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

Grants with upcoming deadlines:

The Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF)
Apply before July 23, 2021.

The impacts of COVID-19 restrictions have greatly affected the vitality of local communities. To ensure communities have access to resources and support for economic recovery, the Government of Canada launched the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF) to help organizations such as local governments, Indigenous communities and groups, not-for-profits, and other community-based groups, improve key community gathering spaces to help bring Canadians back together once public measures have eased.

The Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF) is a two-year, $500 million national infrastructure program to revitalize communities across Canada. Not-for-profit organizations, municipalities and other public institutions, and Indigenous communities can apply for funding for projects that aim to:

   - revitalize downtown cores and main streets
   - reinvent outdoor spaces
   - create green infrastructure
   - increase the accessibility of community spaces

Examples of projects that could receive funding under this program include:

   - farmers markets
   - community and cultural centres
   - parks or community gardens
   - recreational trails and public outdoor sports facilities
   - multi-purpose centres

Learn more here. For a list of eligibility criteria, consult the applicant’s guide before starting your application.

Alberta Blue Cross - Built Together
Apply before September 20, 2021.

The Alberta Blue Cross® Built Together healthy communities grant program was created to help Albertans build spaces for active living in their community. Recipients receive a one-time $50,000 grant to fund an infrastructure project in their community. Since 2013, the grant program has funded 33 initiatives and contributed more than $1.6 million to projects across Alberta.

The program is designed to fund infrastructure projects that promote active living. Eligible projects include, but are not limited to:

   - outdoor adult gyms
   - cycling paths
   - construction or replacement of playgrounds
   - skate parks, and
   - outdoor rinks.

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Funding Opportunities

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.

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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