Flagstaff County has partnered with neighbouring urban municipalities to offer recreation funding as an essential means for enhancing individual well-being, community vitality and economic sustainability.
At the beginning of each year, $750,000 in recreation funding is distributed to the 10 Agricultural Societies within the region including the Sedgewick and District Ag Society. These funds are distributed through the Recreation Funding Committee to deserving recreation and culture groups for operational or capital projects. In 2019 the Sedgewick Ag Society received $121,807 from the County.
Although each application is determined to be successful on a case-by-case basis, applications should meet at least one of the following priorities:
- Programs that contribute to ongoing use of recreation facilities within the Town and surrounding area.
- Projects that can reasonably demonstrate future financial feasibility.
- Capital projects that retrofit current facilities so as to decrease normal operating costs.
- Projects that revitalize well used programs.
- Projects that enhance skill/team building.
- Projects/programs that attend to a wide demographic.
To be eligible for the Town Recreation Grant Program, applicants must be one of the following:
- A recreation user group (example, Minor Hockey, Flagstaff Fusion, Sedgewick Golf Club etc.)
- A cultural user group (example, Sedgewick Library, Battle River Art Club, Flagstaff Players etc.)
- An Agricultural Society
- A school
You are ineligible to apply for funding if you are:
- A for profit organization
- A faith based group
- A business or entrepreneur
- A Cemetery
- A museum
Applications are received twice a year in two phases. Phase I applications are due by May 1st and Phase II applications are due September 16th.
*Financial statements from the previous operating year must accompany all applications. As well, all submissions must include a non-profit number.