As a result of a review of the Community Investment Grant program, the Community Investment Travel Grant will no longer be available.

Sports Travel Grants assist Edmontonians with the cost of travel to championships at a Western Canadian, National, or International level. (As per City Policy C211H)

Grant Information

Eligibility

Eligibility

You or your team must:
  • Live within the City of Edmonton boundaries
  • Be of amateur status
  • Be sponsored by or affiliated with a registered not for profit sport organization
  • Have qualified through competition to attend the event
  • Be selected by a sport governing body to represent Alberta at a western Canadian, national, or international championships, when there is no provincial qualifying competition
  • Be invited to try out for a national team or to an event leading to competition at international level
  • Apply within 90 days after the event. Application received before the event will not be considered
The event must:
  • Be hosted by a registered not for profit sport organization
  • Declare a champion at a western Canadian, national, or international level

Ineligibility

  • Athletes who receive Federal Carding assistance
  • Athletes receiving 100% travel subsidy through the Provincial or National Sport governing body
  • Athletes or events that represent or are affiliated with educational institutions or corporations
  • Invitational events
Guidelines
Applicant may receive 25% of the eligible costs up to the following maximums:
Western Canada

Team - $2,200
Individual - $220

National

Team - $3,650
Individual - $365

International

Team - $4,375
Individual - $450

  • The individual, team/group is eligible for 1 travel grant from the City of Edmonton per calendar year.
  • A team/group with up to 10 participants may include transportation costs of one guardian/official and more than ten may include transportation costs of 2 guardians/officials.
  • 25% of car or bus rental from airport to event location may be considered if the event is located outside the city.
  • 25% of oversize baggage can be claimed only if equipment is required for participation in the event.
  • Travel by personal vehicle is compensated at a rate of $.50/km. Kilometres are calculated from city centre to city centre for each vehicle with a minimum of 3 participants per vehicle if travelling as a team. Verify the kilometres using the Alberta Motor Association or Travel Alberta online mileage calculators.
  • Grant awards of under $100 will not be considered.
  • Grants are awarded subject to the availability of funds.
Ineligible Expenses for this Grant:
  • Hotel accommodations
  • Meals
  • Travel expenses purchased on Air Miles or other travel reward Programs
  • Transportation from airport to city and/or within city where event is being held
Required Documents
Please include the following documents to your application:
  • Receipt or proof of payment for travel costs

  • Proof of attendance

  • A list of names and addresses of participants and officials/guardians travelling from Edmonton (team applications only)
  • Verification of travel distance from Alberta Motor Association or Travel Alberta (only applicable if applying for mileage)

Note: Documents should be in PDF format–any spreadsheets should be attached as Excel files.