Funding for Major Sport Events

For large scale national championships, Olympic/Paralympic qualifiers, world cups, world championships and other major sport events, the Alberta Sport Connection works with its Ministry partners in Culture and Tourism to offer the Major Cultural and Sport Events (MCSE) funding program.

Funding through the MCSE program is to a maximum of $250,000, however an ask for grant funding from the Government of Alberta may exceed that amount. Alberta Sport Connection, along with Community Grants and the Tourism Division will work to jointly fund these major events. Should you receive funding through multiple Culture and Tourism programs, agencies, or divisions, you will only be asked to provide one application, sign one agreement, receive one cheque, and provide one final report.

Consultation with Sport Canada’s International Single Sport Events Program (ISSE) is included to ensure all funding partners are aligned in their approach.

hosting a major event?

If you are hosting a major event, or are looking to start the process for bidding for a major event, you are encouraged to contact the Alberta Sport Connection for consultation on how best to apply for funding:

Summer Sport

Michelle Deering
Consultant, High Performance Sport
Alberta Sport Connection
Suite 500
10055  106 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 1G3
Phone: 780-422-0779
Email: michelle.deering@albertasport.ca

Winter Sport

Steven Patrick
Consultant, High Performance Sport
Alberta Sport Connection
Suite 500
10055  106 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 1G3
Phone: 780-644-4897
Email: steven.patrick@albertasport.ca