Community Initiatives Program (CIP)

CIP provides funding to support initiatives that enhance and enrich communities throughout Alberta.

Overview

The Community Initiatives Program (CIP) provides funding for organizations that create opportunities for Albertans to engage with and help develop their communities.

CIP outcomes are to:

  • strengthen leadership and organizational capacity of community organizations
  • support community-driven goals that have a public benefit

Funding streams

CIP has 4 distinct funding streams:

Funding streams at a glance

  Project-Based Operating International Development Major Cultural and Sport Events
Web page Project-Based Operating International Development Major Cultural and Sport Events
Funding Up to $75,000 Up to $75,000 Up to $25,000 Up to $250,000
Application deadlines January 15
May 15
September 15
January 15
May 15
September 15
January 15
May 15
September 15
April 1
October 1
Project completion timeframe 18 months from date of cheque 30 months from date of receipt of payment 30 months from date of receipt of payment 18 months from the start of the term of the grant agreement
Stream priorities Local community projects Ongoing programs and services Humanitarian projects in developing countries Sanctioned national and international events

Multiple applications

Organizations can apply for one capital and one non-capital grant per government fiscal year (April 1-March 31).

  • Non-capital grant requests can be accessed through any one of the Community Initiatives Program (CIP) grant streams (Project-Based, Operating, International Development or Major Cultural and Sport Events).
  • Capital grant requests can be accessed under CFEP and capital equipment grant requests can be accessed through CIP Project-Based.

Principles

CIP is guided by a set of principles that help guide decision-making and administration of the grant program. These principles are:

  • community-driven public benefit
  • transparency
  • equity
  • accountability
  • flexibility
  • simplicity

Contact

Contact the Community Grants office at:
Phone: 780-422-9598
Toll-free: 1-800-642-3855
Email: LFP.application@gov.ab.ca

Address:
Community Initiatives Program
Alberta Culture and Tourism
212, 17205 – 106A Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta  T5S 1M7