Community Standards Fund

We work to promote communities where residents can live side by side safely and respectfully being considerate of the needs and rights of others. We value education, voluntary bylaw compliance, and community-based solutions to local issues.

Calgarians work hard to keep their city clean and safe. To encourage this, we administer the Community Standards Fund. The funding is for communities to undertake projects that assist in ongoing compliance with the Community Standards Bylaw 32M2023.

Projects can be small-scale capital projects or operational projects. Examples include graffiti abatement, litter control, or awareness initiatives. The fund is not intended to support long-term projects or to fund staff positions. The qualification standards are included with the Community Standards Fund Application Package.

The application period for the 2024 Community Standards Fund will open on January 15, 2024 through February 15, 2024. Applications are due by 11:45 p.m. MST on February 15, 2024. 

To contact us for general information, questions or comments please call 3-1-1 (from within Calgary) or 403-268-CITY (2489) (from outside Calgary).​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Community Standards Fund Guidelines 2024

Questions about the program

How can my organization apply?

Apply online via Microsoft Forms. If you are unable to access the form or have any issues, please email

When are applications due?

Applications are open from January 15 to February 15, 2024. Applications are due by 11:45 PM MST on February 15, 2024. 

What types of projects can the Community Standards Fund be used to support?

Past projects have included graffiti abatement, litter control, installation of lights on problematic street corners, anti-graffiti murals, anti-vandalism signs, and fake security cameras. 

What do I need to include with the application?

After you submit your online application, please EMAIL a detailed budget including vendor estimates and current certificate of insurance to Please see the 2023 Guidelines document for additional information. 

How will my organization receive payment?

If selected, a cheque will be mailed to the address provided in the application or an EFT will be sent if registered for direct deposit within 3 months. 

What if we do not spend all the funds received?

Unused funds will need to be returned to the City of Calgary. Please email before December 31st, 2023 to report a surplus. 

When is the year-end report due?

Please submit your year-end report detailing how the fund was utilized by January 31st, 2024, to