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Healthy Communities Grant Program

Grants to Alberta Nonprofits, School Councils, and
Municipalities for New Spaces that Promote Active Living

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Alberta Blue Cross

Deadline Date:

08/31/19 11:59 PM


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Grants of $50,000 to Alberta nonprofit organizations and groups, community leagues, school councils, and municipalities for new amenities and facilities that promote community health and wellness. Funding is intended for publically accesible spaces that promote active living.

The Healthy Communities Grant program is designed to fund infrastructure projects that foster active living. Eligible projects include but are not limited to:

  • Outdoor adult gyms
  • Cycling paths
  • Construction or replacement of playgrounds
  • Skate parks
  • Outdoor rinks

Programs must be publicly accessible and free of a membership charge.

Priority will be given to projects that reflect Alberta Blue Cross's Healthy Communities mandate of promoting active living and wellness at a grassroots community level, with a particular emphasis on children. Facilities must be free of a membership charge.

To ensure province-wide representation, grants will be split annually with one grant each for Edmonton, Calgary, secondary cities, and rural communities. This is done to ensure that grants are equitably distributed on a regional basis throughout the program.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 157585

Number of Grants:

Six grants are awarded each year and are split by region (Edmonton, Calgary, secondary cities, rural and Indigenous communities).

Estimated Size of Grant:

The Healthy Communities Grant Program provides funding to infrastructure projects that support active living
through a one-time $50,000 grant.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants:
- Any Alberta-based and operated community group or organization that is supporting publicly accessible community amenities that promote active living. This can include community leagues, school councils, municipalities, and other non-profit organizations.
- Organizations must provide services without regard to race, religion, creed, gender or sexual orientation.

The following types of organizations are not eligible for funding:
- Religious or sectarian organizations
- Political organizations
- Competitive sports teams or private clubs
- Contract fundraisers or lobbyists

Ineligible applicants:
- A project that has already received funding through a Healthy Communities Grant
- Religious or sectarian organizations
- Organizations based or operating outside of Alberta
- Projects that are programming and not infrastructure specific
- Political organizations
- Competitive sports teams and private clubs
- Contract fundraisers or lobbyists
- Organizations seeking funding for infrastructure projects not open to the public
- Infrastructure that requires a fee to access

Pre-Application Information:

The final day to submit your application is August 31, 2019, at 11:59 PM.

Successful applicants will be notified by December 31, 2019.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Applications should be submitted via email to:

If you do not have access to email, mail applications to:
Alberta Blue Cross
Corporate Relations
10009 108 Street
Edmonton, Alberta
T5J 3C5

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