The Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta say they have teamed up with the federal government’s new Healthy Communities Initiative. This is a partnership with the Canadian Urban Institute and Community Foundations across Canada to provide $31-million in grant money to help local infrastructure projects during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Community Foundation of Lethbridge will support the Southern Alberta coalition, which includes initiatives from Red Deer, down to the US/Canada border.
Charities, Indigenous communities, nonprofit organizations, and municipalities can apply for funding from $5,000 and $250,000 for projects that will help with digital solutions, start safe public spaces, provide better mobility options, and help with digital solutions to help Southern Alberta during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The following are options for projects:
- Community gardens being created
- Installations of art
- Wifi that will be free in certain public spaces
- Safe social distancing for the adaptation of crosswalks and public transport
The deadline for applications is March 9, 2021. In May of this year, there will be another announcement for a second round of funding.
You can visit https://communityfoundations.ca/initiatives/chci/ for more information.