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Funding community initiatives in support of bylaw compliance

The Community Standards Fund was established to fund community-led initiatives and Community Cleanups, with an overall goal of supporting bylaw compliance in communities. Projects can be small-scale capital projects or operational projects that will positively impact the community and demonstrate sustainability.

Examples include graffiti abatement, litter control or awareness initiatives. These items support community groups in their efforts to ensure ongoing compliance with the Community Standards Bylaw 32M2023.

For more information on the funding call and application process, visit the Community Standards Fund.

2023 Community Standards Fund Allocations

After a detailed review of applications, 15 projects met the funding criteria for bylaw compliance, for a total allocation of $416,927 in 2023.

Of the recommended programs, five will receive Community Standards funding for the first time and will address persistent issues concerning litter, graffiti, and vandalism.

Organization Project Description Funding Amount
12 Community Safety Initiative   Education to promote understanding of community standards in East Calgary including in-person learning sessions, community newsletters, and the Community Action Team.   $32,500  
Chinatown Business Improvement Area   Monthly and annual cleaning in Chinatown, which includes debris pick up, plant watering, power washing Canton Block Alley, and graffiti removal.   $18,680  
Crescent Heights Village Business Improvement Area   Graffiti program to add anti-graffiti coating on most-tagged properties and a part-time Clean Community Captain position.   $10,781  
Deer Run Community Association Society Fencing of garbage and recycling bins to mitigate dumping and litter surrounding the community association.   $7,500  
Falconridge/Castleridge Community Association   Purchase of additional garbage cans along with abatement and removal supplies for residents.   $2,100  
Federation of Calgary Business Revitalization Zones   Graffiti abatement and litter control program for five city centre Business Improvement Areas (Calgary Downtown Association, Victoria Park, 17th Ave Retail Entertainment District, Kensington, 4th Street SW).   $140,000  
Greenview Industrial Business Improvement Area   Graffiti abatement, signage, mural installation, and development of educational and marketing materials for events. $44,304  
Hawkwood Community Association Installation and purchase of security cameras to reduce social disorder including graffiti and damage to infrastructure.   $6,424  
Inglewood Business Improvement Area   Cleaning of infrastructure, neglected areas, and sidewalks of graffiti, litter, and debris from protests. Funds will also support the Sunfest event including volunteer coordination.   $13,800  
International Avenue Business Revitalization Zone   Maintenance and enhancement of the International Avenue Area through eradication of litter and graffiti to uphold a high community standard for the district.   $90,000  
Mainstreet Bowness Business Improvement Area Graffiti abatement and litter control in the community. $13,000  
Marda Loop Business Improvement Area & Marda Loop Communities Association   Clean-up of graffiti and litter in the area along with maintenance of public planters.   $7,500  
Montgomery on the Bow Business Improvement Area   Graffiti removal, information brochures, and paint cards for businesses for small area tagging. Funds will also support the crime watch program which includes printing of window signage and metal wall signs. $8,000  
Ramsay Community Association Replace the existing lighting with improved energy-efficient lighting equipped with motion and light detection sensors to reduce theft, vandalism, and graffiti at the outdoor rink.   $7,500  
Riverbend Community Association   Installation of vinyl garbage can wraps for 28 cans in the community to promote proper disposal of waste and reduce instances of graffiti.   $14,838