Community Better ParticipACTION Grant

The City of Red Deer was named Canada’s Most Active Community in the 2022 ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge, winning the top prize of $100,000 to be used for physical activity and sports initiatives in our community.
Figure skater jumping at Bower Ponds

Since then, an advisory group from various organizations collaborated to determine how to best distribute the prize money. Two grant intakes were offered to individuals and organizations, with the aim to encourage physical activity in the community. The results were fantastic! So much so, that the Community Better Advisory Team has decided to allocate $20,000 for a final grant towards a legacy project.

$20,000 Legacy Project Funding

  • This was a one-time grant of up to $20,000 to go towards a project that is inclusive for all and promotes physical activity at present and into the future.

Applications closed September 15, 2023.

For the past successful recipients of the Community Better $500 Physical Activity Individual Grant and the $1,000 Physical Activity Organizational grant, please complete the Community Better Physical Activity Grant Report Form (pdf). Reporting is due 30 days after the completion of your project.

For further questions please email