Project grants are designed to provide assistance—up to 75 percent of an applicant’s eligible expenses, to a maximum of $25,000—for non-profit organizations to undertake projects that preserve, research, document, interpret, celebrate, and raise awareness of the history and heritage of Edmonton. Projects may include a range of activities—including the commemoration of significant anniversaries—and are intended to result in diverse and innovative ways of presenting Edmonton’s stories for the benefit of all Edmontonians.
Projects internal to an organization are also eligible for funding. Heritage organizations with projects that focus on internal capacity building such as strategic/business planning and board/staff development are encouraged to apply.
Who is eligible?
To be eligible, organizations must have been registered as a non-profit society for at least one year, and their activities must generally take place within the corporate limits of the City of Edmonton. The project must have programming and interpretation outcomes specifically about Edmonton stories and have a demonstrated benefit to the residents of Edmonton. Applicants must have no outstanding final reports or unused previous grant funding.
Who is not eligible?
This program excludes applications from education institutions and government-owned and/or operated facilities. Provincial facilities such as the Royal Alberta Museum, and those owned and operated by the City of Edmonton, such as Fort Edmonton.
What is the deadline?
Project grants applications are accepted once annually. The 2020 deadlines for Project Grant applications are TBD.
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.