The Town of Altona supports the enhancement of a positive quality of life for all its residents. One means of achieving this goal is through the provision of grants to organizations that contribute to the general interest and advantage of the community. The Town also recognizes that supporting volunteer community-based organizations is often fundamental to maintaining this quality of life. This policy has been formulated to foster consistency with the awarding of grants to groups whose benefits and services are enjoyed by the residents of the Town.
Please review the Community Grants Policy. The Community Grants Application form for 2021 is available below, and the deadline is March 15, 2021.
Community Grant Recipients 2020
Due to COVID-19, not all grants were able to be presented in person.
Altona and Area Family Resource Centre
The Altona and Area Family Resource Centre provides resources for families with preschool aged children in the community, and offers programming in early learning and literacy, healthy nutrition and physical health, positive parenting, and community capacity building. The Town of Altona has been partnered with this organization for many years, and this year supported the AAFRC with a monetary gran, and with representation on the Board.
Learn more about the Altona and Area Family Resource Centre on their Facebook, Instagram, or website.
Altona & District Heritage Research Centre
The Altona & District Heritage Research Centre works to preserve materials, and make materials available for research relating to the story of our community and the surrounding area. The ADHRC was chosen to receive a grant in 2020 in support of this important work.
Blue Sky Opportunities
In 2015, the Town of Altona committed to five years of grants to Blue Sky Opportunities in support of the new recycling facility. In 2020, the final installment of this grant was provided to Blue Sky Opportunities.
Learn more about Blue Sky Opportunities on their website.
Gardens on Tenth
In 2020, the Town of Altona provided the Gardens on Tenth with the final installment of a five year long commitment to tax forgiveness, which helped the Gardens on Tenth become established.
Genesis House is a non-profit organization that provides resources, assistance, support and safety for women and children who need it, as well as educating and empowering the community to make positive changes. Altona is one of several communities that is supported by this organization, and as such, the Town of Altona offered a community grant to Genesis House in 2020. To learn more about Genesis House, visit their website.
Katie Cares is a non-profit organization which provides a home away from home, and other support to families while their loved ones are at Boundary Trails Hospital. This organization was chosen to receive a grant in 2020.
To learn more about Katie Cares, visit their website.
Kiddie Sunshine Centre
The Kiddie Sunshine Centre is a non-profit organization which offers early learning, childcare, and nursery school services to the Town of Altona. In 2020, they applied to the Town of Altona for a grant in support of their expansion project to add more spaces to their centre. The Town of Altona has chosen to provide a grant for up to $10,000 per year for each $50,000 raised by the organization, over the next five years in support of this project. In 2020, the Town of Altona was pleased to offer the full annual amount of $10,000 in support of this project.
To learn more about the Kiddie Sunshine Centre, visit their website.
Oakview Golf & Country Club
Oakview Golf & Country Club submitted a grant request to the Town of Altona in support of their Clubhouse Project in 2020. Oakview has a long history of volunteerism and community involvement, and offer “Little Swingers” golf lessons, seniors leagues, and everything in between. They also offer free golf to kids 16 and under, encouraging family outings by making it more affordable to get out on the course. The Town of Altona provided a 5% matching grant to Oakview, for a total of $2,500 in 2020.
To learn more about Oakview Golf & Country Club, visit their website.
Pembina Valley Humane Society
The Pembina Valley Humane Society is an organization that helps abandoned animals and supports humane and sustainable communities for all animals through education and advocacy throughout the Pembina Valley. The Town of Altona supported this organization with a community grant in 2020.
To learn more about the Pembina Valley Humane Society, visit their website.