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Games Legacy Grant

Games Legacy Grant 

Games Legacy Grant Guidelines

The application period for the 2020 Games Legacy Grant is now closed. Late applications will not be processed - Community Investment Program Policy FIN-220, Section 3.1.5

Thank you to everyone who applied! The applications will be reviewed, with Council grant approval tentatively scheduled for the end of November, 2019. More details will be provided in the upcoming weeks.  

Games Legacy guideline document

Program Description

As a result of hosting the 1985 Alberta Summer Games, 1992 and 2018 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 January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2020.

The Games Legacy Grant offers two different funding streams to individuals, groups, teams, and coaches/instructors within the geographic boundaries of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo:

1. Developmental Activities:

  • Individuals or Coaches may apply for a maximum of $1,500
  • Groups or Teams may apply for a maximum of $3,000

2. Travel and Accommodation

  • Individuals or Coaches may apply for a maximum of $1,500
  • Groups or Teams may apply for a maximum of $3,000

Applicants shall only submit one application. Applications must be submitted on the appropriate form available on the Municipal website.

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 registered non-profit organization or society that has operated in the geographic municipal boundaries for at least one year prior to applying
  • A team or group with all members residing within the geographic municipal boundaries 
  • In compliance with previous reporting requirements (if previously received a Games Legacy Grant) 

Key Dates and Timelines

  • Call for applications – August 12, 2019
  • Application deadline – September 23, 2019
  • Grant approval: Tentatively by end of November 2019 
  • Grant distribution – within 30 days of grant approval and/or of receipt of accountability report


Community Investment Program
Office of the Chief Financial Officer
Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
9909 Franklin Ave.
Fort McMurray, AB T9H 2K4


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