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Community Facility Partner Capital Grant Program

The Community Facility Partner Capital Grant Program (CFPCG) supports partnerships that enhance public use facilities so Edmontonians can thrive in an active and attractive city.

Funding will be allocated across the city to organizations with a primary mandate in at least one of the following key sectors:

  • Arts & Heritage
  • Multi-cultural
  • Recreation/Amateur Sport
  • Seniors
  • Social Services/Community Development

Funding will support capital projects of the following types:

  • Project planning (including planning studies, business case development, concept and some schematic drawings)
  • Preservation of facilities (capital maintenance/rehabilitation)
  • Enhancement of facilities (expansion/redevelopment)
  • New facilities (construction of a new facility - may replace an existing facility)
  • Purchase of existing facility, or major equipment integral to operation of facility.

This grant program does not fund projects retroactively or support funding shortfalls on projects.

How To Apply

For assistance with your application, refer to:

Program & Application Guide

Business Case Template Guide

Tables for Using with Business Case

Involving Edmonton Public Plan Template

Worksheets for Using with Involving Edmonton

Complete the Electronic Application Package

Complete the electronic application package and gather all additional required and supporting documents

Part A & B: Application Form - Application information & attachment checklists

Part C: Project Budget Spread Sheet

Part D: Business Case

Part E: Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Form

Submit your application by:

Submit your application as a set of electronic files by 4:30pm on Friday, April 1, 2016 in 1 of 2 ways:

  1. Drop off USB drive at: 11th Floor, CN Tower 10004 – 104 Avenue Office hours: 8:30am - 4:30pm, OR
  2. Email to: grants@edmonton.ca. Please indicate your organization's name and the grant program name in the subject line of your email. If submission requires multiple emails also include 'Part 1 of Submission' and indicate which is the final submission.

Note:

  • A separate submission is required for each project. Multiple applications will be considered from an organization.
  • Only submit projects that can realistically be completed within 2 to 5 years. Therefore, especially as costs change over time, it is best to apply for one stand-alone phases at a time that will result in a usable facility, and re-apply in the future for later phases. This will allow the Community Facility Partner Capital Grant funding to reflect the current cost of the additional phases.
  • All submissions are to be provided to the City of Edmonton Grants Office on or before the application deadline.
  • All submitted CFPCG applications will be assessed by an open, transparent, fair and consistent process with established City business practices.
  • After assessing, the final grant award decisions will be made by City Council.

How to Report on Funding

  1. Complete project
  2. Complete both

    Final Project Report - Part A

    Final Project Report - Part B
  3. Submit in 1 of 2 ways:

    Drop off at:
    11th Floor, CN Tower
    10004 – 104 Avenue
    Office hours: 8:30am - 4:30pm

    Submit by mail:
    Grants Office
    Edmonton Citizen Services
    PO Box 2359
    Edmonton, AB T5J 2R7

Program Details

Funding

The program will fund up to 25% of eligible project costs.
Project funding is approved annually by City Council and may be spread over 1-3 years depending on construction phasing.
Eligible projects must be estimated to cost at least $200,000.
Planning projects have no minimum size but funding will typically not be more than $100,000.

In 2015, City Council approved an annual budget of $5 million. Previously approved funding commitments tie up a portion of the approved budget.

Priorities

Priority is given to projects that:

  • Result in publicly accessible and sustainable assets which strongly contribute towards the Improved Livability corporate outcomes in the City's strategic plan The Way Ahead
  • Demonstrate a notable benefit and impact a significant number of Edmontonians
  • Address health & safety issues
  • Restore, renew or enhance existing assets on City land

Eligibility and Evaluation

  1. The Applicant must be an organization registered for more than one year.
  2. Eligible applicants may be community not-for-profit organizations, public service providers, or organizations from the private sector, but must operate in at least one of the 5 key sectors.
  3. At least 75% of the applicant’s membership and the beneficiaries of its programs and services must be residents of the city of Edmonton.
  4. The Applicant and the project must advance the outcomes of both:
    a) The 10-year City Strategic Plan The Way Ahead 2009-2018
    b) The Citizen Services Annual Business Plan
  5. The grant applied for shall not be intended or used for a purpose beyond the corporate objectives of the applicant as outlined in its Incorporating Documents.

Previous Grant Award Recipients

In 2015, $3, 151,264 was awarded to 10 of 14 new applicants, 2 previously approved applicants, along with Council directed funding.

2015 Grant Award Recipients

In 2014, $2,295,125 was awarded to 10 out of 16 new groups, 3 previously approved applicants, along with Council directed funding.

2014 Grant Award Recipients

In 2013, $1,056,500 was awarded to 4 out of 11 new groups, and 3 previously approved projects.

2013 Grant Award Recipients

In 2012, $1,317,980 was awarded to 8 of 18 new groups.

2012 Grant Award Recipients

In 2011, $708,520 was awarded to 6 of 9 new groups.

2011 Grant Award Recipients

For More Information

Please refer to the Program & Application Guide.

If you have questions regarding funding guidelines, project applicability, or require assistance in completing your application, please call your City of Edmonton liaison or contact:

City of Edmonton: Grants Office

PO Box 2359, Edmonton, AB T5J 2R7
7th Floor, CN Tower
10004 - 104 Ave

Telephone

780-496-4932 or 780-496-4933

Fax 780-577-3528
Email grants@edmonton.ca
Website (http://www.edmonton.ca/grants)