Leduc County

Community development

Leduc County Parks and Recreation provides support and resources to community organizations across the region. Assistance varies and is adaptable to meet the unique needs of different groups, but can include services such as identifying and applying for grants, event consultation, board and facility development assistance, and information referral.

Leduc County Parks and Recreation offers consultation and resources to community associations when applying for grant funding. Whether your organization is looking to upgrade a facility, start a community program, or revitalize a sporting league, Leduc County can help you find the right grants. The following grant options are available to Alberta community groups:

Regional Partnerships

Leduc County maintains cost-sharing agreements with six municipalities in the Leduc County region. These agreements ensure Leduc County residents have access to quality recreation services, while reducing the recreation costs each municipality is required to pay. Services funded through the cost-share agreements include arenas, pools, athletic fields, recreation programs and libraries. Leduc County is divided into seven recreation districts based on population and school areas, which determines the cost-share amounts.

Cost-Share Agreements

Municipality Population Percentage of overall recreation funds provided
Municipality area Leduc County area Combined
Beaumont 17,720 1,870 19,590 9.55%
Calmar 2,228 2,013 4,241 47.47%
Devon 6,650 73 6,723 1.09%
Leduc 30,498 2,368 32,866 7.21%
Thorsby 1,025 1,470 2,495 58.92%
Warburg 766 1,416 2,182 74%
Nisku   141    
Total 58,887 9,351 68,097  

Regional Recreation Agreements

Regional recreation agreements are in place with the Village of Thorsby and Village of Warburg. Through these agreements, regional recreation boards were established to advise administration of local needs and distribute funds to local organizations annually on behalf of Leduc County. One member of each board is represented at the Leduc County Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee meetings.

Contact

Phone: 780-955-6410
Fax: 780-979-0032
Email: parksandrec@leduc-county.com

Community funding for recreation, athletic and cultural groups

Leduc County Parks and Recreation is committed to providing funding to the region through various arts, cultural and recreation grants. For more information, please contact Andrea Oneski, community development coordinator, at 780-770-9264 or andrea@leduc-county.com.

Grants available for 2018 include the following:

Recreation board grants

Community recreation committees distribute grant funding to local recreation, athletic and cultural groups on behalf of Leduc County. Groups who received grant funding in 2017 included community halls, minor sports teams and community special events. Groups are encouraged to contact Leduc County in advance of submitting their applications to determine eligibility.

Calmar region
Calmar groups must submit their applications via email to andrea@leduc-county.com.

Thorsby region
Thorsby groups must submit their applications via email to andrea@leduc-county.com.

New Sarepta region
New Sarepta groups must submit their requests via email to andrea@leduc-county.com.

Warburg region
Warburg groups must submit their requests to the Warburg Village office, attention Shelley.

Application deadline: Wednesday, Feb. 28

Recreation grants: funding guidelines and application

Alberta Summer Games Legacy Grant

The ASG Legacy Grant will be awarded to programs, events or structures within the Leduc County region that are lasting and sustainable, and is intended to be seed funding. This application will assist the preparation of an Expression of Interest (EOI), which is stage one of a two-stage process for funding applications. Projects must include a legacy component that will have a lasting impact on the community, such as new community programs, special
events, playgrounds, park amenities, annual festivals or regional events or activities.

Application deadline: Wednesday, Feb. 28

Alberta Summer Games Legacy Grant Program: Expression of interest application criteria

Arts and Culture Grant

This new initiative is dedicated to supporting arts and culture programs and events. Eligible activities include visual arts, media arts, performing arts, literacy arts, multicultural and heritage arts and educational arts.

Application deadline: Wednesday, Feb. 28

Arts and Cultural Grants: Funding guidelines and application