Community Support Grant Funding
The Town of Diamond Valley is committed to empowering citizens to initiate, plan, and host events or implement projects which benefit the community. The Community Support Grant assists organizations involved in special projects, events and initiatives which have a positive impact for the recipients, local residents and the community.
Through budget, Council assigns a specific amount of funding annually to support approved initiatives. Funding cannot be used for operations.
Step 1: Determine Eligibility - Find out if your project is eligible by contacting Monique LeBlanc
Step 2: Apply for Funding – Complete the application and submit by deadline date
Step 3: Council Review – Once deemed complete, the application will be forward to Council for review and a decision
Step 4: Notice – Applicants will be notified of Council’s decision within one week of the meeting
Step 5: Payment - Payment will be issued within 30 days of approval
Step 6: Post-event / Initiative Report – Applicants are required to submit a report on the outcomes of the project within 30 days of completion
Applications must demonstrate the following, where applicable:
- Clear community benefit; must be in the broader public interest of the residents as a whole
- Build and strengthen community capacity and pride
- Increase awareness of Diamond Valley and draw visitors from outside of the community
- Promote the municipality as a destination for visitors, new residents or business investment
- Encourage community participation, collaboration, volunteerism and partnerships
- How support of activities taking place outside the community will benefit the community
Conditions and Exclusions
Funding under this program is limited to locally operated or supported, non-profit organizations or businesses associated with such (charity event). Projects eligible for Family and Community Support Services funding or supported through the Town of Diamond Valley annual budget allocations or requisitions, are not eligible for funding under this program.
Funds are issued once per year per applicant. Once the Community Support Grant fund allocation for the year has been awarded, no further applications will be considered until Council makes further funding available the following year.
Successful applicants must agree to use the Town of Diamond Valley logo/branding in all public communications relevant to the funded project.
A Post-Event Report will be submitted within 60 days of the completion of the initiatives. This will include a Funding Accountability report (income and expense statement) and narrative for the project outlining how funds were spent.
Community Support Grant applications will be reviewed four times per year:
Submission deadlines are:
- January 31
- March 31
- July 31 (extended from June 30 in 2023 only)
- October 31
Forms & Documents
Community Services and Recreation Manager