Grants and Bursary Programs

We offer a number of grants and bursaries to residents and community organizations.

Grants

Program and Activity Grants

Program and Activity Grants are available to small community groups, clubs and organizations including schools.

Activities in which the group, club or organization (located within Saddle Hills County, and serving children, youth or seniors) may be involved include:

  • Athletics
  • Culture
  • Arts
  • Crafts
  • Health and well-being

Similar grants are available to groups, clubs or organizations, serving children, youth or seniors in similar activities, outside Saddle Hills County, conditional on the group's activities being accessible to Saddle Hills County residents.

We will accept applications three times per year with deadlines on:

  • January 31st
  • May 31st
  • September 30th

Any community group wishing to apply for assistance through this grant fill out and submit a Program and Activity Grant Applications Form. 

Capital Grants

We offer financial assistance to community organizations to enhance the lifestyle of County residents through capital expenditures on items such as community halls and other projects

Any community group wishing to apply for assistance through this grant fill out and submit a Capital Grant Applications Form and a Capital Grant Compliance Acknowledgement.

We will accept applications no later than October 15 of each year for the following budget year.

Operating Grants

We offer financial assistance to local community organizations to assist in with operating expenses and activities.

Any community group wishing to apply for assistance through this grant fill out and submit a Operating Grant Applications Form.

We will accept applications no later than October 15 of each year for the following budget year.

Cemetery Maintenance Grants

Cemetery Maintenance grants are available for maintenance and upkeep on cemeteries throughout the County. We must receive a completed Cemetery Maintenance Grant Application no later than October 15.

Bursaries

Our Bursary Program is available to eligible local students. Applicants may also qualify for additional matching NADC bursaries.

Student Eligibility

Candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a resident of Saddle Hills County for a minimum of one year and have minimum one year's residency in Alberta immediately prior to the application date
  • Be enrolled full time in a post-secondary program recognized by Alberta Advanced Education
  • Be committed to living and working in northern Alberta
  • Have reasonably good prospects for employment in northern Alberta after graduation

Bursary application process

  • Write a paragraph of at least 500 words detailing your chosen field of study
  • Supply two (2) letters of reference
  • Complete the bursary application
  • In addition, you must complete the NADC Bursary Partnerships Program application

You can complete the form online, or you can submit a physical copy. If you go physical, once you have filled it in and signed it, please send it along with the rest of your completed packaged to Saddle Hills County on or before June 1:

By Mail: Saddle Hills County, RR #1 Spirit River, Alberta, T0H 3G0

By Fax: 780-864-3904

Submit your application by Email

For any other questions, contact us.