Tuesday, March 06, 2018 - 9:45 AM

Council Awards $1.26 Million in Annual Grants Program

On Monday, March 5, City Council voted to approve $1,259,850 in grants to 174 community organizations and individuals, including 35 new applicants for 2018. The total list of grant recipients is posted on the City’s website.

The City of St. John's grants and subsidies program makes available limited financial and other resources to non-profit groups, organizations and individuals whose programming supports the City’s strategic directions.  Applications were received under 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

2018 capital grants have not yet been finalized.

“Our goal through the grants program is to actively encourage the growth and stability of non-profit groups and organizations that contribute to the general well-being of residents and the community,” explained Councillor Jamie Korab, lead councillor for Community Services. “The quality of applications for 2018 was tremendous, and it is our hope that this financial support will help these groups and individuals complete ongoing and new projects that benefit our community in many ways.”

Grants to community, sport and special events and festivals were reviewed by an internal grants committee. Key considerations included the association’s current financial status; the program’s alignment with the City’s strategic directions and the impact on the wellbeing of the overall community.

Grants to artists and arts organizations were reviewed by a jury of their peers and awarded based on the principles of supporting artistic development, fulfilling their mandate, contributing to the growth and sustainability of the St. John’s arts community and the overall wellbeing of the community.

Media Contact:
Kelly Maguire
Media Relations
City of St. John's