Community Culture Grants

Community Culture Development Fund

The Community Culture Development Fund (CCDF) is a City of Red Deer grant program that provides financial support to not-for-profit organizations delivering arts, culture, and heritage initiatives in our community. Grant funds are intended to assist organizations, build their capacity to provide a service, manage a cultural facility, act as an umbrella organization for other cultural organizations, develop new cultural programs and services, and/or to produce a community-based special event or festival.

Community Culture Development Fund - Q & A Backgrounder (pdf)

2018 Funding

Culture Development Category

Provides support to service providers to offset operational costs required to deliver culture programs and services with the community. Intake for funding will begin November 1 and will close December 15, 2017. 

Community Culture Development Fund Application Guide 2018 (pdf)

Culture Opportunities Category

Provides support to offset short notice and/or one-time costs related to unforeseeable culture opportunities where longer term planning was not possible.

Applications for this category are accepted year-round, until funding is fully expended.

2017 Funding

There are three funding categories available within the Community Culture Development Fund:

  • Canada 150 One-Time Opportunities Fund (intake is now closed as funds have been expended for this category)
  • Culture Development (intake is now closed for this category)
  • Culture Opportunities

2016 Annual Report

View the 2016 Annual Report and learn about local culture activities that received support from the Community Culture Development Fund grant program. (pdf)

Community Public Art Grant Program

The community Public Art Grant Program supports the development of collaborative art projects between community groups and/or businesses, artists, and The City of Red Deer with the shared financial support of the project sponsor and The City.

Community Public Art Project Grant Application (pdf)

For more information, please contact Culture Services at 403-309-4091 or