City of Chestermere News

Posted on: February 5, 2018

Over $235,000 of funding provided to community groups

Synergy cheque presentation

The City of Chestermere’s Human Services Advisory Board is pleased to announce the recipients of the United Way Partnership and Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) 2018 Program Grants. This funding will help support programs and services that will increase the well-being of residents ranging from infants to seniors.

The Human Services Advisory Board (HSAB), comprised of members of Council and residents, provides oversight to the funding process. They thoroughly review all applications for eligibility, capacity, vision, service delivery strategy and alignment with the Social Investment Framework.

“It is important to provide community grants as these programs help bridge gaps,” says Upasana Dhawan, Chair of the Human Services Advisory Board. “We encourage community groups to keep up the good work!”

Applications from community groups closed in August and were reviewed by the Human Services Advisory Board in September. In early January, all funded agencies were presented with their cheques. 

2018 United Way/Chestermere Partnership funding will support:

  • The Healthy Families program provided by Accredited Supports to the Community (ASC)
  • Campers with special needs and the enhancement of the Volunteer Program at Camp Chestermere
  • Public education and community outreach at the Canadian National Institute for the Blind AB/NWT Division
  • The Be Safe program for the Canadian Red Cross Society
  • The financial literary program Dollars with Sense through Junior Achievement of Southern Alberta

2018 FCSS funding will support:

  • The Teen Leadership Development program at Camp Chestermere
  • The Awakening Passions program for students in Grade two and three at Prairie Water Elementary School
  • The Youth Connections program from Rocky View Immigrant Services
  • The Ignite & Inspire program for youth mentorship at Synergy

”We are very pleased to offer this funding for these deserving groups,” says Donelda Laing, Director of Community Services. “These new and existing services will provide residents with more opportunities to enhance their well-being and by extension, the health of the community.”  

Community grants are provided for a one year term. Applications for 2019 funding will open in June and the HSAB invites any interested groups or organizations to apply.

For more information about the funded projects and funding application process, please visit

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