Taking action against racism

Multiculturalism and anti-racism grant

Apply for grant funding for initiatives to increase cultural and cross-cultural awareness, and to educate Albertans to prevent racism.


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

This grant deadline has been extended from November 16, 2022.

Starting in 2023-24, there will be 2 intakes per year, with application deadlines of April 30 and September 30 each year.


Applicants may request up to $30,000 for their project. There is up to $1 million total available for the first year of the grant program in 2022-23.


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, 116 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 January 2023. In future years, applicants will be notified of decisions in September (first intake) and February (second intake) each year.

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 can provide their input to inform government actions to address racism and build a more inclusive province.

Learn more

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