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Grants and Sponsorships

The Municipality offers several funding programs:

Council Grants

Council Grants are provided to non-profit organizations that benefit the residents of the Municipality of Chester. The categories are,

  • Council Grants of up to $10,000 for non-profit organizations have application deadlines of May 31 and October 31;
  • Tourism Grants for non-profit organizations up to $5,000 have application deadlines of May 31 and October 31; and
  • Major Projects Grants are available to non-profit groups for project amounts of $10,000 or more. The deadline is January 31.

Leadership Training Grant

These funds can be requested for training, certification, and workshops that increase the skills, abilities and knowledge of those in coaching and leadership positions. Funding covers 50% of registration fees associated with training. Please contact the Recreation & Parks Department for an application.

PRO Kids Sponsorship

PRO Kids provides financial assistance to youth for registration fees and equipment costs related to sport and recreation activities. This support is intended to help families with limited income so that their children can be involved in programs and activities. This is a confidential program that supports children and youth 18 years of age and under.

Recreation & Parks Grant

This annual funding opportunity is for non-profit community groups whose primary purpose is to operate, sponsor or encourage recreation programs, activities and facilities within the Municipality of the District of Chester. The deadline for applications is normally the first Friday in October each year.

Youth Sponsorship Program

This program was created to assist youth who have won their way or have been selected to attend a recognized sanctioned event at the provincial, national or international level. Applications are accepted throughout the year and can provide up to $2,000 for ages 21 years and under.

Applicants are only eligible for one grant per fiscal year (April 1-March 31) from any program offered by the Municipality.

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