Applications Open – Canada Community Revitalization Fund
The assessment of applications will begin on July 23, 2021, 11:59 PDT.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit by this date.
The impacts of COVID-19 restrictions have greatly affected the vitality of local communities. To ensure communities have access to resources and support for economic recovery, the Government of Canada launched the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF) to help organizations such as local governments, Indigenous communities and groups, not-for-profits, and other community-based groups, improve key community gathering spaces to help bring Canadians back together once public measures have eased.
Announced in Budget 2021, Canada’s Regional Development Agencies are delivering the $500 million national initiative. Western Economic Diversification Canada is responsible for managing over $150 million to help communities transform local infrastructure and gathering spaces in the West.
Applicants in Western Canada may be eligible to receive non-repayable contributions of up to $750,000 to help revitalize main streets or downtown cores, improve or reinvent outdoor spaces, create environmental benefits and green impacts, and increase accessibility to public spaces.
More details on the CCRF program, including types of eligible projects, deadlines, and the online application portal, are on WD’s webpage.