Community Initiatives Program

The Community Initiatives Program (CIP) provides funding to support initiatives that enhance and enrich communities throughout Alberta.


Community Initiatives Program (CIP) aims to foster healthy, vibrant communities across Alberta. The program has been designed to support the efforts of organizations that contribute to their communities and to create opportunities for Albertans to engage with their communities.

Funding streams

This grant supports non-profit organizations to preserve and share the cultural heritage of Indigenous and ethnocultural communities.
This program provides funding to new community-based programs, initiatives, events and publications.
This grant provides funding of ongoing core operations for non-profit organizations that address social issues.
This program provides funding to sanctioned national and international cultural and sport events.


Connect with the Community Grants office:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-422-9598
Toll free: 1-800-642-3855
Email: [email protected]

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