- 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
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)
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.
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:
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
- 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
Applicant may receive 25% of the eligible costs up to the following maximums:
Team - $2,200
Individual - $220
Team - $3,650
Individual - $365
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.
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.