The Construction Grant will fund work from the design phase (including schematic design) up to the end of the operate phase at 33% of eligible costs.
If an applicant applies for funding for a later phase of their project after receiving a planning grant, the application will be evaluated along with other requests that year and the City of Edmonton will base its funding recommendation on the information submitted at that time. It's recommended the final project report for the earlier funded phase be submitted before decisions are made on funding for the later phase.
If an application is submitted for the entire project (strategy phase work through to the end of build phase work), it's considered a Construction Grant application and eligible funding is at 33%.
See Community Group Led Construction Projects Guide and Templates for detailed information about phases, definitions and expectations.
Contact the Grants Office to be assigned a City Liaison if you do not currently have one.
- The project must be estimated to cost at least $200,000
- A single project can be awarded funding for up to 3 years
- Eligible costs include design and construction costs and capital equipment required to operate the facility
- Furniture and fixtures will only be considered if they are part of a major renovation, expansion or new facility
- The value of land purchased or provided by the City of Edmonton for new construction projects where land does not presently exist for the project would generally be considered part of the City’s contribution (This does not include facilities with a lease or license from the City)
- Land purchased by the applicant prior to the eligible time frame will generally not be considered an eligible cost
- Verification of board support
- Confirmation the project aligns with the applicant and the City of Edmonton’s strategic goals and objectives
- Confirmation of landowner permission–this may include documentation of property ownership, confirmation from owner the project is acceptable within the terms of the lease/license agreement and permission to undertake the project
- Projects on City land–verification of Municipal Improvement Agreement (MIA) (obtained through your City Liaison)
- Projects not on City land–proof the proposed facility is an acceptable use for zoning
The following documents are required and must be submitted as attachments with your online application when applying for planning grant funding.
Required Documents Checklist (printable version)
- First time applicants only – Constitutional documents (must be date stamped by Alberta Corporate Registries) including:
- Application for incorporation
- Articles of incorporation
- Memorandum of association
- Articles of association and bylaws
- Any amendments to the Constitutional Documents not already submitted to the Grants Office (must be date stamped by Alberta Registries)
- Most recent proof of filing of annual return
- Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Form and VOID cheque (only required if EFT information hasn't been provided previously or if information needs to be updated)
- Project Budget Spreadsheet indicating the percentage of recoverable GST for each line item
- Business Case (cost estimate as part of business case)
- Municipal Improvement Agreement (MIA) for projects on city land (available through your city project manager)
- Concept drawings
- Cost Estimation Checklist
- Project Committee Terms of Reference Template
- Public Engagement Plan
- Quotes or estimates to support all the amounts listed on the Project Budget spreadsheet–if estimate includes both concept/pre-design costs and post concept/design costs, the vendor (for example, architect) must break out the costs for concept/pre-design phase work, and post concept/design work
Approvals to Undertake Project
Approvals to Undertake Project
- Organization minutes to confirm project has approval of the board
- Project on city land:
- City of Edmonton approval (obtained through your City liaison)
- Project on private land:
- Documentation verifying ownership by applicant
- If property not owned by applicant, letter from landlord confirming permission to undertake project or excerpt from lease/license confirming permission to undertake project
- Annual audited (or reviewed) financial statements for most recent fiscal year
- Prior year’s information must be included for comparison and minimally must include the following 2 statements:
- Statement of Financial Position (Balance Sheet)
- Statement of Operations (Statement of Revenue and Expenses, Income Statement)
- Bank statements including balances for the same period ending as the Statement of Financial Position–only required if annual statements not prepared by third party Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA)
- Bank reconciliation including outstanding cheques at the same period ending as the Statement of Financial Position–only required if annual statements not prepared by third party CPA
- Year to date financial statements
- Statement of Financial Position (Balance Sheet)–no older than end of February (current year)
- Statement of Operations (Statement of Revenue and Expenses, Income Statement)–no older than end of February (current year)
- Bank statement including balances for the same period ending as the Statement of Financial Position (Balance Sheet)
- Bank reconciliation including outstanding cheques at the same period ending as the Statement of Financial Position (Balance Sheet)
For Online Applications
Before You Apply
- Get to know the grant purpose, policy and guidelines
- Read the grant guide for each grant program to ensure you qualify
- Ensure you have your Account ID and registered organization email with the City of Edmonton Grants Office
Do you know your Grant Account ID?
With our online grant applications, you will need two pieces of information to apply to any grant program:
- Your City of Edmonton grants assigned account ID
- Your organization or applicant email that is registered with the City of Edmonton Grants Office
To create or retrieve your City of Edmonton account ID:
- Fill out the Account ID Request Form and a city employee will get back to you within 2 business days with your account information
If you have any issues with the online application form, please call the Grants Office for assistance at 780-496-4933.
Need to update your account information?
Once you enter your Account ID and Organization email, your account information will automatically populate on the application. If you noticed that your information is not correct in our system (for example, an address change or main contact change), please contact our office as soon as possible to update your account. Incorrect information can result in a delay or inability to process your grant request.
To update your account: