Apply for a Small Grant

The small grants program is intended to support small and/or emerging needs through an expedited process.


A non-profit is eligible to apply if it serves the greater Edmonton area. The non-profit must also have a charitable registration number from Canada Revenue Agency or be considered a qualified donee

Applying for a Small Grant

This opportunity is meant to support specific needs. Requests cannot exceed $10,000. Requests typically fall in the range between $2,000 and $7,000. Applicants must demonstrate the specific need and not necessarily request the maximum.

There is no deadline for the small grants application but the process can take up to 4 weeks.

This small grant opportunity is not designed to support:

  • Retroactive grants
  • Sponsorship opportunities
  • Annual funding drives/events
  • Grants for individuals

In general, organizations can receive one small grant per twelve month period. Exceptions may be made when the charity is working in partnership with a non-profit representing a marginalized community. This is in recognition that there are systemic barriers to funding for some communities.

This grant is intended to support emerging or smaller needs where timeliness is required. If your request is higher than $10,000, please Apply for a Community Grant.

Apply for a Small Grant

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