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Community Initiatives Program (CIP) – Major Cultural and Sport Events Grant




The Community Initiatives Program (CIP), Major Cultural and Sport Events (MCSE) funding stream is intended to streamline processes and maximize limited funding for organizations applying through multiple sources within Alberta Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women. These sources include Alberta Sport Connection, Tourism, and Alberta Foundation for the Arts.

You must contact program staff prior to submitting an application to MCSE.

Eligible Applicants

The following organizations and community non-profit organizations can apply for this program:

  • organizations registered (and in good standing) under one of these Acts:
    • Provincial Legislation
      • Agricultural Societies Act
      • Part 21 of the Business Corporations Act
      • Companies Act, Part 9 (Nonprofit Companies)
      • Societies Act of Alberta
      • Special Act of the Alberta Legislature
    • Federal Legislation
      • Special Act of the Parliament of Canada
      • Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, and must be registered in Alberta under the Business Corporations Act
      • Income Tax Act (of Canada and operating in the Province of Alberta (Charities))
  • First Nations and Métis Settlements
  • foundations established and regulated under the province’s Regional Health Authorities Act
  • universities, colleges and institutes as defined under Alberta’s Post-secondary Learning Act

Eligible Expenses

Funding is available to help organizations plan and host a single cultural or sport event that is either national or international in its scope and is open to the public.

Deadline Date

  Annual application deadlines: April 1; October 1


Contact Name: Major Cultural and Sport Events

Phone Number: 780-422-9598

E-mail Address:


Industry: Arts and Culture, Non-Profit, Location: Alberta ,
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