The application deadline for this grant has passed. Please check back in 2019.
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. Facilities must align with the City of Edmonton’s goals and objectives.
Partnerships may involve third party organizations including community non-profit organizations, other public sector service providers, and the private sector.
Preference will be given to projects within Edmonton municipal boundaries. Regional projects may be considered based on benefit to Edmontonians.
Funding will be allocated to organizations with a primary mandate in one of the following key sectors:
Arts and heritage
- Recreation/amateur sport
- Social services
Funding will support the following types of capital projects:
- Project planning
- Life cycle replacement/rehabilitation
- Enhance (expansion/redevelopment)
- Build new (construction of a new facility)
Program Grants and Funding
Project Planning Grant
The Project Planning Grant will fund work up to the end of concept phase at 50% of eligible costs. To support further project development the grant may also fund the schematic design of the project at 33% of eligible costs.
The Construction Grant will fund work from the design phase (including schematic design) up to the end of the build phase at 33% of eligible costs.
Funding for your facility may be awarded over several years for different components or phases but preference is given to phasing or components resulting in a useable facility
Other than planning grants, funding will only be approved for work resulting in a useable facility
You may apply for further funding before the planning is complete, but project readiness is considered during the evaluation
Applicants may not use other City of Edmonton funding sources as part of their contributing funds for the submitted project
- The grant will not be increased to cover any additional costs–these costs are the responsibility of your organization
- If the project costs are less than anticipated, the grant would be recalculated so it does not exceed the eligible maximum amount
See Community Group Led Construction Projects Guide and Templates for detailed information about phases, definitions and expectations.
Application and Eligibility Process
- A separate submission is required for each project and more than 1 project may be submitted the same year
- Only submit projects that are anticipated to be completed within 2-5 years
- All submissions are to be submitted to the City of Edmonton Grants Office online on or before the application deadline
- After assessment, the final grant award decisions will be made by City Council
- Applicants will be notified of what funding is being recommended prior to the report going to City Council and will receive a formal notification once the funding has been approved
Eligiblity and Evaluation
- The Applicant must be an organization registered for more than 1 year
- 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 key sectors
- At least 75% of the applicant’s membership and the beneficiaries of its programs and services must be residents of the city of Edmonton
- The Applicant and the project must advance the outcomes from the following City documents:
- The 10-year City Strategic Plan, The Way Ahead
- The Citizen Services Annual Business Plan
- The City of Edmonton Recreation Facility Master Plan
- Live Active Strategy
- Eligible projects must be estimated to cost a minimum of $200,000 except for CFPCG Project Planning projects which have no minimum cost
- The grant applied for shall not be used for a purpose beyond the organizational objectives of the applicant
Priority is given to projects that:
- Result in publicly accessible and sustainable assets which strongly contribute towards the City's strategic plan, The Way Ahead
- Demonstrate a notable benefit and impact on a significant number of Edmontonians
- Address safety, health and accessibility issues
- Restore, renew or enhance existing assets on City land
Not Eligible for Funding:
- Community Leagues – see Community League Infrastructure Program (CLIP)
- Facility operating costs
- Completed projects or funding shortfalls on projects
- Facilities used for activities which are the mandate or responsibility of the Provincial or Federal governments (for example, health care, post-secondary education, religious activities, housing or child care)
For Online Applications
- 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
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.
Have you already started an application?so you do not have to start over. Need to start a new application? .
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:
Previous Grant Award Recipients
2017 Grant Award Recipients
In 2017, $4,278,463 was awarded to 11 of 15 new applicants, along with Council directed funding
2016 Grant Award Recipients
In 2016, $4,927,733 was awarded to 8 of 14 new applicants, 2 previously approved applicants, along with Council directed funding
2015 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
2014 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
2013 Grant Award Recipients
In 2013, $1,056,500 was awarded to 4 out of 11 new groups, and 3 previously approved projects
2012 Grant Award Recipients
In 2012, $1,317,980 was awarded to 8 of 18 new groups
2011 Grant Award Recipients
In 2011, $708,520 was awarded to 6 of 9 new groups