NEW Civil Society Fund

One-time grant support for societies

Yesterday the Alberta Government announced the Civil Societies Fund which “Organizations can apply for a one-time grant to support an effective and sustainable recovery of the civil society sector.”

The new fund has $20 million for expanding civil society capacity to address social problems, with $7 million earmarked for COVID-19 pandemic recovery in the 2020/2021 budget. Projects can be up to $1.5 million, and will need to be completed in 24 months from the date of the grant agreement.

Eligible projects include system infrastructure, civil society research and data, organizational transformation, financial sustainability and resilience. On going operations or activities are not eligible.

Applicants need to be a registered community not-for-profit in good standing under the Societies Act, Part 21 of the Business Corporations Act, Companies Act (Part 9), Agricultural Societies Act, Religious Societies Land Act (Part 2), or a special Act of Legislature. Applicants with federal registrations may also be eligible.

Deadline for submissions is January 20, 2021. See the Alberta.ca website for complete details.