103 community-building projects received funding from Strathcona County this year.
The County's Community Small Grants program, now in its third year, focuses on strengthening community connections and relationships.
$50,000 was distributed among the grant recipients.
Successful applicants to the program will be hosting community events including block parties, pancake breakfasts, multicultural potlucks, social gatherings during community garden harvests, condominium gatherings, and a neighbourhood discussion to talk about recent property thefts and explore ways to protect property while building community safety.
There are many inexpensive ways to increase neighbourhood connectivity, which contributes to a safer and more supported community. More information on community-building projects can be found here.
In 2017, the Community Small Grants Program funded 58 projects.
All of the events receiving grants in 2018 will occur within the calendar year. Applications for 2019 grants will be available next spring.