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The new Civil Society Fund (CSF) provides $20 million over 3 years to expand civil society’s capacity to address social problems for Albertans. Organizations can apply for a one-time grant to support an effective and sustainable recovery of the civil society sector.

Funding for 2020-21 is being provided to 21 civil society organizations across the province. Successful grant recipients are providing services to support civil society’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Information on the next application intake will be posted on their website once available. 

Proposals must demonstrate how the project can support transformational change for their organization or the broader civil society sector. Transformational change involves significantly expanding the capacity of civil society to address pressing social issues. Civil society includes non-profit and voluntary organizations, registered charities, informal groups or movements pursuing shared interests or values and private-sector organizations and individuals pursuing social good. 

Organizations applying for funding must demonstrate that their proposed project aligns with at least one of the following priority areas:

  • system infrastructure
  • civil society research and data
  • organizational transformation
  • financial sustainability and resilience