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Community Investment Hosting Grant

Grants to Alberta Nonprofits to Host Sports,
Recreational, and Cultural Events in Edmonton

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City of Edmonton

Deadline Date:

08/29/18 11:59 PM


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Grants of up to $5,000 to Alberta nonprofit organizations to host amateur sports events, recreational events, and multicultural events within the city limits of Edmonton. Eligible events may be international, national, and provincial in scale. Events must be open to the public and not restricted to club membership. Multicultural events should include the participation of a wide range of cultures and not be restricted to members of certain groups.

Eligible expenses include:

-Facility and/or equipment rentals
-Adjudication fees
-Recognition awards
-Participant transportation within the City

Evaluation of an application considers:

- The extent, relative to the scope of the event, to which the event involves and attracts Edmontonians and people from outside Edmonton, and has volunteer support
- The extent to which the event brings provincial, national or international recognition to Edmonton

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 173802

Estimated Size of Grant:

The grant amount is determined by the level of the event as follows:
-Provincial: Up to $3,000
-Western Canadian: Up to $3,500
-National: Up to $4,000
-International: Up to $5,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations must be not-for-profit societies registered for at least one year.

Amateur sport or recreational events must:

-Be endorsed or sanctioned by the appropriate provincial, western Canadian, national, or international body
-Determine a champion for the respective level of competition
-Not be restricted to members of certain groups or clubs

Multicultural events must:

-Be of provincial, western Canadian, national, or international scope and significance
-Mainly focus on promoting relations among individuals and groups in which ethnic, racial, religious, and linguistic similarities and differences are valued, respected, and exchanged
-Not be restricted to members of certain groups or clubs

Grants Will Not Be Available For:

- Banquets or similar types of events
- Conferences, symposia
- Education institutions or their affiliates
- Events for which the primary purpose is to make a profit

Pre-Application Information:

Application deadlines are Wednesday February 28, 2018 and Wednesday August 29, 2018. All applications must be submitted using the online application.

Applications will only be accepted after the event and can be submitted up to 7 months after the final date of the event.

Applicants may receive a grant of up to 25% of eligible expenses for the event.

Contact Information:

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

Register a City of Edmonton Grants Account ID here:

Apply Online:

P: 780-496-4933
F: 780-577-3525

Grant Coverage Areas:

City of Edmonton

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Alberta