County Services

Community Facility Enhancement Program

This program helps enhance the quality of life and citizen well-being in communities across Alberta by assisting communities with the construction, renovation, or redevelopment of community public-use facilities.

The program uses provincial lottery revenue to enhance facilities. Only one facility per organization can apply each fiscal year with a maximum level of funding of $125,000 for any one facility.

Application Deadline: Ongoing

Maximum funding: up to $125,000


Grant Guidelines: Community Facility Enhancement Grant Guidelines

Grant Application: Community Facility Enhancement Grant Application

Community Initiatives Program

The Community Initiatives Program (CIP) reinvests revenues generated from provincial lotteries in communities, to empower local citizens, and community organizations to work together and respond to local needs.

Within Community Initiatives Program (CIP) funding there are three categories:

  • Project-Based Grants to provide financial assistance for community organizations for such things as equipment purchases, facility construction or renovation projects, hosting/travel/special events, new programs or special funding (ie disaster) requests within Alberta.

  • Community Operating Grants to provide financial assistance to registered non-profit organizations in Alberta to enhance the organization's ability to operate and to deliver services to the community.

  • International Development Grants to provide financial assistance to small and medium sized Alberta based non-government organizations to meet Alberta's commitment to give people in developing countries the tools to eventually meet their own needs. The purpose of the international development grants are to match or supplement the donations the citizens of Alberta make to humanitarian projects of their choosing.

Application Deadline: Ongoing

Maximum funding: Project-Based Grants - maximum $75,000

Community Operating Grants - maximum $75,000

International Development Grants - maximum $25,000


Grant Guidelines: Community Initiatives Program Guidelines

Grant Application: Community Initiatives Program Application

Project-Based Grant

Community Operating Grant

International Dev. Grant

Development Initiatives Program

The purpose of the Development Initiatives Program is to provide support to Albertans working in the areas of sport, recreation, parks and wildlife for project and program related endeavors.

Eligible expenses include cost of equipment, costs of speakers, and funding for the hiring of coaches, leaders, or other personnel

Application Deadline: January 1, May 1, and October 1

Maximum funding: up to $5000


Grant Guidelines & Application: Development Initiatives Program Guidlines

Sport Participation Initiatives

Supports programs for under-represented groups, such as girls and women, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and economically disadvantaged persons. The program aims to increase sport participation and opportunities in coaching, officiating, and volunteer leadership.

Application Deadline: November 1st

Maximum funding: up to $10,000


FCC AgriSpirit Fund

The FCC AgriSpirit Fund is about making life better for people in rural communities. Successful projects in the past have included hospitals and medical centres, childcare facilities, fire and rescue equipment, playgrounds, food banks, libraries, recreation centres and community gardens.

Application Deadline: Applications accepted as of May.

Maximum funding: between $5,000 and $25,000


Canadian Tire Jumpstart Program

This program gets kids in the game by covering the costs of equipment, registration and/or transportation. We also lend support to unique initiatives aimed at increasing access to sport and recreation programs.

Application Deadline: Jan. 15 – June 1 for spring/summer programs

July 1 – Nov. 15 for fall/winter programs

Maximum funding: $300 per child per session



KidSport believes that no kid should be left on the sidelines and all should be given the opportunity to experience the positive benefits of organized sports. KidSport provides support to children in order to remove financial barriers that prevent them from playing organized sport.

Application Deadline: as soon as you register your child in the sport program

Maximum funding: $250 per child per calendar year


Sogo Active

Sogo Active is a youth engagement movement for physical activity and has been designed to promote physical activity among Canadians ages 13 to 19. Sogo Active draws on the power of young people to reach out to their less active peers, to develop their leadership skills, and to break down the barriers to active living. Micro-grant funding is available for groups of youth who express a specific need for resources (i.e.. equipment, transportation, coaching, instructing, nutrition). All grants must be linked to a challenge, so the application form is accessible through the "Create Your Own" Challenge section on

Application Deadline: Ongoing

Maximum funding: A maximum of $250 is available for one-time events and up to $500 is available for on-going activities (a minimum of 4 weeks)


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