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Apply for Funding

Do you have an idea that can boost our community? 

Apply for the Community Economic & Development Fund!

This fund offers up to $2,500 in support of projects in Jasper that help build community. Here are some examples of what we are looking for projects that:

  • Build connection in Jasper
  • Promote community health and well-being
  • Benefit the environment
  • Develop skills to start or run a business
  • Improve skills for the workplace 
  • Increase the number of jobs or businesses 

If any of this sounds like your idea, download and fill out the applicable PDF package and send it to Jenna McGrath at

More information can be found in the PDF application packages.

Past Projects Funded by the Community & Economic Development Fund

2023 - 6-Month Projects

The Community and Economic Development Fund's first intake was in May 2023 for 6-month projects running from July to December 2023. Two projects were selected by the council for funding.

Jasper Local Food Society

  • The Jasper Local Food Society received $2,500 to support the "Soup for You" program, run by Glenda The Great.
  • The program operates Monday to Friday from 10am to 7pm, serving 30-50 litres of soup daily.
  • Staff at Glenda The Great prepare, serve, and clean up after the program.

Program Highlights:

  • Builds community by bringing together people of all ages, from kids to seniors, arena users, and those facing food insecurity.
  • Free soup with minimal to no stigma due to its location.
  • Promotes social connections, with elderly users often striking up conversations and forming new friendships.
  • Reflects Glenda The Great’s dedication to the community, inspiring all involved.

Jasper Pride Festival Society

  • The Jasper Pride Festival Society received $2,500 for activities in 2023 to support the LGBTQ2S+ community.
  • Funds were used for three activities:
  1. Halloween Hike (Oct 29th):
    • Collaborated with Friends of Jasper National Park.
    • 30 participants, with transportation donated by Sundog Tours.
    • Provided a safe, welcoming space for the LGBTQ2S+ community.
  2. Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) Pucks and Pride (Nov 16th):
    • Partnered with the GSA for a youth-led initiative to raise awareness of Pride in Hockey.
    • 200 attendees had their sticks taped with rainbow tape, supporting the GSA youth and fostering community and safety.
  3. Holiday Winddown:
    • Games night and dinner during the holidays.
    • 50 attendees enjoyed food, games, and laughter, increasing connections within the LGBTQ2S+ community.
    • Successfully recruited new volunteers for the organization.