Grant programs for community leagues

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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. For example $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:



The City streamlines the application process for 2017 grants. Before you apply, please review the changes to City of Edmonton grants.


City Community League Operating Grant - Deadline April 25, 2018

Community Bin Grant - Deadline TBD for 2018

City of Edmonton CLIP Grants - Deadline March 28, 2018

EcoCity Edmonton Grant - Opens February 2018, stay tuned!




Alberta Blue Cross

Community Initiatives Program (CIP) Variety of 2018 deadline dates, based on type of CIP grant

Community Facility Enhancement Program Variety of 2018 deadline dates, based on type of CIP grant

Community, culture and recreation infrastructure The first intake period runs from April 3 to August 1, 2018

Summer Temporary Employment Program (STEP) - Deadline Feb. 9, 2018

Alberta Culture Days - 2018 date(s) N/A

Status of Women Community Grant Program

  • Projects and Events Grant Stream: intake closed October 30, 2018



Service Canada

Canada Summer Jobs Grants - Deadline February 2, 2018



Edmonton Arts Council

Artist Initiated Public Art Project Grant - Deadline April 15, 2018

Community Arts Program - Deadline May 1 annually 

Edmonton Community Foundation - Deadlines: Feb. 15, May 15, Oct. 15

Requests can be made for up to $3,000.

The YEG program supports activities that are initiated, led, and organized by young Edmonton and area residents. Ideas and projects of all kinds are supported. The most important consideration is that the applicant is an Edmonton and area resident between the ages of 13 and 24 and is instrumental in the project’s planning and execution.

Edmonton Heritage Council

Co-op Community

Recreation and/or environmental projects,  

Makeadiff Sports


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