The following is a list of potential Grants that are available to Individuals and Clubs within Alberta. A short overview along with links to the application process is provided for each Grant.

For further information or if you have a question on any of the grants listed below please contact: Sharleen Edwards – WSA Executive Director 780-427-8699 /

Wheelchair Sports Alberta (WSA)

Athletic Grant Program APPLICATION & PROCESS
The purpose of the WSA Athlete / Club Grant Program is to provide support to wheelchair athletes and/or clubs who are participating in a WSA sport program & have been involved as a WSA member with their program of choice for at least 2 years. Maximum: Individuals $500. / Clubs $1,000.

Alberta Sport Connection (ASC)

Development Initiatives Program APPLICATION & PROCESS
The Development Initiatives Program is no longer accepting applications. Grant has been suspended until further notice.

Donation Fund Program APPLICATION & PROCESS
The Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation administers the Donation Fund Program, which assists athletes and not-for-profit sport and recreation organizations in obtaining financial support.

Donations are only eligible for tax-deductible receipts if the donor or related party does not directly or indirectly benefit from the donation in any way other than the tax benefit.

We review contributions to the donation fund on a quarterly basis. The appropriate provincial association then receives the funds and must account for expenditures of the amount received.

We provide this service without charging any administration fees, which means that the full amount of each donation goes directly to supporting sport and recreation.

The Event Support Program focuses on sport, recreation, parks and wildlife program development. The program provides financial support to communities and associations to assist them in hosting major events, and as a result, promotes economic growth throughout the province.

Above & Beyond Grant APPLICATION & PROCESS
The Above and Beyond Grant provides support to coaches and officials to pursue educational or developmental opportunities. Specifically, the grant is intended for a coach or an official that is in a unique situation (apprenticing, geographically isolated, disadvantaged) and who is experiencing extraordinary circumstances. Maximum $2,000.

Coaches & Officials Visitation Grant APPLICATION & PROCESS
The Visitation Grant supports provincial associations by offsetting travel and accommodation costs to host an out of province or out of country coach or official.

Alberta Coaches Education Voucher APPLICATION & PROCESS
The Alberta Schools’ Athletic Association (ASAA) is partnering with the Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation to bring you the Alberta Coach Education Voucher.

The Alberta High Performance Athlete Assistance Program grant supports Alberta’s high performance athletes.

Provincial Healthy / Active Living Initiatives APPLICATION & PROCESS
The Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation (ASRPWF) invites organizations to submit an application for healthy/active living project funding with an emphasis on projects that address physical activity targets for children and youth. Proposals are due by November 30. Grant has been suspended until further notice

Canadian Sport for Life Grant
This grant was previously made possible through a partnership with Sport Canada. That partnership expired in March 2012 and there are no further application deadlines planned at this time.

Sport Participation Initiatives Program
This grant was previously made possible through a partnership with Sport Canada. That partnership expired in March 2012 and there are no further application deadlines planned at this time.
Alberta Lottery Fund

Community Initiatives Program (CIP) APPLICATION & PROCES
The Community Initiatives Program (CIP) provides funds to enhance and enrich community initiatives throughout Alberta. The program is intended to reinvest revenues generated from provincial lotteries in communities, to empower local citizens, and community organizations to work together and respond to local needs. Up to $75,000.
Community Spirit Program (CSP) APPLICATION & PROCESS
The program is made up of two components – a donation grant and a charitable tax credit. The goal of the program is to increase individual charitable giving. The program is donor-driven, meaning it recognizes and encourages Albertans to support their favourite organizations.

The donation grant provides an opportunity for eligible non-profit and/or charitable organizations to receive a provincial grant. The grant is based on total annual cash donations from individual Albertans that have been received by an eligible organization over a 12-month fiscal period. The grant can be used to support an organization’s operations, programs and/or capital projects. The maximum grant available is $25,000 up to a maximum of $50,000 over three years. A minimum total of $1,000 in eligible cash donations needs to be received prior to applying for a grant. Deadline December 31. no further application deadlines planned at this time.

Rick Hansen Foundation

This grant provides direct funding to individuals with disabilities including spinal cord injury and other injuries, diseases and birth conditions, including (but not limited to) stroke, spina bifida, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) who have specific needs that cannot be met by existing programs, services or funding sources. Quarterly Deadlines: June 30, September 30, December 31, March 31
Organization Grant APPLICATION & PROCESS
Grants are available to organizations defined as Qualified Donees under the Income Tax Act, whose charitable purposes align with those of the Foundation. Before you start the application process, please review the CRA’s definition of a qualified donee to ensure you‘re eligible to receive a grant as an organization, community, initiative or program.
Challenged Athletes Foundation

Challenged Athletes Foundation APPLICATION & PROCESS
The Challenged Athletes Foundation is a worldwide organization that grants up to $2500.00 annually to individuals for equipment, training costs, or travel to competition. This is one of the few grants available for individual athletes. The application is available online at under the program title Access for Athletes, and is due by December 1st. If the equipment needed is more than $2500.000, a lot of local clubs like Rotary Clubs, Lion’s Clubs, may consider funding the rest.

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