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City of Red Deer to launch pandemic recovery funding program for local community organizations

March 14, 2022 11:10 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

A new grant program aiming to provide post-pandemic relief and recovery support for local arts, culture, heritage, recreation, and sport organizations in Red Deer launches today.

The Pandemic Relief and Recovery Fund was developed by The City of Red Deer as a one-time grant opportunity to help local organizations that have experienced and continue to face operational challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We’re pleased to offer financial assistance for community groups who have struggled to operate over the last two years,” said Barb McKee, Recreation Superintendent. “Our culture and recreation organizations provide valuable, diverse opportunities that provide important quality of life activities for Red Deerians, and we want to assist them in their recovery to help ensure they can continue to support our community.”  

Red Deer community groups eligible for Community Culture Development Fund (CCDF) and the Community Recreation Enhancement Grant (CREG) are invited to apply for the Pandemic Relief and Recovery Fund (PRRF).

A total of $380,000 is available, with a maximum of $10,000 per applicant. Eligible expenses include items such as wages, training fees, restart costs, rent, utilities, insurance, communications expenses, equipment, office and program supplies, evaluation costs, and other ongoing operating requirements.

Applications from eligible organizations will be accepted until April 8, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time. Applications and reporting must be submitted online. Printed and hand delivered applications will not be accepted for this grant.

To learn more and apply online, visit

For more information, contact:

Corporate Communications
The City of Red Deer

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