Eligible groups and organizations working to prevent and reduce crime can now apply for the Alberta Crime Prevention grant to fund their projects and initiatives.

The $5.2 million in grants available over the next two years will support the delivery of crime prevention, community safety and well-being programs. Programs may include initiatives or projects to reduce the risk of domestic violence, youth outreach programs, and training and staffing for crime prevention organizations in rural Alberta.

“The safety of Albertans is our top priority. Alberta’s government is working to support public safety and will continue taking action to ensure the safety and well-being of our families and friends. The available grants will help ensure we keep Alberta’s communities safe and crime-free for generations to come.”

Tyler Shandro, Minister of Justice and Solicitor General

“The Calgary Police Service is committed to crime prevention in our city. Education and awareness are integral to reducing crimes of opportunity. We thank the Ministry of Justice and Solicitor General for offering this opportunity to community-based groups and not-for-profits to receive funding that will further ensure community safety and well-being.”

Mark Neufeld, chief constable, Calgary Police Service

“We are thankful to the Ministry of Justice and Solicitor General for their commitment to supporting crime prevention initiatives in the province. Supports like this grant assist our organization and allow us to continue our work to ensure the safety of Albertans and their communities through education and crime prevention awareness.”

Jean Bota, president, Alberta Community Crime Prevention Association

“Successful crime prevention requires a strong partnership between government, police and community. Often community organizations are funded solely through private donations and fundraising activities. We appreciate the support of the Government of Alberta, and in particular the minister of justice and solicitor general, through the Alberta Crime Prevention grant and other initiatives. These grants enable community organizations, such as Crime Stoppers, to develop and implement effective crime prevention and safety programs that benefit all Albertans.”

Mark Gerlitz, director, Calgary Crime Stoppers

“We are pleased to see this initiative go forward providing additional avenues of support for community partners who support safety and well-being. We look forward to the opportunities this will create to build and expand new community links and to activate creative, solution-oriented programming in the interest of a safer province.”

Dale McFee, chief, Edmonton Police Service

Organizations can learn more about the grant, including eligibility requirements and how to apply online at Alberta Crime Prevention grant.

Quick facts

  • The Alberta Crime Prevention grant provides one-time funding of $25,000 to $150,000 a year for projects and initiatives for up to two years.
  • Eligible projects and initiatives must support one of the following:
    • the delivery of crime prevention/community safety and well-being programs, services and/or supports
    • the delivery of youth gang prevention and exit programs, services and/or supports
    • activities that enhance the skills, knowledge and capacity of an organization and/or community to help them deliver crime prevention/community safety and well-being programs, including:
      • the development and delivery of information, training and resources/tools
      • public education and awareness activities
    • initiatives to address emerging issues and trends in crime prevention
    • the implementation of a public/community safety plan
  • Recipients must be in Alberta and be:
    • a registered not-for-profit or charity
    • a First Nation or Metis Settlement
    • a municipality
    • a community-based police program or service
    • a community group with a designated fiscal agent
  • Eligible applicants can apply until Sept. 30.