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Joint Initiatives Grant

Joint Initiatives Grant Applications

The 2018 Call for Applications for the Joint Initiatives Grant is now closed. Thank you to all the organizations who applied!

2018 Guidelines

Joint Initiatives Grant Guidelines



Final Reporting Form

Appendix 1 – Budget Amendment Request Form


Program Description

The Joint Initiatives Grant program is used to develop partnerships that promote, encourage and assist community groups and non-profit organizations that enhance quality of life for residents in the Municipality through artistic growth, excellence in sport and stimulating economic development.

The Joint Initiatives Grant is designed to support new community programs, projects or events that will become self-sustaining.

Program Objectives

The Joint Initiatives Grant program is designed to build a vibrant culture through the support of and partnership with community groups and non-profit organizations.

Objectives are as follows:

  • Deliver a project that enhances leisure, cultural, recreational opportunities, and/or improves quality of life in the region.
  • Promote and support community capacity and economic growth.
  • Facilitate and promote investment in local projects by residents.
  • Enrich the cultural landscape of the Municipality.
  • Maintain a program for recruiting, training and using volunteers.

Application Process

The Joint Initiatives Grant is advertised on the Municipal website in April with an application deadline of May 11, 2018.

Applicants shall only submit one application and apply for grant funding up to a maximum of $20,000. Applications should include a detailed outline of budgeted costs, such as supplies and contracted services.

Recommendations are presented to Council for approval. Once applications are approved, recipients are notified about the grant amount and the agreement process.

Eligibility Guidelines

The organization applying for grant funding must:

  • Be registered as a non-profit organization or society; or be a community group in partnership with a registered non-profit organization.
  • Have operated in the Municipality for at least one year prior to applying.
  • Have other sources of funding for the project, program or event (e.g. Project/Program/Event revenue, other grants, partner contributions, etc).
  • Have the project and the majority of its participants residing in Wood Buffalo.

Key Dates and Timelines

  • Call for applications – April 9, 2018
  • Application deadline – May 11, 2018
  • Recommendations to Council for Approval – June 12, 2018
  • Grant distribution – by July 31, 2018

Recipients are required to complete their project within the one year term.


Community Investment Program
Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
9909 Franklin Ave.
Fort McMurray, AB T9H 2K4