The Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Branch (SPAR) offers both operating and project grants to eligible recreation and physical activity sector organizations.

These grants are essential to SPAR’s goal of making Albertans more active, more often through recreation and physical activity.

Funding is available through two streams: Operating and Project.

Operating stream

Eligibility will be restricted to current recipients of the Alberta Active Living and Organizational Support operating grant programs until the initial three-year funding cycle ends in 2022.

The Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Branch manage four closed operating grant programs.

  1. Engagement Operating grant (EO)
  2. Activity Specific Recreational Organizations Operating grant (ASRO)
  3. Leadership and Certification Operating grant (LCO)
  4. Post-Secondary Partnership Operating grant (PSP)

Project stream

We are not currently accepting applications for this grant stream.

Project Macro grant

The Macro grant supports projects up to $25,000 that foster cooperation, innovation and research.

Project Micro grant

The Micro grant supports projects up to $10,000 that are theme specific each grant cycle.

Other grant programs

Alberta Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women offers a number of grant programs for non-profit organizations in Alberta that support your project and operational costs.


Connect with the Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Branch :

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-427-6549
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Fax: 780-427-5140
Email: rpad@gov.ab.ca

Suite 500
10055 106 Street
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 1G3