Alberta’s Multiculturalism and Anti-Racism Grant Program is intended to support community initiatives to increase cultural and cross-cultural awareness, and to educate Albertans to prevent and address racism.

The program promotes education and awareness about multiculturalism and anti-racism. The program funds are not designed to address access to affordable housing, job opportunities or healthcare. Rather, the funds are intended to educate about systemic racism in Alberta.

Supporting community organizations empowers them to have a voice in determining solutions. Grants distributed through the program allow organizations to educate Albertans about multiculturalism and anti-racism through community-led initiatives.

Important dates

Application deadlines:

December 16, 2022 at 11:59 pm for Intake 1

January 13, 2023 at 11:59 pm for cultural events and festivals only

Starting in 2023-24, there will be 2 intakes per year, with application deadlines to be determined in early 2023.


Applicants may request up to $30,000 for their project to support cultural events and festivals that support community initiatives to increase cross-cultural awareness.


These Alberta-based organizations can apply for grant funding:

  • non-profit organizations (incorporated, registered or established under provincial or federal legislation) including multicultural and faith-based organizations
  • First Nations
  • Métis Settlements

Project activities must:

  • meet one or more of the program outcomes
  • be able to measure what the project will achieve, aligned to the program outcome
  • include an educational component for participants, including at events and festivals
  • take place in Alberta and benefit Albertans, and
  • start on or after program application date and be completed within 12 months from the date the grant agreement becomes effective.

How to apply

Step 1. Read the guidelines

Program guidelines

Grant agreement template (PDF, 617 KB)

Step 2. Complete the application package

Grant application form (DOCX, 106 KB)

Budget template (XLSX, 30 KB)

In addition, a reference letter or email is required along with a financial statement. Refer to Program Guidelines section 4.1 for details.

Step 3. Submit the application package

Read the program guidelines carefully to ensure you include all the necessary information.

Submit your completed application package in one email to [email protected].

Only complete applications will be considered.

After you apply

Applications received by the submission deadline will be screened for eligibility and referred for further evaluation and recommendation for funding.

All applicants will receive written notification of the results of their application. For 2022-23, applicants will be notified of decisions in February 2023.

All decisions are final and no appeals will be considered.


When the project is complete, grant recipients will need to submit a final report.

Grant recipients

Successful applicants will be notified and listed here.


Connect with the Multiculturalism and Anti-Racism Grant Program:

Email: [email protected]

Anti-racism engagement

Albertans shared their perspectives on the impact racism has in this province and on government actions to address racism.

Learn more

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