Social Services Support for COVID-19


Effective April 21, 2020, the Government of Alberta will be temporarily suspending applications for the $30 million in emergency social services funding to charities, not-for-profits and civil society organizations to support their COVID-19 response. Government has received over 600 applications. Current applications are being reviewed, and approvals for urgent requests will occur before reopening intake of applications.  

On March 17, 2020, the Alberta government announced additional emergency funding to charities, non-profits and civil society organizations through the Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) program to support their COVID-19 response. This funding will be provided immediately and will support social services in enabling social distancing, as well as supports and services for at-risk seniors and families facing homelessness, poverty and social isolation.

Funding criteria and more [pdf]
Request an application [email]

FCSS & United Way Grant 


This is a partnership between the Town of Cochrane and United Way with one application.

2020 Funding Recommendations Decision Chart

Want to apply for the next round of grant funding? Watch for updates in early September.

If you would like to know more about the process in general please call 403-851-2250.

FCSS gives preference to projects that:

United Way supports projects that:

  • overcome poverty;
  • build successful kids;
  • build strong communities; and 
  • create lasting social change.

Ineligible projects include:

​projects that are strictly for individuals, health, capital projects, education, entrepreneurship, or recreation.

Application available: check back in the early September
Application deadline: check back in the late summer for new dates