Important dates

Applications are due: November 16, 2018 at 4:30 pm MST

Submit a proposal (PDF, 298 KB)


Organizations are invited to submit project-based proposals for the development of programs, services, and pilot and research projects – including new, one-time or expanded initiatives – geared toward the safety and independence of Alberta seniors.

Four streams of funding are available, and projects must align with a minimum of one of the following streams:

  • Aging in communities
  • Addressing ageism
  • Social inclusion and engagement of diverse populations
  • Elder abuse prevention

Grant funds are not intended for ongoing operations beyond the term of the grant.

For additional information on the program, view the Aging Well in Community Grant Program description.

Guiding principles

The Aging Well in Community grant is guided by the following principles:

  • Collaboration: Initiatives identify, engage and work with groups, communities and organizations that have shared interests and goals.
  • Innovation: Initiatives draw from and test out different ideas, fields, perspectives and approaches in order to make a positive impact for seniors.
  • Sustainability: Initiatives that are ongoing in nature address plans for financial sustainability.
  • Evidence-based: Initiatives utilize best practices, evaluation outcomes and research findings to identify and address the needs and issues of seniors.


The maximum funding is $100,000 per project:

  • larger proposals ranging from $50,000 to $100,000 are encouraged
  • the intent is to distribute available funds across all 4 funding streams
  • proposed projects can be up to 3 years in duration

Funds may be used toward project-specific staffing, resource development and other expenses directly related to the proposed project.


Applicant organizations must be registered in Alberta as a valid:

  • not-for-profit organization, society or association
  • Municipality, First Nation, Tribal Council or Métis Settlement
  • research organization or institute

Examples of activities that are not eligible for funding include but are not limited to:

  • expenses incurred prior to the full execution of the grant
  • expenses for conference hosting
  • operational costs beyond the term of the grant
  • direct case management
  • capital purchases such as furniture, electronic equipment, office space and vehicles


  • may submit multiple project proposals, but can only receive one grant per call for proposals
  • may not hold more than one grant at a time
  • are eligible to receive the grant more than once, for different projects
  • may not receive funding more than once for the same project

How to apply

Step 1. Complete the application package

Complete the Aging Well in Community grant application (PDF, 298 KB).

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Step 2. Compile application documents

Once the application form is filled in:

  • print the completed application form
  • sign your name
  • scan the signed copy

Along with the completed, scanned application form, please include electronic copies of the following documents:

  • documentation confirming applicant is a valid and current legal entity, as described in eligibility requirements
  • letter(s) of commitment from partners, if applicable
  • most recent audited financial statements of the applicant organization

Step 3. Submit documents

Email the scanned application form and related documents to:

After you apply

Applicants will receive:

  • immediate email confirmation the application has been received for consideration
  • notification of decision about 10 weeks after the application deadline

All funding decisions are final, and are at the discretion of the Minister of Seniors and Housing.


For more information, please contact Alberta Seniors and Housing: