Cemetery Grants

ADM.63 Donation Policy- Cemetery Grants

The Council of the Municipal District of Spirit River No. 133

  1. CEMETERY MAINTENANCE GRANT PROGRAM
    1. Cemetery Operating Grants
      1. The Council of the Municipal District of Spirit River No. 133 will on an annual basis provide grants of $500.00 to organizations for the maintenance of cemeteries located within the Municipal boundaries. The grants are to be annual grants for the operational purposes of the cemetery organization.
      2. Volunteer Associations or Groups shall be considered for Cemetery Maintenance Grants, in an equal amount per cemetery, as determined in the MD of Spirit River’s annual Operating Budget.
    2. Cemetery Capital Grants
    3. Ordinary costs for maintenance of cemeteries are not eligible for these grants.
    4. The Council of the Municipal District of Spirit River No. 133 will on an annual basis consider providing grants to organizations for the enhancement or upgrade of cemeteries located within the Municipal boundaries. The grants are to be conditional grants for the specified purposes stated within the application for a grant made by a cemetery organization. The organization shall provide a full accounting for the grant funds advanced.
    5. The ADM.63  Grant & Donation Policy Application Shall:
      1. provide a yearly financial and pictorial (picture) report to the Council for filing on a yearly basis.
      2. provide a yearly update to the plot map with buried and reserves identified for filing on a yearly basis.
      3. No grant will be issued unless the requirements stated below are met fully:
  • Yearly financial statement (Beginning and closing bank statement are sufficient)
  • Pictures ( updated Yearly, picture of the site by electronic copy is sufficient, pictures of every grave would be preferred)
  • Updated List Cemetery graves- Lot, Block, Plan of ( Buried & Reserved )
  • Cemetery map (up dated with new internments from the previous year)

 

      1. utilize program funding grants, for the purposes outlined in the application, within two years;
      2. provide the MD of Spirit River (upon request) with documented records for evaluation or audit, in the form of:
        1. expense invoices for the project, paid in full;
        2. statements of cash contributions;
        3. statements of grant funding from other sources;
      3. apply for Council to consider proposed options for program funding grants not utilized within two years; or
      4. return program funding grant drawings which have not been utilized within two years or otherwise authorized by Council.