Community Grants

2023 Community Grants application period has now closed

Town of Banff Community Grants were established to provide an annual distribution of funds to enhance the quality of life for residents and encourage positive environmental change. 

The three, grant funding streams are:

Municipal Community Wellbeing Grants

  • Who can apply? Registered non-profits, charities, societies or community groups serving Banff 
  • What can they apply for? Funds to support projects, programs, events, operating costs, equipment or start-up funds that benefit Banff residents and enhance their quality of life in accordance with the Town of Banff’s vision, goals, and strategic priorities
  • How much is available? Total grant money available is $10,000, up to $10,000 per grant
  • Funding Guidelines (PDF)

FCSS Building Bridges Grants

  • Who can apply? Individuals, informal groups of individuals or neighbours, or non-registered groups/community organizations
  • What can they apply for? Funds which support projects, initiatives, events or equipment that fit with the Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) funding agreement with the province- strengthening the social well-being of individuals, families, and community
  • How much is available?  Total grant money available is $11,000, up to $2,000 per grant. Typical grant size is between $100 and $2,000 
  • Funding Guidelines (PDF)

Environmental Impact Grants

  • Who can apply? Individuals, informal groups of individuals or neighbours, or non-registered groups/community organizations
  • What can they apply for? Funds for projects or initiatives that demonstrate positive environmental impacts and align with Banff’s Environmental Master Plan (PDF) - including reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and waste-to-landfill 
  • How much is available? Total grant money available $20,000, up to $10,000 per grant
  • Funding Guidelines (PDF)

If you have questions or need assistance in completing your application, contact Community Services at 403.762.1251 or email

Grant Decisions

Applications will be reviewed and adjudicated by the Community Grants Committee and recommended recipients and amounts will be forwarded to Banff Town Council for final approval in June of 2023. Funded projects for 2024 must be delivered by September 1, 2024. Grant recipients for 2022 must have their project and grant reports completed by June 30, 2023. 

Other Grant Applications

The Town of Banff Community Grants application deadline has been set after the Banff Canmore Community Foundation grant decisions are made. If you are applying to both a Foundation grant and a Town of Banff grant for the same project, please submit your application after a decision has been made by the Foundation, so complete information on your project’s budget can be included.

Bow Valley-wide projects might be eligible to apply for the Town of Canmore Community Grants program. Applications are open March 27 -April 28, 2023. For further information on these grants, visit  Please include information on your application for these funds in your submitted budget. 

Supporting Information for Applicants

2022 Grant Recipient Community Cookie Baking

Cookie Kitchen

2022 FCSS Building Bridges Grant

  • Valleyview BBQ, Games and Music: $350
  • Men's Art Show and video launch: $2,000
  • Banff Chess Club - reactivation of club: $750
  • Yoga at T'inu: $600
  • No Litter Bugs Here - Community Cleanup T'inu: $540
  • Peer Support Worker Certification: $1,280
  • Local Love Card Making Workshops for the community: $1,200
  • Community Cookie Baking $1,500
  • Banff Community Christmas Concert: $2,000

2022 Community Wellbeing Grant

  • Banff Public Library - Supporting Wellness and Food Security: $3,400
  • The Banff Sports Medicine Foundation - "Keep Kids in Play": $1,000
  • Banff YWCA - Facilitated Workshops: Leading Change: $2,300
  • Banff Curling Club - Youth Club: $1,500
  • Banff Greenhouse Gardening Society:  Enhancing Growing Experience: $1,800

2022 Positive Environmental Impact Grant

  • The Biosphere Institute - Banff Isn't Disposable: $10,000
  • Banff Housing Corporation - The T'inu Bulk Barn: $1,000
  • Banff Public Library - Food Waste and the Library of Things: $1,500
  • Banff Public Library and Community Partners Pilot - Co-Shared Community Vehicle in Banff: $5,250
  • Bow Valley Community Cruisers - Bike All Winter: $1,500

2021 Community Grants

  • The Whyte Museum - Living With Wildlife and Nature from an Indigenous Perspective: $3,500
  • The Banff Sport Medicine Foundation - "Keep Kids in Play" Multimedia Education Resources for Youth Knee Injury Prevention: $2,800
  • Banff Mineral Springs Hospital Covenant Foundation - Virtual Reality Project: $2,500
  • The Crush Collective – Climbing Gear Library - An Accessible Lending Project: $2,500
  • Bow Valley Climate Action Society - Envisioning and Preparing for our Low Carbon Future: $2,000
  • Banff Public Library - Library Listening Room Series: $2,000
  • Banff Skating Club - Operational Support due to Covid: $2,000
  • Banff Springs Golf Club -Junior Golf Equipment Project: $1,500
  • Community Cruisers - Bike All Winter: $1,200

Total: $20,000

2021 Building Bridges Grants  

  • Banff Inclusive Housing Committee - Start Up Costs: $2,000
  • Sarah Dehghan/Kate Gibson - Project Menstruation: $2,000
  • Banff Theatre Collective - One Act Play Festival: $2,000
  • Mo Valley - Cheryl Ello - Testimonial videos men’s mental and physical health: $1,500
  • Banff Mixed Slo Pitch - safety gear new injury prevention rules: $1,300
  • Banff Poet Laureate Committee - Online, interactive presentations, readings and workshops: $1,200
  • Tannia Burelo - Rural Mental Health Project Wellness Toolkits: $1,000

Total: $11,000