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There are many different funding options to support community planning, capacity building and action.

Funding Opportunities

Grants and funding for Alberta's small cities and towns

Searchable website by business provider, funding type, topic type, profit, non-profit, and funding manager 

Alberta Culture and Tourism

Community Initiatives Program (CIP) funds initiatives that enhance and enrich communities throughout Alberta

Alberta Lottery Fund

Granting programs and foundations, application process, and a searchable database of projects and organizations who have received funding

Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

Provides a list of grant programs offered by ARPA and others

Communities ChooseWell, Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

Communities ChooseWell provide grant funding to support healthy eating and active living in communities. There is also a list of other grant programs that is available on their website

Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues

Grant programs for Community Leagues

Once you’ve identified the best funding source for your project, it’s time to write your grant application. There are many resources that can take the fear out of putting your ‘ask’ on paper.

Grants with upcoming deadlines:

Deadline to apply: April 15
Young Canadians between the ages of 18 & 24 are invited to apply for Passion to Purpose
(P2P).  This initiative aims to get young Canadian involved in making meaningful change in their communities.  The experience takes place at Acadia University, Nova Scotia (July 8-12, 2019). “Through keynote speakers, workshops and leadership building, we will help you transform your passion into a purpose where you will be able to access grants of $250, $750, $1,500 that will take your action into a reality within your community”. Flights to and from Halifax, accommodations, meals and venue transportation to and from the airport are covered.

Grant Writing

Board Development Program

Step-by-step guide through the grant writing process from the letter of intent, providing financial information to project sustainability

Charity Village - Proposal writing

E-learning, directories of funders, and numerous courses on fund raising, grant seeking, and more. Cost involved.

A guide for non-profit organizations on proposal writing: