Other Initiatives Program

The Other Initiatives Program (OIP) provides financial assistance for:

  • Community-based projects that fall outside the scope of other Community Grants funding streams including one time projects, international disaster relief and, projects that are emergency or urgent in nature.

OIP is not a replacement or extension of other grant programs. Applicants must contact program staff prior to submitting an application to OIP.

OIP Frequently Asked Questions


Organizations and community non-profit organizations that are registered (and in good standing) under one of the Acts as outlined in the OIP Guidelines are eligible.


There is no predetermined OIP application deadline date. Funding notification will vary depending on the receipt and review of the grant application request.


If successful, applicants are required to enter into a formal agreement with the Minister of Alberta Culture and Tourism. Specific terms and conditions of grants are provided once approved.

OIP Documents

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OIP email address


Other Initiatives Program Contact

Main line: 780-422-9598
Toll-free (AB): 310-0000

Last reviewed/revised: November 30, 2017
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