Grants & Bursaries

There are several grants and bursaries available from Yellowhead County. There are grants for parks and recreation, Family and Community Support Services, and agricultural services, as well as bursaries for post-secondary students enrolled in agricultural or environmental sciences related programs.

*Please download and save applications before filling them in or all your content will be lost.


Agriculture Services Grants & Bursaries

Funding is available to community groups in the County who are providing services focused on agricultural producers and rural living. Applications can be found below that can be emailed or printed for paper copies.
**Note: If you wish to use the fillable forms to email, please save the application BEFORE you fill in the information. If you do not do this, the information filled in will be lost.
Please note – if you are applying to other grant programs and you need a letter of support from Yellowhead County, submit the details of your application and your request for support on our before one of the following three intake dates: April 15, August 15, November 15. Council will typically reply within 2 weeks of these dates.

  • Agricultural Services Bursary

    Yellowhead County Agricultural Service Board will provide two $500 bursaries to students residing in Yellowhead County who have enrolled in a post-secondary institution while pursuing an Agricultural or Environmental Sciences related program.

    Agricultural Services Bursary Application  –  Deadline for applications is August 31.

     

  • Agricultural Services Grant

    Agricultural Services Grant Application

    Yellowhead County has grant funding available to community groups in the County who are providing
    services focused on agricultural producers and rural living. Eligible projects must be delivering services
    to and/or for Yellowhead County residents.

    Eligible applicants include:

    • Agricultural producer organizations
    • Research organizations
    • Groups promoting agricultural awareness/education
    • 4-H clubs
    • Garden Clubs

    Eligible projects may include:

    • Demonstration and variety trial plots and projects
    • Research plots and projects
    • Conservation awareness
    • Agricultural and rural living educational programs
    • Promotion and awareness of agriculture and rural living
    • Encouraging careers and youth in agriculture

    Eligible applicants will normally have non-profit societal status and provide a copy of their last annual
    financial statement.
    Applicants that can show support from the community in the form of other funding partners and/or volunteer support will be given priority in funding.

  • Agricultural Services Grant for 4-H Clubs

  • AAAF Memorial Bursary

    Due September 1st annually to your local Agricultural Fieldman, through your local municipality.

    Please ensure that you are eligible to apply for this bursary. The eligibility requirements are listed below.

    Association of Alberta Agricultural Fieldmen Memorial Bursary Application

    You must be:

    • An Alberta resident;
    • Accepted or currently attending a post-secondary institution in Alberta;
    • Accepted or currently enrolled in an agricultural or environmental sciences related
      program;
    • Have not already been awarded this bursary in another region within Alberta.

    Although the following are not requirements, they will be considered priorities:

    • Students that have not received this bursary before;
    • Students entering their first year of post-secondary;
    • Students that have worked for a rural municipality in the past.
  • Farm Family Centennial Award

    The Farm Family Centennial Award recognizes the families who continue to farm on the same locations for a minimum of 100 years.

    The selection of applicants will require that:

    1. Land has been continuously owned and actively farmed or ranched by the applicant’s family for a minimum of 100 years.
    2. The applicant can provide evidence of ancestral ties between the applicant and the original founder of the farm, ranch or homestead.
    3. The applicant can provide the date and location of the original homestead establishment verified by the Alberta Land Titles office- historic land title documents.
    4. The original homestead land base needs to be approximately 160 acres.

Recreation Grants

There are 5 recreational grants available to community groups from the Yellowhead County Rec Board. For information on any grants please contact Crystal McNernie, Parks and Recreation Supervisor at cmcnernie@yellowheadcounty.ab.ca or 780-723-4800.

The following grants are available through the provincial government:

Community Facility Enhancement Program
Community Initiatives Program

**Note:  If you wish to use the fillable forms, please save the application BEFORE filling in the information, if you do not do this all the information will be lost.

Please note – if you are applying to other grant programs and you need a letter of support from Yellowhead County, submit the details of your application and your request for support on our before one of the following three intake dates: April 15, August 15, November 15. Council will typically reply within 2 weeks of these dates.

Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) Grants

The following links are fillable pdf forms that can be saved to be emailed or printed for paper copies:

**NOTE:  If you wish to use the fillable pdf forms, please save the application BEFORE filling in the information, if you do not do this all the information you filled in will be lost.** 

Primary Grant areas include, but are not limited to:

  • FCSS Special Project Grant Application

    For more information and grant availability, please contact Yellowhead County FCSS at:

    WILDWOOD OFFICE

    53404 Range Road 92A, Wildwood, AB.
    Phone: 780-325-3782
    Toll Free: 1 800 814 3935
    Fax: 780 325 3783

  • FCSS Neighbourhood Link Grant Application

    The “NeighbourLink” Grant is an opportunity for geographic neighbours to meet each other in a social environment.  The grant is a one‐time opportunity to offset the costs of hosting a gathering. The grant can accommodate different types of communities; rural, hamlet or subdivision.

    For more information and grant availability, please contact Yellowhead County FCSS at:

    WILDWOOD OFFICE

    53404 Range Road 92A, Wildwood, AB.
    Phone: 780-325-3782
    Toll Free: 1 800 814 3935
    Fax: 780 325 3783

  • Preschool Funding Application

    For more information and grant availability, please contact Yellowhead County FCSS at:

    WILDWOOD OFFICE

    53404 Range Road 92A, Wildwood, AB.
    Phone: 780 325 3782
    Toll Free: 1 800 814 3935
    Fax: 780 325 3783

  • Youth Grants

    The FCSS Board provides grants to community groups providing opportunities for youth to develop self-awareness, skill development and leadership skills. Applicants must complete a grant application and budget for FCSS grants and must supply a financial statement at the end of the project.

    For more information and grant availability, please contact Yellowhead County FCSS at:

    WILDWOOD OFFICE

    53404 Range Road 92A, Wildwood, AB.
    Phone: 780 325 3782
    Toll Free: 1 800 814 3935
    Fax: 780 325 3783

  • Community Grants

    The FCSS Board provides grants to community groups providing a preventive social service function to residents. The funding assistance may go for projects that develop community support and service groups and/or provide information and programming options to their community. Grant funding is subject to the receipt of a grant application and budget and a financial statement from the preceding year.

    For more information and grant availability, please contact Yellowhead County FCSS at:

    WILDWOOD OFFICE

    53404 Range Road 92A, Wildwood, AB.
    Phone: 780 325 3782
    Toll Free: 1 800 814 3935
    Fax: 780 325 3783

  • Preschool and Family Grants

    The FCSS Board policy is to provide funding support for the parent-run cooperative playschools in the County and for parent/child-focused programs. Grant funding for playschools is subject to the receipt of a Playschool Operational Assistance Grant, a financial statement and a projection of revenues and expenditures. Grant funding for other parent/child-focused programs is reviewed upon receipt of a Special Projects Grant Application (see above).

    For more information and grant availability, please contact Yellowhead County FCSS at:

    WILDWOOD OFFICE

    53404 Range Road 92A, Wildwood, AB.
    Phone: 780 325 3782
    Toll Free: 1 800 814 3935
    Fax: 780 325 3783

FCSS Grant Application Requirements

  • Complete an FCSS Grant Application Form with a projected budget and financial statement.
  • Comply with the FCSS grant terms and conditions, utilizing funds only for the purposes outlined in the grant application.
  • Submit a report to FCSS at project completion that includes the financial reporting of the project.
  • Return unused funds to Yellowhead County or provide a report on the projected use of those funds for approval of the FCSS Board.
  • Provide informal reports at the request of the FCSS program
  • Acknowledge the contribution of the FCSS grant to the larger community.

Applications can be sent to:
Yellowhead County
2716 – 1st Avenue Edson, AB T7E 1N9

Email applications can be sent to:
Wendy Robinson
wrobinson@yellowheadcounty.ab.ca

Grant Applications are reviewed and considered by the FCSS board. Requests above $10,000.00 will require the approval of both the FCSS Board and Council. Please consider these timelines when considering applying for a grant.

Heritage Grants

County Cemetery Grants

Yellowhead County maintains a registry of most cemeteries that exist in the County. 

The majority of these cemeteries are owned and operated by non-profit societies that also maintain the cemetery records.