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Healthy Communities Grant Program

About the Healthy Communities Grant Program

As an Alberta-based and community-minded organization, Alberta Blue Cross is passionate about making a genuine difference in communities across the province. We launched the Healthy Communities Grant Program to support and promote active living in communities across Alberta.

Funding for this program comes from the ABC Benefits Corporation Foundation, which was established by Alberta Blue Cross in 1998 in conjunction with our 50th anniversary.

Infrastructure grants are awarded each year to support active living

Project examples that support active living could include

  • construction or replacement of children’s playgrounds,
  • outdoor adult gyms,
  • cycling paths, or
  • recreational facility improvements.
Healthy community

Who can apply?

Community leagues, school councils, municipalities or other non-profit community groups or organizations with new projects in need of funding are eligible to apply.

Organizations must provide services without regard to race, religion, creed, gender or sexual orientation.

Priority will be given to projects that reflect our Healthy Communities mandate of promoting active living and wellness at a grassroots community level, with a particular emphasis on children.

Programs must be publicly accessible and free of membership charge.

The following types of organizations are not eligible for funding:

  • religious or sectarian organizations,
  • political organizations,
  • competitive sports teams or private clubs, and
  • contract fundraisers or lobbyists.

Applications open annually on June 1 with an application deadline of August 31.

Apply for funding

To ensure province-wide representation, grants will be split annually with one for Edmonton, one for Calgary and one for rural communities with a focus on ensuring grants are equitably distributed on a regional basis over the life of the program.

We’ll be accepting applications for the 2019 Healthy Communities Grant Program in June 2019. The form to apply will also be available at this time. Click here to see previous grant recipients.