Youth activation grant applications must demonstrate the following:
Youth aged 13 to 24 were involved with the development of the proposal and youth aged 13 to 24 will implement the project. Projects developed and led by BIPOC youth will be given preference.
Projects delivered by youth must be supported by a fiscal agent/supporting organization whose primary mandate includes supporting youth activities. Projects must demonstrate how youth will be empowered to lead and implement the project. Fiscal agents/supporting organizations are responsible for financial accountability and reporting requirements.
2. Project Ready Matching Grant
Grant Amount: Up to $25,000 each | $75,000 of total funds available
To be used by community non-profit and local grassroots organizations for anti-racism initiatives that have received approved funding and require some matching contribution.
3. Local Anti-racism Capacity Building/Innovation Grant
Grant Amount: Up to $10,000/each | $100,000 of total funds available
Focused on local grassroots organizations working on anti-racism activities and actions that address barriers to participation, promote healing and/or reconciliation, illuminate and combat systemic and structural racism, and support sustaining developmental change.
4. Local Community Participatory Action Research Grant
Grant Amount: up to $25,000/each | $50,000 of total funds available
To be used by communities impacted by racism to support community-led research activities that address local issues and concerns specific to them.
*Please Note: The application forms cannot be saved and completed later. We recommend that you first download a Practice form below, review the questions, prepare your answers and then copy and paste your prepared answers into the actual application form:
Time and labour provided towards preparation of funding application
Endowments, charitable donations, bursaries, developing business cases or proposals for funding, donor recognition, gifts (with the exception of gifts for Indigenous protocols), gift cards, prizes, awards, alcohol, expenditures for or time and labour provided towards ground breaking, openings and participant travel, participant accommodations, and participant per diems. If participant travel and accommodations are a significant barrier to involvement in the project, an exception may be granted by contacting the Grant Program Administrators.
Capital and facility upgrades, renovations and construction.
Debt reduction, financing charges and/or interest payments on loans, retroactive expenses incurred prior to application submission dates.
Administrative costs and fees that exceed more than 65% of the total project costs (e.g. legal fees, accounting/booking fees, bank/financing related charges, ongoing operational expenses such as rent/lease payments and facility maintenance, etc.)
Direct government lobbying or partisan political activities (i.e. activities related to advocacy must demonstrate non-partisan approaches)
All projects must be supported by an eligible fiscal agent/supporting organization. Individuals (youth applicants, for example) can partner with a fiscal agent/supporting organization that will be responsible for all financial accountability and reporting requirements.
Yes; however, the project must address a BIPOC community identified need and demonstrate BIPOC community involvement. Higher priority will be given to projects facilitated by organizations that can demonstrate that they are BIPOC-led and/or have the involvement of partner organizations from other diverse communities in the development, delivery and follow up of their projects. Higher priority will also be given to organizations that have an operating budget under $250,000/year and have not received prior City of Edmonton funding.
Youth Activation Grant applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application within approximately three weeks. For example, if an applicant submits their Youth Activation Grant application on June 5, 2021, they will be notified of the outcome of their application approximately three weeks later on June 26, 2021. Applicants to all other funding streams will be notified of the outcome of their application in November 2021.
Yes; however, higher priority will be given to organizations that have not received prior City of Edmonton funding. Lower priority will be given to organizations that receive ongoing funding from the City of Edmonton and organizations with operational/programme budgets supported through other governmental systems and structures.