City launches Community Microgrants program

Medicine Hat – The City of Medicine Hat is thrilled to announce the introduction of a Community Microgrants program, offering funding of up to $500 in two categories: Community Connections and Arts, Culture, and Heritage.

The initiative is designed to encourage residents to organize activities and events that strengthen bonds within their community and neighborhood.

“We hope that through the establishment of this grant stream, residents will be empowered to create and participate in events that foster a strong sense of community and connection,” says Shona Dickie, manager community supports, City of Medicine Hat. “Applications for the microgrants are now open and will remain open throughout the year, with notice of application status provided within 30 days of submission.”

To be eligible for a Community Connections microgrant, proposed events must fulfill one or more of the following objectives:

  • Foster respect and celebrate diversity
  • Build relationships and opportunities for neighbours to connect
  • Offer the sharing of resident’s skills and knowledge
  • Foster neighborhood and/or community pride

To be eligible for an Arts, Culture, and Heritage microgrant, proposed events must fulfill one or more of the following objectives:

  • Co-created with others, such as community art projects, community band concerts, or heritage tours
  • Honour Indigenous culture
  • Advance arts in the community such as multicultural music festivals
  • Animate the community, such as street parties, outdoor movies nights, or murals

The grant intake will close for the year once the total funding is allocated. For more information on community microgrants criteria and application process, visit: www.medicinehat.ca/microgrant

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