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RM OF ARMSTRONG
provide financial support to projects that enhance the Armstrong community and
the quality of life to its residents.
Grant Application Categories
Enhancement Grants are
for organizations requesting under $5000 to assist with execution of a one-time
special event or project. Preference will be given to activities of a cultural
nature, that are community enriching, or that are for public enjoyment. Requests
for $500 or less only require the budget portion of the application to be
filled out. Requests between $500 and $5,000 must be accompanied by a copy of
your organization’s most current financial report and other sources of revenue.
Projects Grants are for
community organizations requesting funding of $5,000 or more to offset costs
related to infrastructure development, beautification, environment
sustainability and other major activities. If your organization has a member
appointed by the RM your organization must have a financial audit completed at
your expense. This is required if you are both requesting $5,000 or more and
have RM representation.
& Annual Support Grants
are for community organizations requesting support for such things as donations
to annual charitable events, or assistance with other operational expenses.
Requests for $500 or less only require the budget portion of the application to
be filled out. Requests between $500 and $5,000 must be accompanied by a copy
of your organization’s most current financial report and other sources of
To be eligible for grants from the RM,
all of the following conditions must be met:
must be non-profit organizations.
requests must be made by one of the three grant application categories that
best reflects your organizations needs.
must be made by the deadline posted each year.
special circumstances the Council has the discretion to consider a grant
application at anytime.
must have been in existence at least one year, have and organizational plan,
and operate on a firm financial basis with complete and accurate financial
records. Organizations must complete an annual budget and may issue and annual
financial report that is available to the public.
must be governed by a duly constituted volunteer board of directors that
assumes accountability to the community and meets at least annually. Citizen
board members must serve without remuneration.
requests over $500 must outline a complete budget and an annual financial statement,
including cash in bank accounts. Annual budgets must include any revenue
sources from other organizations or levels of government.
will not be available to organizations that exist primarily to support
will not be provided for accumulated deficits or funding shortfalls. Financial
assistance consideration is based only on budget revenues and expenditures in
the year for which the assistance is requested.
event occurring in the RM that is held for the fun and enjoyment of residents
and visitors. Events may focus on a specific target audience but must also
appeal to the public at large.
organization, whether or not incorporated, whose entire
are devoted to education, health, culture, charity, or any other non-profit
purpose and provides a service that directly benefits the residents of the RM.
The members, contributors and other resource providers do not receive any
financial return directly from the organization.
purchase/preserve/restore buildings, grounds or equipment that will beautify
or enhance the quality of life in the RM through environmental stewardship, recreation,
arts, culture, heritage, tourism, or social programs.
Level of Assistance and
will review grant applications and a list of applicants will be recommended for
inclusion in the annual budget process. All applicants will be notified on or
before May 15th if their application has been successful and will be
included in the Municipal Budget.
may be approved in a lesser amount than that requested, or approval may be
given for only a specific portion of the amount requested.
Evaluation of Grant
Criteria used to evaluate
the merits of grant requests may include:
Need / Practicality
Organization’s ability to
effectively use funds for community benefit
Available financial contribution
Grant request made by
other organizations for purposes similar in nature
Availability of municipal
Payments of Grants
Payment of approved
grants under $500 (or for grant requests where a project has already been
completed), will be made upon approval of the Municipal Financial Plan. When a
grant is over $500 has been approved, payment is made only when commencement or
completion confirmation is received.
AMOUNT REQUESTING $___________________
ORGANIZATION NAME & MAILING
PRIMARY CONTACT PERSON
REGISTERED CHARITY NUMBER (IF
HAVE YOUR RECIEVED FUNDING FROM US IN
THE PAST? YES ______NO_______
IF YES, BREIFLY EXPLAIN
DESCRIBE THE PURPOSE OF THE GRANT
FUNDS BEING REQUESTED
If requested amount is less than $500, a
copy of the most recent financial statement(s) is not required. Only the budget
section need to be filled out. If amount requested is over $500, both are
required. Statements Attached Yes______No_____
Please provide detailed information with
respect to anticipated revenue and expenses (include all monies received or
receivable from other sources)
OTHER FINANCIAL RESOURCES:
TOTAL REVENUE/ASSETS: ______________________
TOTAL EXPENSES :
I certify that, to the best of my
knowledge, the information provided on this application is accurate, complete
and is endorsed by the organization identified on this form.
OFFICE USE ONLY
AMOUNT APPROVED TO MUNICIPAL BUDGET
APPROVING RESOLUTION NUMBER