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The City of Edmonton’s 10-year Strategic Plan, The Way Ahead, redefines local government as a caring entity that creates a diverse and inclusive city by connecting people, creating communities where people can ‘age in place’ and where the arts, culture and athletics are nurtured.

The City’s business plan, The Way We Live: Edmonton’s People Plan, seeks to improve the quality of life in Edmonton by promoting inclusive communities and the integration of newcomers to Edmonton.

The 2017 Emerging Immigrant and Refugee Community (EIRC) Grant Program aligns with the City’s business plan by supporting immigrant and refugee communities who are new to Edmonton and in the process of settling and integrating. EIRC Grants provide assistance to:

  • Rent space
  • Host community events
  • Strengthen cultural identity and pride
  • Partner and collaborate with other community not-for-profit organizations to address gaps in existing programs and services.

Space Rental Subsidy Grant

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The Space Rental Subsidy assists emerging immigrant and refugee communities to cover the cost of renting space for their organization and/or programs.

Subsidies help with rental expenses within the current calendar year (January to December). Rental of commercial space is subsidized at 60% up to a maximum of $5,000 annually.  Space in not-for-profit or public facilities such as community leagues, schools, cultural halls is subsidized at 80% up to a maximum of $6,000 annually. Applications are accepted throughout the year and take 4 – 6 weeks to process.

EIRC Space Rental Subsidy Grant Guide

Please complete the following attachment and include it with your online application.

Organizational Contact/EFT Information Form - complete to have the grant deposited directly to your bank account.

EIRC Space Rental Subsidy Final Report Form

Community Event Grant

Community Event Grants assist emerging immigrant and refugee community organizations to gather their community members to celebrate significant events.

We’ve made changes to the grant to make it easier to apply and report. These changes are effective March 1, 2017.

All event grants are now calculated at 50% of eligible expenses up to the maximum grant of $2,500. Pre and Post event grants are now paid at 100% of grant eligibility. Organizations can apply for a maximum of 2 Community Event Grants per calendar year.

There are 4 eligible expenses:

  • Rental of space
  • Rental of audio visual equipment
  • Food/Catering (includes disposable dishes and cutlery)
  • Insurance

Applications can be submitted prior to the event or up to 90 days after an event. Applications are accepted throughout the year and take 2 – 4 weeks to process. For more information, please download the EIRC Event Grant Guide.

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Please complete the following attachments and include them with your online application.

Organizational Contact/EFT Information Form - complete to have the grant deposited directly to your bank account.

Community Event Expense Form

Final Report Requirements

Following the completion of your event, please complete:

Final reports should be emailed to grants@edmonton.ca within 30 days of the event.

Cultural Heritage Project Grant

Grants of up to $5,000 per year are available to support emerging immigrant and refugee communities for projects that promote and strengthen their cultural identity and pride including: cultural dance, music, art, theatre and heritage language. First time applicants are eligible for up to $1,000. Applications accepted throughout the year and take 4 – 6 weeks to process.

EIRC Cultural Heritage Project Grant Guide

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Please complete the following attachments and include them with your online application.

Organizational Contact/EFT Information Form - complete to have the grant deposited directly to your bank account.

Budget & Financial Report Form

Final Report Requirements

Following the completion of your event, please complete:

Final reports should be emailed to grants@edmonton.ca within 90 days from the project completion date.

Program Delivery Partnership Grant

Grants of up to $100,000 are available for collaborative partnerships between not-for-profit organizations from within immigrant and refugee communities and established service providers. These partnerships will explore new and innovative ways to work together to effectively address gaps and barriers in existing programs and services. Allow 8-12 weeks of processing time. In 2017, priority will be given to partnerships focused on children, youth and families.

How to Apply

Applications are by invitation only.

  1. Call 780-496-4933 to speak with a Grant Coordinator about the partnership idea prior to submitting a letter of intent.

  2. Submit your Letter of Intent via email at grants@edmonton.ca

  3. You may be invited to apply online upon approval of your letter of intent.

Deadlines for Letters of Intent:

First Round: March 3, 2017 at 11:59pm

Second Round: September 8, 2017 at 11:59pm

For more information, see Guide: Program Delivery Partnership.

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.

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For More Information

Title Community Grants Office
Telephone

780-496-4933

Fax 780-577-3525
Email grants@edmonton.ca

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