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Important dates

Stabilize Donation Matching 2.0

  • Intake deadline: Open until March 4, 2022, or until all funds awarded

Adapt and Innovate Stream

  • Intake deadline: July 29, 2021
  • Notification: November 2021

Stabilize Live Music Grant

  • Intake deadline: Open until August 31, 2021, or until all funds awarded


This funding will help protect and promote Alberta sport and cultural identity, support tourism, and restore community vibrancy.

The Stabilize Program Phase 2 has 3 streams, each with their own funding process:

  • Stabilize Donation Matching 2.0
  • Adapt and Innovate Stream
  • Stabilize Live Music Grant

Grant information session

This webinar will cover the Stabilize Donation Matching 2.0 stream and the Adapt and Innovate funding stream. The session will explain the streams, eligibility, criteria, application process and timelines.

Stabilize Donation Matching 2.0


Support and leverage Albertans’ investment to support Alberta-based non-profit organizations that:

  • organize and host live experience events
  • own or operate of live experience venues
  • are located in Alberta
  • must be registered (and in good standing) under one of the eligible acts

The funding eligibility for this donation program is as follows:

  • cash only – assets and in-kind donations are not accepted
  • newly designated funds from a single donor – fundraising campaigns and previously designated funds are not accepted
  • between a minimum of $25,000 to a maximum of $100,000
  • comply with CRA gifting guidelines
  • are unrestricted in use

Eligibility and how to apply

Step 1. Read the guidelines

Read the Stabilize Donation Matching 2.0 Fact Sheet (PDF, 350 KB)

Step 2. Complete the application package

Stabilize Donation Matching Pledge Form (DOCX, 46 KB)

Step 3. Submit the application package

 Email your pledge form to: [email protected]

Adapt and Innovate Stream


This stream empowers non-profit organizations to reimagine their practice, explore new operating models and strengthen their digital infrastructure.

  • The maximum funding request is $75,000.
  • Funding is approved on a matching basis. The applicant must contribute 50% of a match to the amount being requested for project expenses.

The matching funding must be specifically related to the project. It may be:

  • cash
  • donated labour
  • equipment
  • materials


The Adapt and Innovate Stream support projects that enable non-profit organizations to reimagine their organization’s business model in order to resume in-person, live experience opportunities. Projects will support adaptability, organizational development, and the implementation of new business or event models. They can also focus on strengthening digital infrastructure, accessing the appropriate software, or making content accessible to diverse and underrepresented audiences.

Eligible non-profit organizations include those that:

  • are the primary organizer of arts, culture and festival events, including those in the performing, visual, literary, and film and video arts, which  are open and available to the public
  • are the primary organizer of rodeo and sport events whose performances and programming are open and available to the public
  • own or operate a live experience venue, such as sport and arts venues, community halls, agricultural society’s venues, dedicated cultural centres, and so on

Live experience events including arts presentations, performances, festivals or exhibitions must comprise a significant portion of the organization’s typical programming and services. An organization must reopen and offer a live experience or series of live experiences by August 2022.

For the purposes of our program a live-experience event and live-experience venue are:

  • Live-experience event – An in-person experience, presented by a sponsoring or organizing body for guests/participants to have an opportunity for a social, sport or cultural experience outside the normal range of choices or beyond everyday experiences. The live event may be either free or fee based, with attendance greater than 50 people, and will take place on a single day or over numerous days at a venue, either indoors or outdoors, that has a size-specific limit.
  • Live-experience venue – A facility that is regulated with enforced capacity limits and requirements (for example, insurance, health and safety, liquor approved), where spectator traffic is controlled and monitored, that is either indoors or outdoors, but that is accessible and suitable for the desired event.

To be eligible, organizations must be registered for a minimum of 3 calendar years (in good standing) under one of the provincial or federal acts.

Provincial legislation

  • Part 21 of the Business Corporations Act – Extra-Provincial Corporations
  • Companies Act, Part 9 (Non-profit Companies)
  • Societies Act of Alberta
  • Agriculture Societies Act
  • Special Act of the Alberta Legislature

Federal legislation

  • Special Act of the Parliament of Canada
  • Canada Non-profit Corporations Act – and must be registered in Alberta under the Business Corporations Act
  • Income Tax Act (of Canada and operating in the Province of Alberta (Charities)) – and registered in Alberta under one of the provincial legislations

How to apply

Step 1. Read the guidelines

Step 2. Complete the application package

Step 3. Submit the application package

Your completed application package must include the:

  • application form
  • budget template
  • mandatory supporting documents

Email your application package to: [email protected]

Stabilize Live Music Grant


Funding is available for:

  • musicians and other live music professionals
    • grants of up to $1,500 will help them prepare for a return to live performances
  • for-profit music venues
    • grants of up to $25,000 will support their innovative projects to help Alberta’s music industry adapt and relaunch

Eligibility and how to apply

To find out more about the Stabilize Live Music Grant and how to apply, go to Alberta Music.

After you apply

For submission made to the Adapt and innovate Stream and the Stabilize Donation Matching 2.0 during the review process, you may be contacted for more information about your application.

In November 2021, we will send you written notification on your application.

For submissions made to the Stabilize Live Music Grant, contact Alberta Music.

Report requirements

Reporting requirements for successful applicants are due:

  • 12 months after receiving the grant funds; approximately December 2022 to January 2023, or
  • earlier, no later than 60 days after project completion

Requirements will include a:

  • financial statement
  • final written report

Grant recipients will be asked to complete an outcome survey.


Adapt and Innovate and Stabilize Donation Matching 2.0

Connect with the Community Grants office:

Phone: 780-422-9598
Toll free: 1-800-642-3855
Email (enquiries): [email protected]
Email (application submission): [email protected]

Stabilize Live Music grant

Connect with the Cultural Industries Branch:

Email: [email protected]

Connect with Alberta Music

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