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EcoCity Edmonton: Community Sustainability Grants

28 Mar 2016 (All day)

The City of Edmonton and Alberta Ecotrust are partnering to deliver environmental grants to help support energy literate citizens with energy conserving lifestyles and a strong shift to active and public transportation.

We believe that protecting and improving the environment within Edmonton’s borders is a shared responsibility. Through EcoCity Edmonton, citizens can learn about Edmonton’s environmental vision, find inspiration to take action in their community, and apply for a grant to help get ideas off the ground.

Grant Streams

EcoCity Edmonton offers three grant streams: Energy Transition Acceleration Grants, Community Engagement Grants, and Community Mobilization Grants. Projects that specifically address the issues of climate change and sustainable energy systems are given preference to other proposals.

  • Energy Transition Acceleration Grants support projects that result in substantial environmental benefits related to climate change and transitioning to a low carbon economy. Projects should demonstrate greenhouse gas reductions. Maximum grant amount is $50,000.
  • Community Mobilization Grants support community-based projects which have the potential to mobilize large amounts of citizens through positive environmental action. Maximum grant amount is $20,000.
  • Community Engagement Grants support community-based projects that typically focus on local opportunities for change through stewardship and education. Maximum grant amount is $7,500.

Issue Priorities

  • Climate Change & Energy: Projects that focus on energy literacy, clean energy generation, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, active transportation, or promoting sustainable and low carbon lifestyles.
  • Nature & Land Use: Projects that focus on the restoration of natural areas, enhancement of ecological function, connecting citizens with nature, or sustainable urban food systems.
  • Water: Projects that focus on improvement of the water quality and riparian areas in the North Saskatchewan River and other rivers and streams within city boundaries.
  • Air: Projects that focus on the atmosphere and improvement of Edmonton's air quality.

Timeline for Applications


  • Application Portal Open: March 1, 2016
  • Application Deadline: March 28, 2016
  • Decision-Making: Mid-April, 2016

Posted March 3, 2016 by AEN

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