The Neighbourhood(s) Micro Grant provides residents, businesses owners and operators, non-profit organizations with up to $350 in funding. Funding is available for projects that 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

Regular Application Form

Or, if you are in a Revitalization area, projects that demonstrate they will advance the Neighbourhood Revitalization Strategy for that area. Projects can include but are not limited to 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.

Revitalization Area Application Form

FAQs

What The Neighbourhood Micro-Grant Be Used For?

Projects could include but are not limited to:

  • Enhancing community safety
  • Inspiring community connections
  • Celebrating multicultural connections/awareness
  • Promoting beautification and cleanliness
  • Building community capacity
  • Advancing arts in the community

The following are not eligible for funding:

  • Projects that have already been completed
  • Ongoing operating expenses or salaries of an organization
  • Facility maintenance or repair
  • Events that charge admission
  • Alcohol or cannabis
What Is the Funding Amount?

Up to $350, depending on project scope and criteria. Applicants can apply for only one City of Edmonton grant for a particular project or initiative.

Evaluation of Applications

Micro Grant applications are evaluated by the City of Edmonton using the following criteria.

The project must:

  • Be feasible
  • Directly involve residents, businesses, property owners, community organizations, and/or other stakeholders
  • Benefit the area (for example, the project must create a positive change in the area)
  • Foster a sense of community spirit (for example, the project must bring the community together, and create connections and interactions)
  • Leave a legacy, such as an annual event, a physical change, or greater community capacity
Financial Reporting (Micro Grant Report)

All fund recipients must submit a Financial Report within 60 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.

The Financial Report must include:

  • Financial report of actual revenue and expenses 
  • Copies of receipts
  • Project results
  • Example(s) of your advertising/marketing materials showing the City of Edmonton logo
  • Revitalization Project Micro Grant Report
Terms of Use and Right to Audit

The funds received shall not be intended or used for a purpose beyond the objectives outlined by this grant. The Applicant must demonstrate fiscal responsibility and manage its finances.

Projects must be completed within a 12-month time frame