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Community Groups Newsletter - February 2024

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Community Group Resources

Volunteer Groups in the County need your skills!

Are you good at searching for and tracking funding opportunities, and writing business cases?  Would you like to try?  Training and mentorship can be provided.  We still have a number of our organizations that are looking for help in this area.  If you can donate a gift of time, please send us an email and put Volunteer Grants in the subject line.  This could be on regular, casual, online or on a one-off basis. 
Students:  Put your skills to work in supporting our local community groups - and add this to your resumes!

Compliance and other Regulatory Links for Community Groups and Non-Profit Organizations

County of Grande Prairie Funding Programs

COUNTY OF GRANDE PRAIRIE FUNDING PROGRAMS AND RESOURCES

  • The County of Grande Prairie invests millions of dollars each year to support projects, programs, and organizations that are enhancing our communities and benefiting residents. For the latest updates, visit our Grants and Scholarships page. 
  • There are a number of quality resources to assist you with your search for funds and to help build your fundraising skills.  You'll find many of them downloadable Funding Guide, and we've posted some of them below to support you in your search. 

Information, Training and Assistance:  Non-Profit Fund Generation

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IF YOU'RE FUNDRAISING OR SOLICITING DONATONS IN ALBERTA:

ONLINE TRAINING AND INFORMATION:

 SERVICE PROVIDERS:

FUNDING GUIDES AND SEARCH ENGINES:

  ♥  County of Grande Prairie Funding Guide

TOOLKITS, WORKBOOKS, WORKSHEETS:

 

Information, Training and Assistance:  Governance

 Government of Alberta - Arts, Culture, and Status of Women:  Non-Profit Learning Centre

Managing and Maintaining Non-Profit and Community Facilities

 Requests For Council

Community Groups can also make Requests for the Reeve and Council to present to council, invite council to attend events or request a letter of support for their grant application, project or initiative.

 Communities in Bloom

People Plants and Pride – Growing Together

CIB is a Canadian non-profit organization committed to fostering civic pride, environmental responsibility and beautification through community participation and the challenge of a national program.

Participating communities are judged under categories that promote attractive and functional outdoor landscaped spaces. See past winners and view detailed information about the program.

If you are interested in spearheading a landscaping project to beautify your community, but do not want to be a part of a large program like Communities in Bloom, we want to support your initiative!

We offer a Community Beautification Grant for local projects to enhance civic pride through beautification.