Deadline for grant application is Wednesday May 1, 2019. Available funding in 2019 is limited. Priority will be given to planning grants.
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)
Available funding in 2019 is limited. Priority will be given to planning grants.
Program Grants and Funding
Project Planning Grant
The Project Planning Grant will fund work up to the end of concept phase at up to 50% of eligible costs. To support further project development the grant may also fund the schematic design of the project at up to 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 up to 33% of eligible costs. Land purchases made during the eligible time frame may also be funded at up to 33% of the purchase price.
See Community Group Led Construction Projects Guide and Templates for detailed information about phases, definitions, and expectations.
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
- The City of Edmonton encourages businesses, institutions, organizations, and community groups to incorporate accessibility and universal design in the policies, goods, programs services, communications, technology, and infrastructure including those receiving program and operational funding from the City of Edmonton
For details on the City of Edmonton standards for accessibility, refer to the City of Edmonton Access Design Guide.
See Community Group Led Construction Projects Guide and Templates for detailed information about phases, definitions and expectations.
Complete and submit the online application with all required documents attached by 11:59pm on Wednesday May 1, 2019. Late applications will not be accepted.
Application and Eligibility Process
- A separate submission is required for each project
- 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
Anticipated Timeline for 2019:
- May through August: evaluation and approval by Edmonton City Council
- Early September: notification of approved funding
- September: signing of funding agreements
- Starting in October: verification of contributing funds and disbursement of grant
Eligibility and Evaluation
Eligibility 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
- Eligible projects must be estimated to cost a minimum of $200,000 except for CFPCG Project Planning projects have no minimum cost but are generally expected to cost at least $50,000
- Eligible costs include expenditures paid in the past year with invoices dated no older than March 1 of the year prior to applying for the current year’s program
- Evaluation will include the extent to which projects address accessibility
- The grant applied for shall not be used for a purpose beyond the organizational objectives of the applicant
- The Applicant and the project must advance goals and outcomes from the following City document:
- As relevant, an applicant should show the project’s alignment with other plans, initiatives, and strategies, such as the following:
Priority is given to projects that:
- Result in publicly accessible and sustainable assets which strongly contribute towards the City's strategic plan, Vision 2050 (The Vision 2050 Principal is to be Connected and has four main goals relating to a Healthy City, Urban Places, Regional Prosperity, and Climate Resilience)
- Demonstrate a notable benefit and impact for a significant number of Edmontonians
- Address safety, health and accessibility issues
- Restore, renew, or enhance existing assets on City land
- If in planning phase, are shown to be feasible and align with City priorities
- If in construction phase, have significant confirmed funding and design work completed
- Incorporate accessibility and universal design
- Available funding in 2019 is limited and priority will be given to planning grants and projects from groups previously approved for planning and applying for the next phase of funding
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)
- FF&E items not fixed to the building - only items shown on the architect’s drawings and installed by the contractor are eligible (these include custom built-in furniture and commercial kitchen equipment)
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:
Previous Grant Award Recipients
Previous Grant Award Recipients
2018 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