Grants Provided by the Town of Sundre Available to Businesses and Residents
Council approved $15,000 to be spent on Storefront Improvements of local businesses within the Town of Sundre. The grant, which was first utilized in 2014, is issued by the economic development office to help improve the aesthetic environment of Sundre's downtown core. That said, any business (with exceptions and restrictions) may apply and receive funding. Grants are issued following the successful submission of an application, based on the advice of Sundre's Corridor Enhancement Committee. Up to $5000 is available per business, including the opportunity for a free architectural design consultation.
Applications must be received by August 31st of the current year, and work must be completed within 6 months or before December 1st of the calendar year.
The SEDIF grant is intended to be used as an economic diversifier targeting the events and tourism sectors. The grant can be issued on a yearly basis to events that are found to show great potential and/or provide a substantial contribution to Sundre's local real economy.
Event planners interested in hosting an event that is open to the public and that specifically acts as a draw for visitors from more than 40 kilometres away should apply for a grant of up to $2,500, which can be used for anything relating to the promotion and execution of the event itself.
Event planners should ensure all bylaws are respected and permits attained before the grant funds are issued.
Applications should be received no later than 60 days prior to the event date.
The Commercial Landscape Improvement Grant is developed for the businesses located within Sundre's downtown core with a goal of improving the look and feel of downtown Sundre. This program is managed and administered by the Economic Development Department under the guidance of the Downtown Area Revitalization Committee. The application deadline has been extended to August 31st of the current year.
The Town of Sundre and Mountain View County (MVC) offer annual funding opportunities to groups and organizations that operate facilities that provide sport, recreation, art and cultural benefits to the citizens of Sundre and surrounding area.