Social services funding grants

Grant NameSourceAmountFocus AreaApplication DeadlineApplication Website
Emergency COVID Fund for Registered Charities Airdrie Foundation TBD

Front line services

COVID Relief

To disburse to Registered Charities before July 31. Click here
Community Initiatives Program (CIP) Operating Grant Ministry of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women Government of Alberta Maximum operating expenses: $75,000 Front line services COVID Relief Food security Shelter Safety June 15, 2020 Click here
Temporary Wage Subsidy Canada Revenue Agency Up to $1,375 for each eligible employee to a maximum of $25,000 total per employer Employer Support Ongoing Click here
Breakfast Club of Canada COVID-19 Special Grant Breakfast Club of Canada TBD COVID Relief Food Security Ongoing Click here
Emergency Community Support Fund Employment and Social Development Canada TBD Front Line Services
COVID Relief
Ongoing Click here

Updated as of June 4, 2020


Emergency funding for charities and not-for-profit organizations

Effective April 21, 2020, the Government of Alberta will be temporarily suspending applications for the $30 million in emergency social services funding to charities, not-for-profits and civil society organizations to support their COVID-19 response. Government has received over 600 applications. Current applications are being reviewed, and approvals for urgent requests will occur before reopening intake of applications.

Link to Emergency funding from Alberta government as part of the COVID-19 response

The Alberta Government is providing funding to municipalities, charitable and non-profit organizations to provide help to individuals, seniors, families and other vulnerable Albertans who are isolated or impacted by measures to contain COVID- 19.

The City of Airdrie is accepting funding applications for initial assessment and will then submit them to the Family and Community Support Services Association of Alberta (FCSSAA).

Applicants (charitable and non-profit organizations) are those who support a range of services needed such as:

  • at-home help for seniors,
  • crisis and helplines,
  • coordination of food security issues,
  • emotional and mental health counselling; or
  • coordination of any other identified community gaps or issues.

Applicants ideally should provide services to the Airdrie community. Full details are outlined in the Social Services Support for COVID-19 Funding Criteria

If your organization meets the above criteria, please download and complete the COVID-19 Funding Request Form and email it to If you prefer to use a word document, please email us directly requesting the Funding Request Form as a word document. 

Please do not send funding request forms to the Family and Community Support Services Association of Alberta (FCSSAA). The FCSSAA will be your point of contact if you receive approval. The approval process is determined by the Provincial FCSS office and not locally.

All projects must adhere to government recommended procedures and standards pertaining to COVID-19.

Funding request forms are currently being accepted and we ask those interested to submit the COVID-19 Funding Request Form as soon as possible. 

If you have any questions, please contact



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