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The people who live, work and play in a neighbourhood know its attributes and its potential. The City of Edmonton created the Neighbourhood Revitalization Matching Fund to support new opportunities and activities that support the goals of neighbourhood revitalization in communities involved with the City of Edmonton Neighbourhood Revitalization initiative.

Projects must be based in and/or benefit the communities currently involved with one of the following City of Edmonton Neighbourhood Revitalization initiatives:

  • Balwin and Belvedere Revitalization Strategy: Balwin and Belvedere
  • Central McDougall / Queen Mary Park Revitalization Strategy: Central McDougall and Queen Mary Park
  • Inglewood Revitalization Strategy: Inglewood
  • McCauley Revitalization Strategy: McCauley

Important — Please review both your budget sheet and your grant application with the appropriate Revitalization Coordinator prior to submitting your application.

Neighbourhood Revitalization Matching Funds for the following areas are temporarily unavailable.  If you are interested in receiving additional information regarding the current status of these projects, please email: neighbourhoodrevitalization@edmonton.ca

  • Avenue Initiative: Alberta Avenue, Delton, Eastwood, Elmwood Park, Parkdale/Cromdale, Spruce Avenue and Westwood
  • Jasper Place Revitalization Strategy: Britannia-Youngstown, Canora, Glenwood and West Jasper Place

Overview

Eligibility

  • Organizations
  • Businesses
  • Associations
  • Ad Hoc Community Groups and Individuals: whose purpose is solely to carry out the specific project with support from an established organization can also apply but must include documentation that an established organization will act as a fiscal agent (for example, the fiscal agent agrees to accept and be responsible for grant monies on behalf of the applicant)

*Note* Any Association or Organization applying must have been formally registered within the Province of Alberta for at least a year, and should be able to provide at least one year's worth of financial statements that follow generally accepted accounting principles if required.

Required Documents

Please have your budget sheet completed before you apply:

Neighbourhood Revitalization Matching Fund Budget Sheet

Key Deadlines

  • Applications are accepted from January 1 to November 15
  • A Financial Report must be submitted within 90 days of project completion
What The Neighbourhood Revitalization Matching Fund Can 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
  • Improving parkland (up to a maximum of $10, 000)

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
What Is the Funding Amount?

Up to $20,000, depending on project scope and criteria. Applicants can apply for only one City of Edmonton grant for a particular project or initiative.

Matching Your Grant

There is an expectation that the amount of funds requested will also be supported by cash, in-kind donation and/or volunteer labour contributions.  Please provide a clear picture of what your group will be bringing forward in support of the project to ensure its benefit to the community and Revitalization project as whole.

For funding requests over $10,000, 25% of the applicant’s contribution must be cash. Cash could include grants or other revenue. For example, if requesting $12,000 to carry out a project, the applicant must also be contributing a minimum of $3,000 cash.

As of March 15, 2020 the City of Edmonton Neighbourhood Revitalization Program recognizes the general volunteer labour rate at $20 per hour.

Evaluation of Applications

Applications are evaluated by the City of Edmonton using the following criteria. The project must:

  • Be feasible
  • Advance one or more of the goals of the Neighbourhood Revitalization Strategy
  • 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 (Matching Grant Report)

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 Revitalization Matching 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
  • Matching 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.

Grant Application Appeals

Appeals must be received within one month of notification of denial of award. A letter outlining the rationale for appeal must accompany the appeal. Grant appeals shall be submitted to the Director responsible for Neighbourhood Revitalization. A meeting will be held with the applicant and a decision made by the Director responsible for Neighbourhood Revitalization within 30 days.

Applications are being accepted for the Small Sparks Fund neighbourhood grant.

Council approved initiatives for neighbourhoods that creates partnerships and leverages resources to build vibrant communities.

For More Information

Neighbourhood Revitalization

Telephone

780-442-6596

Fax 780-495-0330

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