Project Accelerator Grant

Deadline: June 5, 2020, 4:00 PM

Project Accelerator grants are designed to support individuals and organizations undertaking small scale heritage projects that tell Edmonton stories in unique or innovative ways.

NEW FOR JUNE 5, 2020

EHC is prioritizing projects that align with one of the following categories:

Project Accelerator Digital Heritage Experiences Grant (maximum grant of $10,000) — to provide assistance to individuals or organizations to support new initiatives that share Edmonton’s stories through virtual media. Projects may include (but are not limited to) new web resources, podcasts, video content, e-books, app development, or virtual community gatherings.

Project Accelerator Individual Seed Grant (maximum grant of $5,000) — to provide assistance to individual heritage practitioners to complete preliminary planning or research towards a larger heritage project.

All projects must be achievable within guidelines and restrictions in place at the time of application to protect from the threat of COVID-19.

As you can see in this link, we have made some changes to the grant stream in response to the COVID-19 public health crisis.

With support from the Edmonton Community Foundation (ECF)’s Rapid Response Fund, the Heritage Community Investment Program (HCIP) will be disbursing an additional $15,000 through the Project Accelerator Grant at the June intake. 

This funding will be allocated explicitly towards individuals from equity-seeking communities and/or organizations led by people from equity-seeking communities. Read more, including EHC’s new equity policy, which will inform eligibility for this additional funding.


To apply, please download these three forms:

Who Is Eligible?

To be eligible, the applicant must be an individual, registered non-profit society, or collective of individuals whose residence or location of work is in the Edmonton metropolitan region. If applying as an individual, the applicant must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident over the age of 18. Applicants cannot have already been awarded an HCIP Project Accelerator Grant during the current calendar year and the applicant and identified project partners must not have any overdue final reports from previous HCIP grants.

HCIP excludes educational institutions and government owned and/or operated facilities. Individuals employed by these institutions are also ineligible, unless they can demonstrate that the project is outside of their professional role within the organization and will be of value in the broader heritage sector.

Final reporting

All grant recipients are required to submit a Final Report to the EHC to share the outcomes of grant funding. Final Reports are due 90 days after project completion or by the date listed in the Letter of Agreement signed by the EHC and the successful applicant organization (whichever comes first). Submit your Final Report using the downloadable forms below.