Athletics Alberta Grants
  • Alberta Athlete Development Program (AADP)
    Through direct support and assistance by the Alberta Sport Connection, Athletics Alberta is able to assist Alberta’s top athletes with their future individual training and competition expenses by awarding funding based on individual accomplishments at the Provincial and National levels as well as those performances measured against Athletics Alberta standards.

The philosophy of the program is to fund the top athletes in the province. AADP is a stepping-stone to National Carding. It is hoped that athletes receiving this funding will participate in Athletics Alberta events, such as provincial championships and take part in Athletics Alberta programs, such as Canada Summer Games.

AADP Policy – 2020

AADP 2020 Standards

AADP Application 2020

AADP Allocation 2019

  • National Championships Funding
    Through the financial assistance and support of the Alberta Sport Connection, Athletics Alberta is able to annually fund various levels of athletes to various Canadian competitions. Athletics Alberta has always maintained the need to have representation at the various championships. The policy will not apply to events in which Athletics Alberta specifically selects a team prior to the event and the team competes representing “Athletics Alberta”.This policy will outline how travel funds to athletes will be determined, and distributed, within the budget category, and the appropriate club category.

National Funding Policy
Funding Allocation 2019

Alberta Sport Connection

Alberta Sport Connection administers the Donation Fund, which can provide tax-deductible receipts for unconditional contributions to amateur sport or recreation in Alberta. ASC reviews contributions to the donation fund on a quarterly basis and determines distribution of funds to the programs and clients. The appropriate provincial association then receives the funds and must account for expenditures of the amount received. The ASC provides this service without charging any administration fees. The full amount of each donation goes directly to the support of sport and recreation.

  • Donation Fund
    The Alberta Sport Connection Donation Fund Program assists athletes and not-for-profit sport and recreation organizations in obtaining financial support. Donations are only eligible for tax-deductible receipts if the donor or related party does not directly or indirectly benefit from the donation in any way other than the tax benefit. We review contributions to the donation fund on a monthly basis. The appropriate provincial association then receives the funds and must account for expenditures of the amount received. We provide this service without charging any administration fees, which means that the full amount of each donation goes directly to supporting sport and recreation.
  • Podium Alberta
    Alberta High Performance Athlete Assistance Program for eligible athletes which are nominated and accepted for carding status under Sport Canada’s Athlete Assistance Program
  • Event Support Grants
    The Event Support Program focuses on sport program development. The program provides financial support to communities and associations to assist them in hosting major sport events, and as a result, promotes economic growth throughout the province.
  • Grants For Coaches and Officials
    Coaches and officials play key roles in sports. That’s why the Alberta Sport Connection offers grants for coaches and officials. These grants advance coaching and officiating development in Alberta, and support the Alberta Sport Plan and the Canadian Sport Policy.
Alberta Culture & Community Spirit
  • Community Initiatives Program (CIP)
    The Community Initiatives Program will support project-based initiatives in areas such as community services, seniors’ services, libraries, arts and culture, sports, education, health and recreation. CIP funding is approved on a matching grant basis. The matching requirement may be met in the form of any contribution of money, volunteer labour, services, or donated materials or equipment for the project. If a group can demonstrate significant difficulty in raising matching funds, funding will be considered on a non-matching basis.
City of Edmonton
  • Hosting Grant
    City of Edmonton Community Investment Operating Grant program provides operating assistance to Edmonton’s non-profit organizations whose activities result in benefits to the citizens of Edmonton.
  • Sports Travel Grant
    Sport travel grants assist Edmonton residents with the cost of travel to western Canadian, national or international sports championships in which they compete.
  • Recreation and Multicultural Travel Grant
    Recreation or multicultural travel grants assist Edmonton residents with the cost of travel to an invitational national or international recreational or multicultural event.
City of Calgary
  • Amateur Sport Grant
    The Amateur Sport Grant program enhances amateur sports throughout the Calgary area. The program supports capital projects that provide significant benefit to the continuation and enrichment of amateur sport. Grants can be used for new amateur sport facilities, expanding or developing existing facilities or purchasing equipment to be used for the support of amateur sports in Calgary.
Rural Alberta's Development Fund
  • Rural Alberta’s Development Fund
    Rural Alberta’s Development Fund is a not-for-profit company incorporated in 2006 under Part-9 of the Companies Act (Alberta). It was created to fulfill a commitment by the Government of Alberta to support communities, regional alliances, government departments and not-for-profit organizations in kick starting community-building projects that would contribute to the growth and prosperity of rural Alberta.
Canadian Athletes Fund Now
  • CanFund – Canadian Athletes Now
    The Fund has been set up to help Canada’s athletes ready for international summer and winter Games. Monies donated to the Fund are put directly into the hands of Canadian elite athletes to support their training, coaching, nutrition and living expenses in preparation for international competition. The mission is to underwrite the expenses of as many Canadian athletes as possible, as support is needed years before the medals can be obtained.