Funds will be made available to organizations, groups or individuals for up to two years who meet funding criteria and which are deemed to be of a net benefit to the community.
The program’s objective is to engage community groups and individuals through the development of new community events to be hosted within the District of Sparwood.
To be eligible for funding your group must be a community-based group residing within the District of Sparwood or Regional District Area ‘A’ that is one of the following:
To be eligible for funding your event must:
Event costs that are directly attributable to the planning, hosting and operation of the approved event. Some examples include:
Applicants who incur expenses for a project prior to receiving written confirmation of funding approval do so at their own risk. Any expenses incurred prior to event approval are not eligible for funding.
Events in which the sole or main purpose is:
The District of Sparwood evaluates applications based on the viability of the event, community engagement and capacity of the event to become self-sustaining. Some specific factors to be considered include:
Applications are evaluated by the Community & Facilities Services department. The District of Sparwood may at its discretion reject any application for any reason whatsoever and is under no obligation to disclose those reasons. The District is under no obligation to allocate all or any portion of the fund in any given year.
A total of $10,000 is available annually. Events will be evaluated individually and may access up to $5,000 in the first year and $2,500 in the second year. Events requesting in excess of the aforementioned amounts will not be considered.
This is a continuous intake program so there are no deadlines for submitting an application. Applications that are not approved due to lack of available funding in the year of application may be considered for funding in future years.