The City of Edmonton is hosting 2 online Grant Information Sessions to give interested applicants a better understanding of program eligibility requirements, provide tips for completing the application and details on timelines for review and decisions. Pre-registration is required.
The Collaboration Grant will help support organizations in their efforts to achieve the following:
Enhance the capacity of organizations to form sustainable and productive collaboratives that are working on addressing one or more of the Pillars, Outcomes and Principles listed in the CSWB Strategy
Support organizations undertaking planning, research or policy development to enhance data-sharing, communication, knowledge transfer, and other sector-related gaps
Grant Application Assessment
Applications will be assessed based on the following criteria:
Organizational Commitment - the organizations have expressed a written commitment to participate in a collaborative or partnership that advances CSWB Strategy guiding principles, goals and long-term outcomes
The collaboration/project serves equity-deserving communities and/or incorporates an equity-based approach
Demonstrate Project Need and Benefit to the Community - describes why the collaborative is needed and how collaborative will address a gap in existing services
Viability and Financial Feasibility - a clear plan with timelines, activities, resourcing and readiness to implement exists; a complete and balanced budget exists
Application Criteria and Requirements
Please review all information before you apply.
To be eligible for the Community Safety and Well-Being (CSWB) Grant, the applicant is one of the following:
Non-profit organization registered for at least 1 year and in good standing with the incorporating body such as Alberta Society, Non-profit Private Company, Non-Profit Public Company, Extra Provincial Non-profit Company.
Local grassroots group or interested individual that has a fiscal agent that meets 1 of the eligible categories. If the applicant is awarded funding through this grant program, the fiscal agent must agree to act on the applicant’s behalf to sign a funding agreement with the City and to receive, administer and report on the grant.
Organizations/fiscal agents must be based in Edmonton and serve Edmontonians.
Applicants currently receiving other City grants or funding must be in good standing with the City in terms of reporting requirements.
A project/program already receiving City funding is not eligible for this grant.
To advance the Community Safety and Well-Being Strategy’s commitment to equity and anti-racism, a minimum of $350,000 of total grant funding will be provided to ethnocultural organizations and/or organizations focused on anti-racism efforts.
Eligible expenses must contribute to the establishment of new collaborative efforts or enhance existing collaborative work. Examples of eligible expenses may include, but are not limited to:
Staffing costs (such as Collaborative/Partnership coordinator or manager)
to support the establishment of common values/principles/philosophies
to develop a Partnership Agreement or Memorandum of Understanding
to support relationship building between collaborators/partners
Training expenses across collaborative/partnership
Planning, research, and evaluation expenses specific to the development and/or enhancement of the collaboration or partnership
Cost of space for co-location/meetings
Printing and communications specific to the collaboration/partnership
Travel expenses within Edmonton
Other administrative costs associated with the collaborative/partnership
Program funding cannot be used for expenses related to:
Time and labour provided towards preparation of funding applications, fundraising including costs for fundraising campaigns and websites for fundraising purposes
Endowments, charitable donations, bursaries, developing business cases or proposals for funding, donor recognition, gifts (with the exception of gifts for Indigenous protocols)
Project expenses that are incurred before the application has been received
Capital and facility upgrades, renovations and construction
Debt reduction, financing charges and/or interest payments on loans
Project Budget Form
Most recent audited year-end financial statements, signed by 2 Board members or,
Most recent internally generated financial statements - those that are not presented either as a notice to reader, a review or an audit - signed by 2 Board members and must include a bank reconciliation and bank statement as at the fiscal year-end
Submit Your Application
Carefully review and complete the application form and Project Budget Form.
Applications close on Wednesday January 24, 2024 by 11:59pm