Community Culture Development Fund

The Community Culture Development Fund (CCDF) is a City of Red Deer grant program that provides financial support to not-for-profit organizations delivering arts, culture, and heritage initiatives in our community. Grant funds are intended to assist organizations, build their capacity to provide a service, manage a cultural facility, act as an umbrella organization for other cultural organizations, develop new cultural programs and services, and/or produce a community-based special event or festival.
The Community Culture Development Fund is a City of Red Deer gran program

Culture Opportunities Category

Provides support to offset short notice and/or one-time costs related to unforeseeable culture opportunities where longer term planning was not possible. Retroactive funding is not permitted.

Application deadline: Applicants may apply for this funding at any time – there is no deadline.  Allow up to 4 weeks from receipt of application to decision.  This category remains open until funds are expended.

Reporting Forms:

Culture Development Category

Provides support to service providers to offset operational costs required to deliver culture programs and services within the community.

Application deadline: The next 3-year cycle for this category will be 2026-2028, with an application deadline of September 29, 2025.

2023 - 2025 Funded Year Reporting Forms:

Annual reporting for CCDF - Development Category funding received in 2023 must be completed in the SmartSimple Platform by January 31, 2024.  You will be able to access the reporting tool as early as October 2023.

2022 Funded Year Reporting Forms:


Community Development will consider appeals only in instances where the appellant believes there has been an error in fact or in process in the handling of their submission. Disagreement with a final funding decision in itself does not warrant an appeal. To make an appeal, complete your Appeal Form (pdf) and submit it to

Appeal deadline: November 17

Annual Reports

View the annual reports to learn about local culture activities that received support from the Community Culture Development Fund grant program in that year.