Eligible registered non-profit organizations may apply for up to $25,000 through the Community Initiatives Program to support community-based projects marking Canada's sesquicentennial. The matching requirement will be set at $150 cash for each grant to encourage participation by small - and medium-sized groups. Projects must align with at least one of the four Canada 150 themes established by the federal government to be eligible.
Canada 150 Themes
Connecting Canadians with nature and raising environmental stewardship to the level of national consciousness
Diversity and inclusion, and building common interests and relationships
Engaging and inspiring youth to carry forward the legacy of Canada 150
Supporting efforts toward reconciliation of indigenous and non-indigenous Canadians
The Alberta Canada 150 Grant will provide non-profit groups with $2 million in existing funding in 2017.
All Alberta Canada 150 projects must be completed by December 31, 2017.
Applications will be accepted with a deadline of the fifteenth of each month, starting January 15, 2017. The final deadline for applications is October 15, 2017.
Funding is not intended for celebratory events, but as a way to support projects initiated by small - and medium sized non-profit organizations that have not applied previously or received money through the Community Grants program.
Funding will come from the Community Initiatives Program (CIP). Since CIP requires applicants to match funds, the Alberta Canada 150 grant requires applicants to contribute $150 cash to be eligible to receive up to $25,000.