Civil Society Fund

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Civil Society Fund

Civil society plays a critical role in the well-being of Albertans and contributes significantly to Alberta’s economy. The $20-million Civil Society Fund will help leverage the existing strengths of civil society organizations to better address social problems and improve supports.

Organizations can apply for a one-time grant to support an effective and sustainable recovery of the civil society sector.

The fund will provide $20 million over three years, with $7 million budgeted for 2020/21 to support civil society’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Proposals must demonstrate how the project can support transformational change for their organization or the broader civil society sector. Transformational change involves significantly expanding the capacity of civil society to address pressing social issues.

Organizations applying for funding must demonstrate that their proposed project aligns with at least one of the following priority areas:

  • System infrastructure.
  • Civil society research and data.
  • Organizational transformation.
  • Financial sustainability and resilience.

Civil society organizations, such as charities, not-for-profits, and volunteer groups, as well as First Nations and Métis settlements, can submit funding proposals for projects that have a positive impact on the civil society sector. The intent of the fund is to help transform how civil society organizations function and build their capacity to work together to address social challenges.

The application package is due by 11:59 pm MST on January 20, 2021. More information on eligible projects and how to submit a funding application can be found at

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