Monday, March 02, 2020 - 5:00 PM

Capital and Community Grants Announced for 2020

The City of St. John's grants and subsidies program makes available limited financial and other resources to nonprofit groups, organizations and individuals whose programming supports the City’s Strategic Directions.

For 2020, community grants total $1,261,800 while capital grants total $297,100; reserves in both grant programs have been held for situations where a decision is pending, or other items may arise before the end of the year.

“The City provides these grants to actively encourage the growth and stability of non-profit groups and organizations that contribute to community connections, sustainability, growth of the arts sector and healthy living,” explained Councillor Jamie Korab, lead Councillor for Community Services. “It is our hope that this financial support will help with projects that benefit our community.”

Community grant applications are received in the following categories:

  • Community Groups and Organizations
  • Special Events and Festivals
  • Sport Groups and Organizations
  • Youth Travel Sport and Non Sport
  • Artist and Arts Organizations 

Capital grants are awarded to eligible applicants for capital purchases, such as building repairs or construction.

Applicants are reviewed by the internal grants committee while grants to artists are reviewed by a jury of their peers.

The list of successful grant applicants is in the attached backgrounder. (* Indicates a new recipient for the 2020 year.)