Government of Alberta

Government of Alberta

The Government of Alberta is accepting applications for its Faith-based and Cultural Facility Relaunch Grant to support faith-based and cultural organizations that:

·       have a mandate which includes a religious, spiritual and ceremonial component;

  • operate facilities which are used for cultural, religious, spiritual and ceremonial gatherings.

One-time reimbursement funding will help offset additional costs incurred by these organizations to meet the appropriate public health directives for Albertans during the COVID-19 crisis.

The program will enable organizations to:

  • ensure these public spaces are available to the community;
  • ensure the safety of participants in the organization’s activities;
  • meet the appropriate public health directives.

Funding Information

  • Qualifying faith-based and cultural organizations are eligible for this one-time reimbursement funding of up to $5,000 to help cover a portion of their restart costs.

Eligible Organizations

The funding is for faith-based and cultural organizations that operate indoor facilities supporting frequent (once a week or more) community gatherings.

To be eligible, organizations must be registered (and in good standing) under one of these acts:

  • provincial legislation:
    • Religious Societies’ Land Act, Part 2*;
    • Part 21 of the Business Corporation Act – Extra-Provincial Corporations;
    • Companies Act, Part 9 (non-profit companies);
    • Societies Act of Alberta;
    • Special Act of the Alberta Legislature.
  • federal legislation:
    • Special Act of the Parliament of Canada;
    • registered charities under the Income Tax Act (and operating in the province of Alberta).
  • First Nations and Metis Settlements

*An organization incorporated under the Religious Societies Land Act (Part 2), Part 2 denotes registration with Alberta Corporate Registries as an incorporated society.

Post Date - 17-Nov-2020

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