Stettler County council has made its decision regarding funding requests for the first intake of the 2023 Community Investment Program. The decision was made during the Jan. 11 council meeting.
In total, the county received nine request for funding from different events and community groups scattered around the region.
“There is a lot of really good projects here that will support the greater community,” said Coun. Les Stulberg.
The Community Investment Program was created by the county to better control the budget and funding requests seen every year. The program has a maximum budget of $15,000 per year, split into two $7,500 intakes, with one ending May 31 for the latter half of the year, and one ending Dec. 31 for the first half of the the year following.
The requests seen by council during the January meeting were all received at the Dec. 31 intake.
Eight of the nine groups received funding from the program, thanks to a carried motion by Stulberg.
Stettler’s Steel Wheel Stampede received $2,500, the Big Jack Classic fishing derby received $2,000, Big Valley Kids Christmas received $500, Big Valley Minor Hockey Received $500, the Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre fundraiser received $500, the Stettler Ag. Society received $500, the Stettler and District Music Festival received $500, the Stettler High School Rodeo Club received $500.
Groups receiving funding from the program may only submit one application per year, need to serve the community, cannot make money, and must acknowledge the county as a funding source.
The ninth group requesting funds, Stettler and District Home Support, received its request amount, $4,820, from the rural development fund in a separate motion.