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Games Legacy Grant

Games Legacy Grant Applications

The 2018 Call for Applications for the Games Legacy Grant is now closed. Thank you to all who applied!

2018 Guidelines

Games Legacy Grant Guidelines

Program Description

As a result of hosting the 1985 Alberta Summer Games, 1992 Alberta Winter Games, 2003 Alberta Senior Games and 2004 Arctic Winter Games, a Games Legacy grant was created with surplus monies from these events.

The Games Legacy Grant Program is used to encourage participation in amateur sport and cultural activities by providing financial assistance to athletes and performers competing or training at a provincial, national or international level.

Program Objectives

The objective of the Games Legacy grant is to:

  • Promote and encourage development and growth in activities related to amateur sport and cultural activities for youth and adults within the priority framework.
  • Promote and develop future local talent within the community.
  • Offer financial assistance to talented residents to achieve their maximum potential.

Application Process

Applicants may apply for competitions or training that have happened or are happening between October 1, 2017 and September 30, 2018.

Applicants shall only submit one application. Individual applicants may apply for grant funding up to a maximum of $2,000 and team/group applicants may apply for up to a maximum of $3,000. Applications must be submitted on the appropriate form on the Municipal website and include two reference letters.

Upon receipt, applications are reviewed to ensure that they meet grant requirements (e.g., event/ activity applied for occurred/will occur during the timeline above).

Recommendations are presented to Council for approval. Once applications are approved, recipients are notified about the grant amount and the agreement process.

Eligibility Guidelines for Assessment and Approval for Funds

Within the priority framework, to qualify an applicant must be:

  • A resident of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo for a minimum of one year.
  • A student living outside the region with parents residing in the region for a minimum of five years. The student must consider the region his/her principal residence.

Key Dates and Timelines

  • Call for applications – April 9, 2018
  • Application deadline – May 11, 2018
  • Recommendations to Council for Approval – June 12, 2018
  • Grant distribution – by July 31, 2018


Community Investment Program
Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
9909 Franklin Ave.
Fort McMurray, AB T9H 2K4