Funding Opportunities

Not-for-profit organizations, school boards, and playschools providing preventative social programs in Central Alberta can now apply for funding from Red Deer & District Family & Community Support Services (FCSS).

Funding Guide and Guidelines

The new Red Deer and District FCSS Funding Guide was created in 2019, following a review process that included extensive stakeholder consultation. It is intended to provide further clarity around key elements of the funding that can be locally influenced, including mandate, structure and adjudication.

FCSS Red Deer Funding Guide (pdf)

2024-2026 FCSS Grant Application Process (pdf)

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Application deadline: Thursday, April 6, 2023, at 4 p.m. MST

Applicants can choose to attend one of the following procurement orientation sessions for more information on the requirements and process:

  • Friday, March 17 from 10 to 11:15 a.m. in the Crimson Star room, 2nd Floor, City Hall or via Microsoft Teams

Application timeline

Application intake begins March 1, 2023
Deadline for questions March 24, 2023
Deadline for issuing addenda March 27, 2023
Application deadline April 6, 2023, 4:00:59 PM, MST
Anticipated award date June 6, 2023

For more information

Please contact The City of Red Deer Community Development team at 403-406-8820 or

Other funding opportunities

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Agency Capacity Building Grant

Red Deer & District FCSS agency capacity building funds are intended to help make our community organizations stronger and more effective.

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Spark Grant

Funded by the Red Deer & District Family and Community Support Services (FCSS), the Spark Grant provides a matching grant to help you build relationships and get to know your neighbours.