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August 15, 2023 10:02 AM

(Red Deer, Alberta)

Invitation for Funding Applications for Not-for-Profit Organizations

Not-for-profit organizations that deliver arts, culture, and heritage initiatives in Red Deer are invited to apply for funding through The City of Red Deer’s Community Culture Development Fund – Culture Development category.

Support for Capacity Building and Special Events

The grant program provides financial support to assist organizations with projects building capacity to provide a service, managing a cultural facility, acting as an umbrella organization for other cultural organizations, developing new programs or services, or hosting a special event or festival.

Funding Details

The Culture Development category provides funding over a three-year cycle. In 2023, a total of $50,000 in funding is available, with a maximum of $30,000 per application for 1-2 year projects planned for 2024/2025. The deadline for applications is Friday, September 29 at 4:00 p.m. Applications must be submitted electronically through SmartSimple, The City’s online grant application portal.

Past Success and Continuation

Last year, a total of $346,825 was allocated to 19 projects led by not-for-profit organizations throughout Red Deer. 2023 marks year two in the Culture Development category’s three-year funding cycle.

Application Information

Interested groups can find application guidelines and a link to the application on the City’s website. For more information and to apply online, visit


Contact Information

For more information, contact:

Community & Public Relations

The City of Red Deer


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