Downtown Activation 4 Seasons Grant

The Downtown Activation 4 Seasons Grant is a one time only fund, with a maximum application amount of $5000.00 The purpose of this grant it to provide support to community-led projects that empower citizens to take action to enliven underutilized downtown spaces with short-term attractions that achieve the strategic moves of the Downtown Activation Playbook (pdf).


  • The deadline to apply was May 1, 2024.
  • Applicants will be notified of a decision by June 1, 2024
  • Projects must be completed by March 31, 2025
  • Final reports will be due March 31, 2025.

Eligible applicants:

Registered non-profit societies in good standing serving Red Deer are eligible. They must provide proof of recently filed Society Annual Return with the Government of Alberta and not be in arrears with The City of Red Deer for any municipal charges. Individuals with ideas for projects will need to work with a non-profit organization.


  • Contribute to four season activation strategies with a focus on spring, fall and winter activations
  • Enliven the streets with short-term attractions
  • Leverage underutilized spaces in the downtown
  • Increase downtown attraction for residents and visitors

Funding may not be received if there are outstanding reports due for previously received grants.


Please review the complete Downtown Activation 4 Seasons Grant Guide (pdf) before starting your application.