The City of Edmonton Community Investment Operating Grant (CIOG) program provides operating assistance to Edmonton's not-for-profit organizations working towards increasing social inclusion and equitable access to participation in social services and active recreation/amateur sport.
Application Intake Open
The City is currently accepting applications for the 2024 Community Investment Operating grant.
The application will remain open until March 13, 2024.
The organizations’ primary mandate must be 1 of the following:
Social programs and activities that help Edmontonians to strengthen personal or community life
Active Recreation/Amateur Sport
Active Recreation: all physical activities that an individual chooses to do for fun, social interaction, fitness and relaxation
Amateur Sport: organized physical activities that result in a contest between 2 or more people participating individually or as a team, governed by rules, regulations and officiating
March 13-April 10
Review of applications
By End of April
Applicants will be notified of funding decisions
Note: These timelines are subject to change.
Application Criteria and Requirements
Please review all information before you apply.
To be eligible for the Grant, the applicant must:
Be a not-for-profit organization registered for at least 1 year and in good standing with the incorporating body (Alberta Society, Non-profit Private Company, Non-Profit Public Company, Extra-Provincial Non-profit Company)
Demonstrate alignment to the CIOG priorities through their programs and services
Have eligible operating expenses under $500,000
Have a minimum of 75% of its participants living in Edmonton
Demonstrate sound board and financial governance practices
Demonstrate initiative and success in generating diverse sources of funding
Have an open membership except for valid program factors (for example - age)
Be in good standing with the City in terms of reporting requirements and outstanding payments
Organizations may receive 1 operating grant per year funded by the City of Edmonton. These include operating grant programs for community leagues and seniors’ centres, as well as operating grant programs administered by the Edmonton Arts Council and Edmonton Heritage Council.
Organizations that have 2 years or more of unrestricted cash reserves or restricted but available for operating expenses, may not be considered for an operating grant.
Funding cannot be used for the following:
Capital projects (including: significant maintenance or repairs to buildings such as an addition or a new roof
Fundraising expenses (for example: bingos and casinos)
Expenses associated with income-generating operations not directly associated with programs and services of the organization (for example: public food sales/catering/banquet services, facility rental)
Depreciation/amortization (decreases the value of capital assets over time)
Debt Repayment or Debt/Credit Interest - expenses related to a line of credit, mortgage, credit card, overdraft or other debt, or the principal and interest on any credit or debt
Note: Financial statements must be signed by 2 Board members. Additionally, financial statements that are not presented either as a notice to reader, a review or an audit must include a bank reconciliation and bank statement at the fiscal year-end.
Provides key definitions for different measurement and evaluation terms as well as definitions for a variety of demographic terms.
These documents will continue to evolve as we receive feedback from the CIOG community. If there is anything you’d like to see added, if you require assistance or have any questions regarding the outcome data collection process, please feel free to contact us.