Echo Lacombe Association welcomes requests for a wide range of projects and programs within the City of Lacombe including, but not limited to:
*Note: If a grant request is for a longer term project, applicants should outline their plans for sustainability.
We look for initiatives that:
Meet a need or fill a gap within the community
Enhance community organizations’ capacity to deliver services
Complement existing initiatives in the community in a positive and useful way
Develop new partnerships or networks
Contribute new understanding about community issues
If a request falls within one of the categories below, it will not be considered:
How do we make decisions?
All proposals are reviewed by the Echo Lacombe Association Board of Directors. The board considers whether the applicant has demonstrated an appropriate plan, the capacity to implement the project, a reasonable budget and timeframe, appropriate partners, a plan for sustainability (if applicable), and likelihood of a benefit to the City of Lacombe. Because of the wide range of requests we receive, consider, and fund, the Board does not use strict criteria. Rather, they assess the proposals holistically and decide whether the project, program, or initiative is a good investment for Echo Lacombe Association at that time. A successful grant application may receive up to 50% funding support towards their approved project/program budget. Successful applicants must provide onsite signage indicating that ‘this project was made possible in part from funding generated by Echo Energy.’ All approved projects are to be presented to Lacombe City Council and accepted as information.
Each year, Echo Lacombe Association will distribute funding between the following four pillars:
Grant seekers are advised within a few days of the Board's decision and, if a grant has been awarded, a cheque is forwarded to the organization soon after the decision. If the Board declines a proposal, notification is provided promptly.
How do I apply?
You are invited to submit your proposals via the application form, in person or by email to:
5214 – 50th Avenue
Applications must include:
Applications are accepted throughout the year. Successful grant applicants must complete their project within a year of receiving funds and provide a one page report detailing:
Disclaimer: Completion of an application does not guarantee funding support. The ECHO Lacombe Association has the right to refuse any application for any reason.
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