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Wainwright & District
Family and Community Services—  Building Community  —

Grants & Funding Information

Governing Principles as Stipulated in the FCSS Act

Programs, services, or projects receiving FCS funding must,

  1. Be of a preventative nature that enhances the social well-being of individuals and families through promotion or intervention strategies provided at the earliest opportunity, and
  2. do one or more of the following:
    1. Help people to develop independence, strengthen coping skills and become more resistant to crisis;
    2. Help people to develop an awareness of social needs;
    3. Help people to develop interpersonal and group skills which enhance constructive relationships among people;
    4. Help people and communities to assume responsibility for decisions and actions which affect them;
    5. Provide support that help sustain people as active participants in the community.

Services provided under a program must not,

  1. Provide primarily for the recreational needs or leisure time pursuits of individuals,
  2. Offer direct financial assistance to sustain an individual or family,
  3. Be primarily rehabilitative in nature, or
  4. Duplicate services that are ordinarily provided by a government or government agency.

Expenditures of the program shall not include,

  1. The purchase of land or buildings,
  2. The construction or renovation of a building
  3. The purchase of motor vehicles
  4. Any costs required to sustain an organization that do not relate to direct service delivery under the program
  5. Municipal property taxes and levies, or
  6. Daily allowances for members of any board or committee.

Eligibility for FCS Funding

In order to be eligible for WDFCS Special Project funding, organizations must be requesting funding for programs/services/projects that serves residents of the Wainwright & District community.

As stated above the funding must be used for programs of a preventative nature and cannot be used towards capital projects or programs.

Allocations will be determined based on an Agency Review Process that ensures that the FCSS Mandate is fulfilled and that the program/service/project addresses priorities of the WDFCS Board.

Program Information and Application Process

The process of applying for WDFCS Special Project funding is simple. Complete the downloadable Special Project Application. Send the application to the WDFCS Director. The Board will review the request and may request further information, approve the entire request or a portion, or decline funding.

Applicants are encouraged to contact the WDFCS Director if assistance or further information is required.

Downloadable Forms

The following forms are available for download on our Resource Page.


Contact: | Cathy Charlton |