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Approximately every 4 years, the Universiade ’83 Foundation Grant provides one time funding to Edmonton-based not-for-profit organizations or public institutions for a project or program that promotes sport or the arts in Edmonton.

Available funds are generated from a trust account established following Edmonton’s hosting of the 1983 World University Games (Universiade).

Application Deadline

Applications must be submitted online by 4:30pm on Wednesday April 11, 2018.

Eligibility and Priorities

Grant Priorities
Priority Will Be Given to Projects That:
  • Promote awareness of and/or involvement in sport or the arts in Edmonton
  • Enhance an existing art or sport program
  • Develop leadership in the area of sport or the arts
  • Promote partnerships and/or collaborations
  • Provide training for coaches, instructors, artists or performers
  • Create a long term benefit to the creative or financial growth of an organization or institution
Applicant Must:
  • Be a public institution or a not-for-profit organization registered for at least 1 year
  • Have a primary mandate of sport or the arts
  • Have no outstanding reports or debts owed to the City of Edmonton
Ineligible Expenses
Ineligible Expenses:
  • Facility construction or maintenance
  • Travel fares or allowances
  • Costs of projects started before grant is awarded



The review of the applications will be done by staff from the Edmonton Sport Council, Edmonton Arts Council, and a City of Edmonton Community Grant Coordinator. Grant recommendations will be made to the Community Services Advisory Board who will then make recommendations to the Director of Community Resources.

The following criteria will be considered in the review and assessment of applications:

  • Grant priorities
  • Project scope (how many people will benefit)
  • Overall merit (benefits and positive impacts for Edmontonians)
  • Ability of the organization to deliver the project or program
Funding Information
Funding Information
  • Maximum grant is $10,000 (applicant must match the amount requested)
  • 1 application per organization
  • Funding is on a one-time basis
  • The funding available in 2018 is approximately $111,000
  • In line with the grant policy, at least 60% ($66,600) will be awarded for sport projects and at least 25% ($27,750) will be awarded for projects that promote the arts
  • Grants will be awarded in June 2018
  • Projects must be completed within 1 year of receiving the grant
  • A final report is due within 60 days of the project completion

For Online Applications

Before You Apply
  • 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
Do you know your Grant Account ID?

With our online grant applications, you will need two pieces of information to apply to any grant program:

  1. Your City of Edmonton grants assigned account ID
  2. 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.

Filling out the Application

Have you already started an application? Search for your application so you do not have to start over. Need to start a new application? Start a brand new application.

Need to update your account information?

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:

Required Documents

Application Documents

The following documents are required and must be submitted as attachments with your online application when applying for planning grant funding:

Reporting Documents

Following the completion of your project please complete:

Please complete and submit the Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Form if your organization hasn't been set up, or you need to update your organization’s contact information with the City.

Final reports should be emailed to within 60 days from the project completion date.

For More Information

Title Community Grants Office


Fax 780-577-3525

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