Grant programs for community leagues

Outside of normal league operational grants which are provided by the City of Edmonton, as not-for-profit groups, community leagues can apply for additional grants through various foundations, governments, businesses, associations and Alberta Lottery.


There are a number of grants available with the bulk being used for special projects which can run the gamut from large capital projects to special cultural or historical projects, and even sport programming develoment within a community. 



These grants generally come in one of two forms: matching or non-matching. Matching grants means you must already have the funds to match the amount of funds you are applying for. IE: $10,000 to match a $10,000 grant for a total of a $20,000 project. Non-matching means exactly that - you do not need to have matching funds already in your bank account, but as with the matching grants, you must maintain meticulous records of where the grant money is spent.


In this section, we will be posting information and links to various grants that are available to community leagues. Please make regular visits to this section, as grant information, deadlines and availability change all the time.


Current list of grants:



City streamlines application process for 2017 grants - before applying, please Click here to review


Canada 150 local

Edmonton Community Foundation and the Community Foundations of Canada are partnering to provide Edmonton area non-profits with grants for events, local initiatives and activities that honour Canada's 150th birthday while building community at the same time. Applications deadline - March 1, 2017

City Community League Operating Grant - Deadline April 28, 2017

Community Bin Grant - Deadline April 30, 2017

City of Edmonton CLIP Grants - Deadline March 24, 2017

EcoCity Edmonton Grant - Opens Feb. 15 - deadline March 17, 2017




Provincial Canada 150 - Deadline the 15th of every month up to and including Oct. 15, 2017 (Commitment from applicant $150.00)

Alberta Blue Cross

Community Initiatives Program (CIP) Variety of 2017 deadline dates, based on type of CIP grant

Summer Temporary Employment Program (STEP) - Deadline Feb. 24, 2017

Alberta Culture Days - 2017 date(s) N/A



Service Canada

Canada Summer Jobs Grants - Deadline January 20, 2017



Edmonton Arts Council

Community Arts Program - Deadline May 1, 2017

Edmonton Community Foundation

Grants available for activities initiated, led, and organized by young Edmonton (13-22) and area residents can entail just about anything. - 2017 Deadlines: Feb. 15, May 15, Oct. 15

Edmonton Heritage Council

 - EFCL co-sponsored Living Local Grants, Expressions of interest - Sept 15, 2017, Application deadline Nov. 1, 2017

 - Project Grants, Deadline Sept. 17, 2017

Co-op Community

Recreation and/or environmental projects,  Opens Feb. 1, 2017,  Application deadline Mar. 1, 2017

Makeadiff Sports

Grass roots sport community sport, 2017 date(s) N/A

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