taxpayers money going for a good purpose.”
Two weeks later, council gave unanimous consent to have administration bring a policy back by the end of the first quarter of 2018.
“It’s about providing fairness and equity to non-profits so that everybody is treated equal,” added Katchur.