Community Grant Application

Community Association Support Grants

Community and neighborhood associations are groups that represent a geographical location within the Town of Cochrane. For example, Bow Meadows, Gleneagles and Heartland Community Associations.

The Community Association Support Grant provides up to $500 dollars annually to help with operating expenses.  

Associations may apply once per calendar year. 

Apply Now: Community Association Support Grant application

Small and Large-Scale Project and Event Matching Grants

The Town of Cochrane partners with not-for-profit organizations to assist in building a community of choice for present and future generations.

The purpose of the small and large-scale matching Project and Event Grants is to provide financial assistance towards projects, events or capital expenditures that enhance and enrich the community. Through the program, the Town of Cochrane particularly wishes to encourage initiatives from locally based, registered not-for-profit organizations that will impact a broad section of the community, promote a positive community spirit, and which are innovative in nature.

Other details:

  • Applications can be for up to 50% funding, to a maximum of $2,500 per project/event or capital expenditure for small-scale grants and a maximum of $15,000 for large-scale grants. 
  • The project/event or capital expenditure, or the phase of the project/event being applied for, must be completed or purchased within 12 months of funds being distributed.
  • New applications meeting criteria will be given equal consideration with repeat applications.

Create a spark in your community

Applications are now closed for 2023 funding. Please check back in January, 2024. 

For more information on this grant, please email 

Community Investment Grant Program Policy

How are recipients selected?
Community Investment Grant Policy supports: Arts, Culture, Heritage, social, recreation or environment and/or community spirit. 

Application Requirements 
Small-scale and Large-scale matching grant applications must include:

  • Detailed description of the project;
  • Project budget;
  • Identification of matching contribution (i.e., in kind donations, volunteer
  • hours, available funding, sponsorship funds); and
  • Current list of board of directors with names, positions, and contact Information

Guiding Principles
The Community Investment Grant Program is guided by a set of principles that help guide decision-making and Administration. These principles are:

  • community-driven public benefit
  • transparency
  • equity
  •  accountability
  • flexibility
  • simplicity

Applicant Resources: 
Budget Template: Applicants can use this Budget Template and submit it with your application.