Affordability & Assistance

The Town of Drumheller offers funding, assistance and support to reduce barriers and ensure that all residents are able to stay active and involved. The Town of Drumheller offers funding, assistance and support to reduce barriers and ensure that all residents are able to stay active and involved. 

Home Help - Outdoor Services Program 

This program offers subsidized lawn mowing and snow removal to eligible residents.  
 
Eligibility:  

  • Clients must be aged 55+  
  • Clients must reside in the Town of Drumheller and  
  • Clients must have a household income below $38,700 (couples) or $33,700 (singles) 

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Recreation Fee Assistance Program

The purpose of the Town of Drumheller’s Recreation Fee Assistance program is to improve the well-being and quality of life for its residents by offering access to the Arena, Aquaplex, and Badlands Community Facility (BCF) at a reduced rate.

The Recreation Fee Assistance program offers a subsidy of up to a maximum of 90% of the Recreation Membership fees and up to $200 credit towards programming for qualifying applicants.

Please review, fill out and submit the form below to get started.

Appendix A

Appendix A

“Qualifying Documents”

(a) Letter of acceptance to financial supports – such as AISH or
Guaranteed Income Supplement
(b) Two (2) recent pay stubs
(c) Income tax forms
(d) Notice of Assessment
(e) Direct deposit statements
(f) Approval of other benefit/program
(g) Other – Letter/Interview explaining current situation
* Residents of Grace House do not need to show proof of income, however they do need to show proof of residency by providing a letter from Grace House. Residents of Grace House will be eligible to a maximum of 90% on a 3-month membership, depending on residency term. Residents who move
If you do not have qualifying documentation, please complete the rest of the application. You will be phoned for an interview.


“Family”

(a) A married or common law couple with or without dependents;
(b) Up to two cohabitating adults, with or without dependents;
(c) A lone parent with dependents;
(d) Guardian(s) and the dependents in their care;
(e) Intergenerational families with or without dependents.

Recreation Fee Assistance Program Application Form

Personal Information - Primary Applicant 

Fee Assistance applications are accepted year-round, and any subsidy granted is valid for 1 year from date of approval. Please note that if you have received subsidy previously, applying for a new subsidy invalidates any previous subsidy balance remaining and these funds are forfeited.

We recommend you contact the Community Development and Social Planning Manager at 403-823-1315 to review your current subsidy balance and expiry date before applying.

Please upload a copy of one of the following or bring to your appointment:

  • Government Issued Identification
  • Current bill from a utility provider showing legal land description (e.g. home phone, gas, cable, water, energy provider); or
  • Letter from Grace House (See Appendix A before completing the rest of this application)
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* If no, please continue to SECTION C. Additional information will be requested if necessary. 

You may qualify through proof of income. Please see Appendix A for a list of qualifying documents. 

Please bring this information to your appointment. 

Please list yourself (primary applicant) and any others who will be a part of this application

If you are a student in University, College, or a Trades Program (over 18 years of age), please check the box next to their name. 

If you are a student in University, College, or a Trades Program (over 18 years of age), please check the box next to their name. 

If you are a student in University, College, or a Trades Program (over 18 years of age), please check the box next to their name. 

May we contact you via email/phone to complete a user survey or share information about other community programs and events for families?

May we share your contact information with Wheatland County Counselling to discuss our subsidized counselling program?

Information Confirmation

I hereby certify that the information in this application is true, correct and complete in every respect. I have fully disclosed my family’s income from all sources. Further, I agree to inform the Community Development and Social Planning department of changes in the information given. I understand that failure to do so could result in loss of this and future subsidy. I understand that this application is valid for a maximum of twelve months, and future subsidy requests will require a re-application*.

The Town of Drumheller may verify any information on this application.

*Applicants receiving Seniors’ Benefits or AISH will not be required to reapply on an annual basis, but will be required to renew their membership annually, by verifying any changes to their personal information.

Privacy

Personal information on this form is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy Act (the Act) for administrative purposes of the Town of Drumheller. Personal information is protected from unauthorized use and disclosure in accordance with the Act and may only be used and disclosed as provided by the Act.

Questions regarding the collection of personal information can be directed to the FOIP Coordinator, Town of Drumheller, 224 Centre Street, Drumheller Alberta, T0J 0Y4 403-823-1339.

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