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

2023 Community Grants 

  • Palliative Care Society of the BV - Volunteer Expansion and Deployments: $2,500
  • artsPlace - Belonging and Connection Through the Arts: $2,500
  • Bowstrings Heritage Foundation  - An Indigenous Map of Banff- Walking/Biking Tour: $2,500
  • Bow Valley Wellness, Recovery and Preparedness Coalition- See the Signs: $2,500

2023 FCSS Building Bridges Grants

  • Banff Skating Club - Coach Mentorship Program: $2,000
  • Rochelle Rooney - Fun & Fitness w. Hula Hoops: $1,000
  • Sulphur Court Condominium Association - Sulphur Court Island Beautification Project: $2,000
  • BV Filipino Basketball League - Bow Valley Filipino Basketball League: $2,000
  • Oesa Arts Magazine - Oesa Arts Showcasing: $2,000
  • Local Love - Local Love Craft Workshops: $2,000

2023 Environmental Impact Grants           

  • Covenant Foundation - Banff Mineral Springs Hospital Recycling/Waste Management Project: $9,735
  • Banff Park Church - High Efficiency Equipment Upgrade: $10,265

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