Civil society includes non-profit and voluntary organizations, registered charities, informal groups or movements pursuing shared interests or values, and private-sector organizations and individuals pursuing social good.
Civil society plays a critical role in the well-being of Albertans and contributes significantly to Alberta’s economy. The intent of the CSF is to support transformational change and improve how civil society organizations function and work together to address pressing social challenges.
CSF funding is one-time only. Funding will not be provided to support the ongoing delivery of social programs and services, or routine operational requirements of organizations.
CSF funding is also time limited. Successful applicants will have 24 months from the date of the grant agreement to complete their grant activities.
For round 2 of the CSF, proposals must demonstrate how CSF funding will help achieve social recovery and inclusive economic participation by building civil society’s capacity to address social challenges impacting Albertans.
The CSF’s core objectives and funding priorities remain unchanged.
Proposals must demonstrate how the project will support the fund’s objectives of enabling transformational change in civil society, and significantly increasing the capacity of civil society to address social issues.
Organizations applying for funding must also demonstrate that their proposed project aligns with at least one of the following priority areas:
- system infrastructure
- civil society research and data
- organizational transformation
- financial sustainability and resilience