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Healthy Communities Grant Program

Building spaces for Active Living

The Healthy Communities Grant program was created to help Albertans build spaces for active living in their community. Whether it be a skate park, playground, outdoor gym or arena, we’re helping Albertans, young and old get and stay healthy.

What do we fund?

The Healthy Communities Grant program is designed to fund infrastructure projects that foster active living. Eligible projects include but are not limited to

  • outdoor adult gyms,
  • cycling paths,
  • construction or replacement of playgrounds,
  • skate parks, and
  • outdoor rinks.

Programs must be publicly accessible and free of membership charge.

Who can apply?

Community leagues, school councils, municipalities or other non-profit community groups or organizations with new projects in need of funding are eligible to apply.

Organizations must provide services without regard to race, religion, creed, gender or sexual orientation.

Priority will be given to projects that reflect our Healthy Communities mandate of promoting active living and wellness at a grassroots community level, with an emphasis on children.

To ensure province-wide representation, grants are split annually with one for Edmonton, one for Calgary, one for secondary communities and one for rural communities with a focus on ensuring grants are equitably distributed on a regional basis over the life of the program.

The following types of organizations are not eligible for funding

  • religious or sectarian organizations,
  • political organizations,
  • competitive sports teams or private clubs, and
  • contract fundraisers or lobbyists

Applications close August 31, 2019.