Community Initiatives Program

Community Initiatives Program (CIP) funds initiatives that enhance and enrich communities throughout Alberta. The program:

  • Reinvests revenues generated from provincial lotteries to communities.
  • Empowers local citizens and community organizations to work together.
  • Responds to local needs.

CIP provides a variety of funding streams in order to address the specific or unique needs of community-based organizations.


Program Overview

Link to webpage Project-Based Operating International Development Major Cultural & Sport Events
Funding Range Up to $75,000 Up to $75,000 Up to $25,000 Up to $250,000
Application Deadlines 2017-18

  • March 15, 2017
  • June 15, 2017
  • September 15, 2017
  • March 15, 2017
  • June 15, 2017
  • September 15, 2017
  • March 15, 2017
  • June 15, 2017
  • September 15, 2017
  • April 1, 2017
  • October 1, 2017
Notification Timelines
  • August 2017 (for March 15 deadline)
  • November 2017 (for June 15 deadline)
  • February 2018 (for September 15 deadline)
  • August 2017 (for March 15 deadline)
  • November 2017 (for June 15 deadline)
  • February 2018 (for September 15 deadline)
  • August 2017 (for March 15 deadline)
  • November 2017 (for June 15 deadline)
  • February 2018 (for September 15 deadline)
  • June 30 (for April 1 deadline)
  • December 31 (for October 1 deadline)
Project Completion and Financial Reporting Timeframe 18 months from date of cheque 30 months from receipt of payment 30 months from receipt of payment 18 months from date of the grant agreement
Application Package CIP Guidelines

Project-Based Application Form
CIP Guidelines

Operating Application Form
CIP Guidelines

International Development Application Form
Major Cultural & Sport Events Guidelines

Stream Priorities Local community projects Ongoing programs and services Humanitarian projects in developing countries Sanctioned national and international events
Grant Agreement Embedded in application Embedded in application Embedded in application Formal grant agreement upon approval

Eligibility

Organizations and community non-profit organizations that are registered (and in good standing) under one of the Acts as outlined in the applicable grant program guidelines.

Eligible projects vary between funding streams and are outlined in each funding stream’s guidelines.

Last reviewed/revised: December 13, 2017
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