ATB - Sponsorship support for festivals and events including sports and wellness events.
ATCO - Canopy or portable barbecues available to borrow. Grants available to not-for-profit community service organizations, associations or societies and operate in and benefit an ATCO Gas community. Sports and recreation is a considered area of support.
Blue Cross - The Healthy Communities Grant Program is suspended for 2020 and is scheduled to be back and open to applications in June 2021.
Calgary Flames Foundation strives to improve the lives of southern Albertans through the support of health and wellness, education and grassroots sports programming.
Canada Post Community Foundation - provide grants to Canadian schools, charities and organizations in an effort to make a difference in the lives of children in our communities. Eligible projects include those that support the health and physical activity of children from vulnerable communities or with disabilities or illnesses. The application period opens each March.
Canadian Tire Jumpstart Community Development Grants - helps develop or sustain sport and recreational programming. The grant can help offset the costs of registration, equipment and transportation.
NOTE: This grant requires sport organizations to partner with a Canada Revenue Agency qualified donee organization (with national charitable status)
CIBC Donations and Sponsorship Funding for non-profit organizations projects and programs that address community need and provide direct impact to the community served, and projects and programs that directly support children in need under the age of 14. Projects must also be aligned to cancer, persons with disabilities, financial literacy, or Indigenous communities.
Gender Equity on Sport - CPRA will support community-level interventions through programs, events, practices and/or policy changes that aim to increase participation and/or retention of girls and women in recreational sport across Canada.
Makadiff Sports is a privately funded provincial not-for-profit organization that provides financial support to the local grassroots community sport sector.
The Parasport Jumpstart Fund for all community and sport organizations with existing or developing Para sport programming for children with disabilities.
The Paralympic Sport Development Fund will support initiatives and programs that contribute to athlete and coach development for those on a Paralympic pathway. It is designed to support developing athletes and enhance programs at entry level competition stages (Learn to Train) and provincial levels (Train to Train and Train to Compete).
ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge is an annual event that takes place each June that gets Canadians across the country moving together. Organizations can apply for grants and event toolkits to help put on great physical activity events during the challenge. Grant applications are generally accepted during January and February.
Servus Credit Union - Community investment includes Free Community Events that are open to the public free of charge, and Community Access – Servus partners with local non-profit organizations to offer free or reduced admission fees for people to enjoy community and cultural activities or attractions. Due to COVID-19, their application criteria has changed.
Co-Op Community Spaces has been developed to help protect, beautify and improve spaces across Western Canada. Projects can apply for between $25,000 and $150,000 in capital funding in three categories including RECREATION (must be available and accessible for community use).
Field of Dreams - program provides funding to design, refurbish and build safe spaces for children and youth to play baseball, develop life skills and learn from positive role models.
Wage Subsidy and Training Grants
Canada Alberta Job Grant - Eligible employers can get government funding to help employees access training opportunities.
Canada Summer Jobs - Canada Summer Jobs is an initiative that aims to provide flexible and holistic services to help all young Canadians develop skills and gain paid work experience.
The Magnet Student Work Placement Program - Employers hiring students can receive up to $7,500 in wage subsidies.
Venture for Canada - gives keen Canadian students and recent graduates immersive entrepreneurship training and real-world job experience at innovative startups, non-profits, and small businesses.
Sport Hosting Grants
See heading ‘City of Lethbridge Grants’ for local sport event hosting grants.
Province of Alberta CIP Major Cultural and Sport Events Grant - Annual application deadlines are April 1 and October 1. Projects must be completed within 18 months from the date of the grant agreement. Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19, the Major Cultural and Sport Events applications are paused.
Sport Canada Hosting Program - assists sport organizations to host the Canada Games and international events in Canada.
Destination Organization MICE and Sporting Events - Investment will support organizations to attract, and plan for future MICE, and support major sport events that are sanctioned by national sport organizations or international federations. Application intake dates are April 1-30 and September 1-30. Nonprofits must work with their DMO to access investment. The Lethbridge DMO is Tourism Lethbridge.
The True Sport Foundation Calls for Applications to the Lyle Makosky Values and Ethics in Sport Fund - calls for applications annually in January. The fund assists the study of values and ethical challenges affecting non-professional Canadian sport to support personal experience-based, exploratory, foundational, applied and evaluative research.