Learn about funding opportunities to enhance neighbourhood liveability through partnerships.
Neighbourhood Connections Grants are to assist groups with implementing initiatives that will engage and involve different people in their neighbourhood(s). Neighbourhood Connections Grants provide residents, businesses owners and operators, non-profit organizations $350-$2500 in funding and are available for projects which demonstrate they will:
Increase community connections to build a sense of community and community ownership
Create opportunities for people to work with others beyond their circle to create new working relationships and potential partnerships
Inspire community volunteers to make their neighbourhoods the place they want them to be
Engage assets already in the community and build community capacity
Offer practical applications and valuable lessons for caring neighbours who want to make a difference
Projects can include block parties, community arts, neighbourhood social or recreation activities.
Applicants can apply for only one City of Edmonton grant for a particular project or initiative.
The amount of funds requested must be matched by 25% of the total funding amount" of cash, in-kind donation and/or volunteer labour. For example, if requesting $2,000 to carry out a project, the applicant must have $500 from other sources of funding, in-kind donations and/or volunteer labour.
As of March 15, 2020, the City of Edmonton Neighbourhood Services recognizes the general volunteer labour rate at $20 per hour.
All fund recipients must submit a Financial Report within 90 days of the project completion outlining how the funds were used, and how the project met the goals of the neighbourhood revitalization strategy. An applicant’s eligibility for future Neighbourhood Connections Funds requires that a completed Financial Report has been verified by the City of Edmonton.