Grants & Funding

The Town offers various grants and funding for community organizations, businesses and individuals who meet certain criteria. Take a look at the programs below to find out if you qualify.
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Fee Assistance Program

The Innisfail Fee Assistance Program has been made possible by the generous contribution of the Innisfail Solar Corporation/Elemental Energy to help local residents experiencing financial hardship gain access to arts, culture, wellness and recreation activities. Up to $200/eligible resident can be utilized annually to support programs fees or memberships.

Possible programs include:

Swimming lessons, passes or membership.

Drop in activities or programs such as basketball, climbing, pickleball or meditation.

Community bus tickets.

Registration for sports, dance, yoga, fitness, music, art, or learning or enrichment classes.

Eligible applicants or households include those receiving unemployment benefits, Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH) or those falling below the Low Income Cutoffs.

Confidential applications can be emailed or delivered to the Town Office.

To apply, download the application form:

Fee Assistance Program Application Form

Community Grant Program

The Community Grant Program provides funding for programs, special events or activities that enhance and enrich our community. Examples of events which may be eligible for support include tournaments, bonspiels, festivals, exhibits, or community cleanups.

Eligible programs must be related to:

Arts & Culture
Parks & Environment
Recreation, Sport & Leisure

The Community Services Standing Committee makes decisions based on local needs, community vision, approved budget and strategic goals.

Local organizations can access up to $2500, and applications are accepted year-round. Click to view the Community Grant Program Policy.

To apply, download the application form:

Community Grant Program Application Form

Community Benefit Fund

Innisfail Solar Corporation/Elemental Energy & the Town of Innisfail are thrilled to announce the new Community Benefit Grant! The Community Benefit Grant is available to groups such as local registered charities, not-for-profit societies, organizations & associations, and schools. Click to view the Community Benefit Fund Policy.

Applications for grants of up to $10,000 are being accepted until March 1, 2021 for projects, events or initiatives related to the promotion of:

Environmental Awareness & Enhancement

Social & Community Welfare

Arts & Culture

Education & Science

Emergency Relief

Projects could include:

Capital projects or equipment for the enhancement of community facilities
Community events
Art or education programs

To apply, download the application form:

Community Benefit Fund Application Form

FCSS Funding

Every year, the Town of Innisfail accepts applications from local organizations that provide initiatives & programs that address the social well being of residents in a preventive way.

These initiatives must do one of the following:

Help people to develop independence, strengthen coping skills and become more resistant to crisis
Help people to develop awareness of social needs
Help people to develop interpersonal and group skills which enhance constructive relationships with others
Help people and communities to assume responsibility for decisions and actions which affect them
Provide supports that help sustain people as active participants

The Town of Innisfail appoints an FCSS Board whose mandate (Bylaw #1582-2015) is to identify community issues and needs, review FCSS Funding Applications and make recommendations to Town Council. The grant is allocated to support the community in providing preventive social services and programs in Innisfail.

Download the FCSS funding application form  (select “enable editing” once the Word document is downloaded to your computer)

Resources

Download Final Measures Bank – Family & Community (excel)
Download Final Measures Bank – Child & Youth (excel)
Final Measures Bank – Instructions (word)

Façade and Storefront Improvement Program

Your business may be eligible for funding through the Town’s Façade and Storefront Improvement Program.

The Town can help you beautify your storefront to help attract new business.

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You could receive up to $5,000 toward esthetic improvements to your storefront.

 

The Town’s Façade and Storefront Improvement Program is a financial assistance initiative aimed at helping business owners increase their street appeal through visual upgrades to their storefronts. Through the program, businesses meeting a Council-approved set of criteria may be eligible for a reimbursement of up to 50 per cent (to a maximum of $5,000) toward façade and storefront upgrades.
Sounds great! But is my business eligible? Should I apply?

Absolutely! If you’re planning on carrying out any of the following types of work to your business’s façade or storefront, read on for more information:

Restoration of paint and other exterior finishes
Repair/replacement of doors, windows and doorways
Installation of awnings, canopies, sign bands and lighting
Fitting of new architectural details (entranceways, base trim, cornices, corner accents, etc.)
Addition of patio areas and landscaping elements

Or…

Any other type of work that’s deemed to be in line with the program’s objectives!

Since its inception, the program has awarded tens of thousands of dollars to local businesses whose resulting upgrades have helped contribute to a healthy and vibrant commercial environment. The addition of characteristic features has also benefited shoppers, who now spend more time perusing all that the Town’s commercial sector has to offer.

APPLY TODAY!
(application & information package)

Town staff are on hand to guide you through the application process, which begins by filling out a paper form at the Town Office. After that, a Review Committee looks at applications on a case-by-case basis, requesting additional information or revisions as needed.

To assist in the process, the Town also provides a limited number of referral appointments with a professional designer, who provides applicants with advice and recommendations.
All in all, the process couldn’t be any easier! Start yours today!
For further information about the program and its requirements, contact the Town Office at 403-227-3376.

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