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Amateur Sport Grant

Grants to Calgary, Alberta Nonprofits, Schools, and Sports
Organizations to Build and Renovate Sports Facilities

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Foundation / Corporation

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Parks Foundation Calgary (PFC)

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Grants to Calgary, Alberta nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, sports clubs, leagues, and groups to enhance amateur sports in the local area. Applicants are required to contact program staff prior to applying. Funding may be requested for capital projects that offer significant benefit to the enrichment or continuation of amateur sport.

Eligible organizations, based in Calgary, can apply for grants for new amateur sport facilities, expanding or improving existing facilities, or purchasing equipment used to support amateur sports in Calgary.

Eligible capital projects might include the construction or renovation of sports facilities, or the purchase of sport-related equipment (personal equipment not eligible). Grants can only be applied to portions of a major project that are directly sport-related. For example, a grant might be awarded to refinishing gym floors, but would not be awarded towards washroom or parking development. The project must be within the Calgary municipal boundaries and demonstrate benefit to Calgary amateur athletes.

Past grants have been awarded to high schools for fitness and weight training equipment, community associations for recreation facilities, elite sport teams for training equipment, and recreational sports groups for facilities and equipment.

Applications are reviewed and evaluated by the Amateur Sport Committee using the following criteria:
-A demonstrated need for the project and how it supports sport and athletic development
-Over-all impact the project will have and the number of athletes and other user groups it will support
-Essential need for financial assistance for the project as well as the funding commitment from the applicant organization, or other funding sources, to ensure your project reaches success
-The ability of the applicant organization to assume all operating costs after the project is complete
-Clear support from user groups and wider community (illustrated through support letters)c

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177446

Estimated Size of Grant:

Schools: The first grant is limited to a maximum of $20,000, the second grant is limited to a $10,000 matching grant and are not currently eligible to apply for a third grant.

Term of Contract:

Recipients will have up to two years to use the grant funds.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any organization, club, league, educational institution or group can apply for a grant if they:
-Have been a registered nonprofit society for a minimum of 3 years and are located in Calgary
-Have objectives and programs related to amateur sport and young athletes
-Have not received an Amateur Sport Grant in the past 3 years

Projects that have commenced or been completed will not be funded retroactively (i.e., for the purpose of cost-recovery or to reduce any debts of the organization, except under expressed approval by the Board of Governors of the Parks Foundation, Calgary).

Pre-Application Information:

All applicants are required to contact the Parks Foundation Calgary office to discuss eligibility prior to submitting an application.

Grant applications are accepted three times per year, on the following dates:
-January 15th
-May 15th
-October 15th

The review process may take up to 12 weeks to complete.

Contact Information:

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

Amateur Sport Grant Program Parks Foundation
Calgary 225-13th Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2R 1N8

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Alberta