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

Grants with upcoming deadlines:

May 15, 2020
The Community Initiatives Program (CIP) Project-Based grant supports projects that enhance and enrich communities throughout Alberta by providing assistance to non-profit organizations for:

  • New programs/ enhancements to an existing program
  • Community events
  • Gender equity projects
  • Technology
  • Portable equipment

Online CIP Project based informaiton sessions that cover program criteria, the review process, notification timelines and answers to frequently asked questions will be taking place. Read more here.

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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