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Community Initiatives Program- Major Cultural and Sport Events grant (April 1)

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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. The maximum funding available is $250,000. However, additional funding may be requested. Successful recipients must enter into a formal grant agreement.

These sources include, but are not limited to:

  • Alberta Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation
  • Tourism and Recreation
  • Alberta Foundation for the Arts

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

MCSE grant stream will consider the following type of events:

  • Sport
  • focus is on national or international amateur sport events sanctioned by national sport organizations or international federations
  • non-sanctioned events can apply for grant support through the Community Initiatives Program Project-Based funding stream
  • this includes national and world championships and world cup events
  • examples include: World Cup Downhill Men’s Skiing, Scottie’s Tournament of Hearts Curling
  • Cultural
  • focus is on national or international cultural events that are recognized by the respective governing body
  • examples include: JUNO Awards, Canadian Country Music Awards

Only sanctioned events are eligible for this grant. Sanctioned events are those that have been awarded/approved by the legally recognized governing body that is responsible for administering the event. The sport must be part of a national or international major multi-sport games program in order to be eligible.

For more information, read the CIP Major Cultural and Sport Events Guidelines.

Annual application deadlines:

  • April 1, 2023
  • October 1, 2023

  • Funder

    Government of Alberta

  • Start Date

    Jan 15, 2023

  • End Date

    Oct 01, 2023


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