The City of Whitehorse invests nearly $1 million annually in its grant programs. These investments are divided into several areas, including Community Service Grants, Environmental Fund Grants, Municipal Services Grants, Festival and Special Events Fund Grants, Recreation Grants, Seniors’ Utility Rebate, and Heritage Incentive.
The City’s Community Service Grant provides funding to organizations that provide services to needy members of the community, including but not limited to the elderly, persons with disabilities, people on low income, and/or special needs groups.
The City's Environmental Fund Grant offers financial assistance to encourage volunteer non-profit societies, commercial organizations and community groups in Whitehorse to further improve and develop environmental programs and projects for Whitehorse citizens.
The City’s Festival and Special Events Fund program offers grants and in-kind support to community groups and organizations for festivals and special community needs. To apply for a Festival and Special Events Fund grant click here.
The City’s Municipal Services Grant provides grants for property taxes and, in some cases, other specific municipal charges to non-profit, charitable and/or recreational organizations that lease municipally owned property.
The City’s Recreation Grant offers financial assistance to encourage volunteer community groups and organizations to further improve and develop recreation opportunities for Whitehorse citizens.
The Community Clean Up Litter Grant Program offers $250 to approved groups who are designated a clean up area within the City.
The City’s Senior Utility Rebate is available to Whitehorse citizens aged 65 or older, or to surviving spouses who meet the program’s criteria. The Utility Rebate provides money back to citizens from fees paid under the water, sewer and garbage services up to a maximum of $500 per year.
The City of Whitehorse is now accepting applications for financial incentives for those buildings that are eligible under the Heritage Incentive Policy. Incentives include funding for conservation projects for up to 50% of total project costs to a maximum of $10,000.
Funding is for designated Municipal Historic Sites only.