COVID-19: Support for community associations and social recreation groups
Applications for Q1 2022 funding are now closed
- Contact your City of Calgary liaison if you require assistance completing the online application.
- Criteria in the Guidelines for COVID-19 Response Funding from the Community Sustainability Reserve will be used to evaluate funding requests.
- The deadline to apply for Q1 2022 funding was May 9 and the application is now closed.
- Applications for Q2 2022 funding will be accepted beginning July 5th, 2022. Please check back for details.
COVID-19 relief funding support
On May 11, 2020, City Council approved $6 million in relief funding directed toward community associations and social recreation groups with a Lease/License of Occupation (Council Policy - CSPS011) with The City of Calgary. The City of Calgary is continuing to take action to support our partners. These funds were approved to support groups to cover a portion of their non-negotiable operating costs for up to 12 months due to the impacts of facility closures brought on by COVID-19 health restrictions.
We are happy to announce that The City has been successful in securing an additional $5 million through the Provincial and Federal government’s Municipal Operating Support Transfer program. These additional funds will be used to extend the Covid-19 Relief Fund grant program into Q2 (April-June) of 2022.
Your organization’s ability to receive funding will be dependent on ongoing health restrictions and the impact those restrictions continue to have on your operations. The Guidelines for COVID-19 Response Funding from the Community Sustainability Reserve will continue to be used to evaluate funding requests.
The City is happy to continue supporting our community partners through the ongoing challenges brought forth by the COVID-19 pandemic. Should you have further questions about the COVID-19 Relief Fund please contact your City liaison.
Neighbourhood partnership coordinators
City of Calgary Neighbourhood Partnership Coordinators continue to support community associations and social recreation groups. Community associations and social recreation groups can be in direct contact with their neighbourhood partnership coordinators for support and information.
The Federation of Calgary Communities has additional valuable information and resources for Community Associations.