December 4, 2020
The founding principles of the United Conservative Party recognize the importance of a “robust civil society made up of free individuals, strong families, and voluntary associations.”
It’s why the party made major commitments in our election platform to harness the power of civil society. A strong civil society for Alberta is more effective and caring in reducing social problems than a cold and often distant bureaucracy.
One major piece of the United Conservative platform commitment on civil society included the creation of a new $20 million Civil Society Fund.
That fund was announced just this week.
It’s another promise made, promise kept.
“The Civil Society Fund initiative will help bolster and strengthen the civil society sector, not only during recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, but into the future,” United Conservative MLA Jeremy Nixon said.
The fund will be used to help identify recovery opportunities for Alberta’s civil and charitable sector.
Applications are now open for civil society organizations like charities, not-for-profits, volunteer groups, and First Nations and Metis Settlements.
More information on the applications process is available here.
I am excited to announce Alberta’s new Civil Society Fund, which will support charities, not-for-profits and volunteer organizations, as well as First Nations and Metis Settlements, in addressing social problems in our communities. https://t.co/4ynlIX9TNr— Rajan Sawhney (@RajanJSaw) December 3, 2020