COVID-19: Support for community sports organizations
Applications for Q1 2021 funding are now open
- Contact your City of Calgary liaison if you require assistance completing the online application.
- Criteria in the Guidelines for COVID-19 Response Funding from the Community Sustainability Reserve will be used to evaluate funding requests.
- The deadline to apply for funding for Q1 expenses is May 17, 2021.
COVID-19 relief funding support
On May 11, 2020, City Council approved $6 million in relief funding directed toward community associations and social recreation groups with a Lease/License of Occupation (Council Policy - CSPS011) with The City of Calgary. The City of Calgary is continuing to take action to support our partners. These funds were approved to support groups to cover a portion of their non-negotiable operating costs for up to 12 months due to the impacts of facility closures brought on by COVID-19 health restrictions.
We are happy to announce that The City has been successful in securing an additional $5 million through the Provincial and Federal government’s Municipal Operating Support Transfer program. These additional funds will be used to extend the COVID-19 Relief Fund grant program into Q3 (July-September) of 2021.
Your organization’s ability to receive funding will be dependent on ongoing health restrictions and the impact those restrictions continue to have on your operations. The Guidelines for COVID-19 Response Funding from the Community Sustainability Reserve will continue to be used to evaluate funding requests.
The City is happy to continue supporting our community partners through the ongoing challenges brought forth by the COVID-19 pandemic. Should you have further questions about the COVID-19 Relief Fund please contact your City liaison.
Support for community sports organizations
Government of Alberta Supports for Businesses
Resources for small businesses during COVID-19. Find business and tax deferral information and links to other government programs.
Canadian Sport Institute Calgary
Providing links to COVID-19 resources for coaches and sport organizations educational, skill building and self-care resources.
Kidsport Calgary & Area
COVID-19 related resources, including information on helping kids cope without organized sport.
General list of resources for sports organizations, including resources and information on funding, grants and awards.
Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
Access to support measures for individuals and businesses affected by COVID-19.
Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA)
Program providing forgivable loans to eligible commercial property owners so they can reduce the rent owed by their impacted small business tenants.
Government of Alberta Recreation and physical activity
The Province has made available some grants to support eligible recreation and physical activity sector organizations.
Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses
Resources and information for businesses managing their workforce during this time. This includes a helpline.
The Insurance Bureau of Canada
A COVID-19 Q and A page outlining how coverage is triggered and how business interruption policies work.
ENMAX COVID-19 Relief Program for Customers and Communities
This program came into effect on March 18, 2020 and will run through June 18, 2020.
Grant funding available under the Grassroots Community Sport Innovation Challenge program, to support emergent community sport operation needs.