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

Grants with upcoming deadlines:

Communities ChooseWell - October 31, 2019

The goals of the Healthy Community Grant is to enable communities to:

  • Take action to improve healthy eating and active living in their communities 
  • Address social wellbeing while promoting healthy behaviours 
  • Develop an environment where healthy choices are easier, accessible to everyone, and sustainable 
  • Support collaborative local action to create communities that foster wellness. We value and promote the development of partnerships between different sectors, such as recreation, health, local governments, education, and not-for-profit.

Grants of $2,000.00 will be available to a maximum of one grant per community. Applicants must be registered with Communities ChooseWell in 2019 to be eligible to receive a grant.

Government of Canada - Local Food And Infrastructure Fund - November 1, 2019

The Local Food Infrastructure Fund is a five-year, $50 million initiative ending March 31, 2024. The program is part of the Government of Canada's Food Policy which is Canada's roadmap for a healthier and more sustainable food system in Canada. The program aims to strengthen food systems and to facilitate access to safe and nutritious food for at-risk populations.

The fund consists of two streams:

  1. The first, entitled, Infrastructure and Equipment Improvement Projects aimed at small community-based organizations will allow them to improve their infrastructure and purchase equipment that is directly related to the accessibility of healthy, nutritious, and ideally, local foods within their community. Applications are now being accepted for projects (August 15, 2019 to November 1, 2019).
  2. The second stream, entitled Projects to Strengthen Local Food Systems aimed at larger organizations, will target groups of community, private, academic and other organizations that collectively have the mission to reduce food insecurity in a sustainable manner by strengthening or establishing a local food system. The Projects to Strengthen Local Food Systems stream is scheduled to launch in 2020. Applicants targeting larger projects may wish to wait for the launch of the second stream in early 2020 to apply.

Edmonton Community Foundation

Funding opportunities help Edmontonians achieve their goals. That’s why Edmonton Community Foundation (ECF) has a variety of grants available. We give students and charitable organizations the resources they need to strengthen our community. The Community Grants program provides funding to help with a variety of organizational needs. Charities in the greater Edmonton area registered with the Canada Revenue Agency can apply for these grants.

Funding Opportunities

Community Initiatives Program

The Community Initiatives Program (CIP) provides funding to support 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 more.

Communities ChooseWell, Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

Communities ChooseWell is excited to announce a new grant opportunity to help communities create healthier eating environments in their recreation facilities!

Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues

Community leagues can apply for additional grants through various foundations, governments, businesses, associations and Alberta Lottery.

HOW DO I WRITE A GRANT APPLICATION? 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.

Grant Writing

Board Development - Writing a grant proposal

The Board Development Program, part of Alberta Culture and Tourism, publishes information bulletins on a variety of topics relevant to nonprofit board members or senior staff seeking to improve skills and gain knowledge in governance. This bulletin provides tips for writing grant proposals, which is often an important task for board members and other staff of not-for-profit organizations.

Alberta/ Alis - Writing a proposal

Whether you're an employee or a contractor, you may find you need to write a proposal. Proposal writing is increasingly a part of many people's work roles. Learn more here.

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