On June 1st, 2017, the Federation of Calgary Communities along with The City of Calgary launched a brand-new microgrant program – called ActivateYYC – to community residents across Calgary.
ActivateYYC is a new, one-time microgrant program that centers on local community projects that bring people together to walk, play and be neighbourly. These projects employ tactical urbanism – quick, temporary, and low-cost initiatives. ActivateYYC will provide grants – averaging $750 – to organized groups and businesses to experiment with temporary local projects and events that motivate Calgarians to walk, play and be neighbourly. Projects are encouraged to take place in any season of the year. To support, organize and administer these grants, the Federation of Calgary Communities has partnered with the City of Calgary and Walk21 to introduce the ActivateYYC program to local communities!
In honour of Canada’s 150th birthday, there are 150 microgrants available. The deadline for this first cycle of granting is August 15th, 2017.
To increase awareness and engagement with ActivateYYC, please pass along this information to your respective networks, partners and communities. Together we can get all of Calgary to walk, play and be neighbourly! Please find attached a resource on the ActivateYYC campaign.
If you have any questions about the program, please visit the Federation of Calgary Communities' website.