Westlock Community Foundation Announces 2024 Granting Program


Excitement is in the air as the Westlock Community Foundation (WCF) proudly announces the launch of our 2024 granting program! At the heart of our mission is a commitment to building and strengthening community. This annual initiative plays a pivotal role in fostering positive change and growth within our region.

Funding Opportunities for Positive Change:

The 2024 granting program is a beacon of hope for those with ambitious plans to enhance our community. WCF is dedicated to offering a diverse range of grants that cater to various needs and aspirations. Whether you represent a charitable organization or a community group with a noble cause, we invite you to explore the comprehensive list of funding opportunities available through WCF.

These opportunities include, but are not limited to:

1. Community Priorities Grants: Supporting projects that contribute to the overall development and well-being of our region including the Town of Westlock, Westlock County, and the Village of Clyde.

Projects we wish to support include these six community priorities:

  • Community Health & Wellness - Factors that create and improve physical, social, and mental health;
  • Cultural Life- enrichment through celebration of our culture and heritage;
  • Lifelong Learning - Ways in which residents of all ages discover, develop, and share knowledge and skills;
  • Environment - Assessing and enhancing the vitality of plants, animals, and local geography;
  • Connections and Belonging- The ways we associate, relate, and connect with our family, friends, and neighbours; and,
  • Abundant Living- Factors that affect conditions of subsistence in our communities, taking into account the availability, affordability, and appropriateness of resources that help all of us meet our basic needs.

2. Youth in Action Grants: Focusing on initiatives that nurture the education and growth of our youth, ensuring a brighter future for generations to come.

The Youth in Action Granting Program aims to empower young leaders by supporting youth-led initiatives that will benefit the community. Projects funded through Youth in Action grants must be initiated, led, and organized by residents within Westlock, Westlock County, and the Village of Clyde up to 25 years of age, in collaboration with a charitable partner.

3. Learning and Literacy Grants:  Investing in programs that promote lifelong learning and community building through literacy and educational opportunities.

4. Rural Resiliency Grants:  Celebrating the unique living of rural communities.

The Westlock Community Foundation established this fund in honour of Florence and Albert Miller. The Millers donated the initial gift that started the Foundation, and were deeply rooted in the lifestyle of rural Alberta.

The objective of the Rural Resiliency Grant is to enhance and sustain a quality of life in the rural communities Westlock. Examples of organizations that may apply for this grant include: 4H, Community Halls, Agricultural Societies.

This fund is not limited to these groups, if you have a project that you believe fits the criteria outlined below, you are invited to apply.

Important Dates:

Mark your calendars, as the grant application process is set to unfold with the following key dates:

- Grant Applications Open: February 2, 2024
- Grant Applications Close: March 28, 2024

This open call for funding is your opportunity to take the first step towards transforming your ideas into impactful initiatives that will leave a lasting legacy in our region.

How to Apply:

Detailed information on the application process, eligibility criteria, and guidelines ware available on our grants page. We encourage all eligible parties to review the information thoroughly and submit their applications before the closing date.

The Westlock Community Foundation believes in the power of collective action, and together, we can shape a brighter future for our community.

Join us in making a difference. Apply for the 2024 WCF Granting Program and be a catalyst for positive change in our communities.