Note: Many City of Edmonton grant applications have moved to online submissions.
You will need your City of Edmonton Grants Account ID and registered organization or applicant email to apply. If you do not know your account ID please complete the Account ID request form and someone will contact you within 2 business days.
Have you already started an application?so you do not have to start over.
The Community Facility Partner Capital Grant Program supports partnerships that enhance public use facilities so Edmontonians can thrive in an active and attractive city.
Funding will be allocated across the city to organizations with a primary mandate in at least one of the following key sectors:
- Arts & heritage
- Recreation/amateur sport
- Social services/community development
Funding will support the following types of capital projects:
- Project planning (including planning studies, business case development, concept and some schematic drawings)
- Facility preservation (capital maintenance/rehabilitation)
- Facility enhancement (expansion/redevelopment)
- New facilities (construction of a new facility - may replace an existing one)
- Purchase of existing facility, or major equipment integral to operation of facility
This grant program does not fund projects retroactively or support funding shortfalls on projects.
How To Apply
Complete the Electronic Application Package
Complete the online application, including the attachments which will need to be downloaded, completed and attached to your online application.
Grant Specific Templates
Community Group Led Construction Projects Guide and Templates
This process and templates must be used for all applications to the CFPCG program. While the Guide was written for projects on City land, the process reflects good business practises and applicants to this grant program are expected to follow the same roadmap and use the same templates, including the business case template.
For assistance with your application, refer to the Program & Application Guide.
This document may provide some information that will assist in completing the business case for those sections in the Business Case Template from the Community Group Led Construction Guide and Templates:
Submit your online application by:
Wednesday April 5, 2017 by 11:59pm
- A separate submission is required for each project. Multiple applications will be considered from an organization
- Only submit projects that can be completed within 2 to 5 years. Therefore, especially as costs change over time, it’s best to apply for one stand-alone phase at a time that will result in a usable facility, and re-apply in the future for later phases. This will allow the Community Facility Partner Capital Grant funding to reflect the current cost of the additional phases
- All submissions are to be provided to the City of Edmonton Grants Office on or before the application deadline
- All submitted Community Facility Partner Capital Grant applications are assessed using an open, transparent, fair and consistent process within established City business practices
- After assessment, the final grant award decisions will be made by City Council
How to Report on Funding
- Complete project
- Complete both
Final Project Report - Part A
Final Project Report - Part B
Submit to Grants Office
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org (this is the preferred method)
Update: On March 21 2017, Edmonton City Council approved an amendment to the Community Facility Partner Capital Grant Policy. The percentage of funding has changed and the new percentages will be effective for the 2017 grant submissions.
The program will fund up to 33% of eligible project costs except for Project Planning submissions. Project Planning grants will be up to 50% for costs to the end of Concept/Pre-design phase, based on the Community Group Led Construction Projects Guide. Any costs past Concept/Pre-design phase submitted as part of a Project Planning grant request will be funded at the 33% of eligible project costs rate.
- A rendering (drawing) of the proposed facility or park development
- General shape and size, essence of design
- The preliminary program (needs) and spatial/functional requirements of the project
- Estimated overall square footage
- The approximate location within the site
- Preliminary relationships between proposed amenities/buildings
- Access, parking, landscaping, and/or other features on the site
- Class D cost estimate (-50% to +50% estimate accuracy)
Priority is given to projects that:
Result in publicly accessible and sustainable assets which strongly contribute towards the Improved Livability corporate outcomes in the City's strategic plan, The Way Ahead
Demonstrate a notable benefit and impact a significant number of Edmontonians
Address health & safety issues
Restore, renew or enhance existing assets on City land
Eligibility and Evaluation
The Applicant must be an organization registered for more than one 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 of both:
a) The 10-year City Strategic Plan The Way Ahead 2009-2018
b) The Citizen Services Annual Business Plan
The grant applied for shall not be intended or used for a purpose beyond the corporate objectives of the applicant as outlined in its Incorporating Documents
In 2016, $4,927,733 was awarded to 8 of 14 new applicants, 2 previously approved applicants, along with Council directed funding
In 2015, $3, 151,264 was awarded to 10 of 14 new applicants, 2 previously approved applicants, along with Council directed funding.
In 2014, $2,295,125 was awarded to 10 out of 16 new groups, 3 previously approved applicants, along with Council directed funding.
In 2013, $1,056,500 was awarded to 4 out of 11 new groups, and 3 previously approved projects.
In 2012, $1,317,980 was awarded to 8 of 18 new groups.
In 2011, $708,520 was awarded to 6 of 9 new groups.