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Enhanced Capacity Advancement Program (ECAP) | Alberta Culture and Tourism

Value

Core funding: up to $75,000 (annually); Enhanced Capacity Building funding: up to $150,000 (annually)

Description

The Enhanced Capacity Advancement Program (ECAP) helps to advance and strengthen the non-profit/voluntary sector, by providing multi-year operational funding for up to 3 years to Alberta-based non-profit organizations that have a primary mandate and proven ability to:

  • build the capacity of other non-profit organizations in Alberta
  • strengthen and advance the capacity of Alberta’s non-profit/voluntary sector as a whole

Eligible Applicants

Organizations must have:

  • a primary mandate and proven ability to:
    • build the capacity of other non-profit organizations in Alberta
    • strengthen and advance the capacity of Alberta’s non-profit/voluntary sector as a whole
  • the ability to demonstrate:
    • proven ability to deliver on its mandate
    • sufficient community support for its mandate, which includes ongoing financial support from a range of sources
    • broad accessibility and use of programs and services
  • registration as a non-profit organization, in good standing, under one of the following acts:
    • Societies Act
    • Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act with a registration in Alberta under the Business Corporations Act
    • Companies Act, Part 9 (Non-profit Companies)
    • Special Act of the Alberta Legislature
    • Part 21 of the Business Corporations Act – Extra-Provincial Corporations*
      *must have an Alberta-based address that is regularly monitored by an active member of the organization
  • a history of operating in Alberta for at least one year

Eligible Expenses

The ECAP provides ongoing operational funding for the following eligible expenses:

  • human resources
  • training
  • sector services
  • office operations
  • advertising, public awareness and marketing
  • communications
  • travel and meetings
  • small capital purchases (for example, office equipment and furnishings)
  • community engagements
  • workshops and conferences
  • sector research
  • evaluation
  • advocacy
  • costs related to participation in the ECAP
  • other ongoing operating pressures as identified by the applicant

Deadline Date

  The 2022-23 application period is now closed. The next multi-year funding cycle intake is anticipated for fall 2025. The updated guidelines, application form and submission instructions will be provided at the beginning of the application period.

Contact

Contact Name: Enhanced Capacity Advancement Program

E-mail Address: ecap@gov.ab.ca

Website: https://www.alberta.ca/enhanced-capacity-advancement-program.aspx

Industry: Non-Profit, Location: Alberta ,
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