The Sport Participation Support Program purpose is to provide financial assistance to nonprofit organizations towards the development and operation of projects/programs that:

Increase sport opportunities for athletes, coaches, officials and volunteer leaders from under-represented and/or marginalized populations. This would include groups such as girls and women, Indigenous populations, children and youth from economically disadvantaged families, persons with a disability, new Canadians, and youth at risk;


Support projects strengthening physical literacy in children and youth participation that are compatible with the first three stages of the long-term development framework.


  • Matching funds are not required, however organizations must demonstrate a component of self-generated revenues, or other financial support in the grant application to demonstrate project sustainability;
  • Projects may span more than one year but must be completed by March 31, 2022.
  • Grant amounts will range from $15,000 – $40,000 per year for the duration of the program.

Eligible Organizations

A registered organization in Alberta (and in good standing) under one of these Acts:

  • Provincial Legislation (Alberta)
    • Societies Act of Alberta
    • Part 21 of the Business Corporations Act – Extra-Provincial Corporations*
    • Companies Act, Part 9 (Nonprofit Companies)
    • Special Act of the Alberta Legislature.
  • Federal Legislation
    • Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, and must be registered in Alberta under the Business Corporations Act
    • Income Tax Act of Canada and operating in the Province of Alberta as a Charity
  • Foundations established and regulated under the province’s Regional Health Authorities Act;
  • Universities, colleges and institutes as defined under Alberta’s Post-secondary Learning Act;
  • First Nations and Metis Settlements

How to Apply

Please read the complete Sport Participation Support Program Guidelines.


Julie Hurd

Sport Consultant
Suite 500, 10055 106 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 1G3
Phone: 780-427-5132
Email: julie.hurd@gov.ab.ca