The Hockey Alberta Foundation raises funds to foster and support the access to youth hockey in Alberta. Working in collaboration with partners, the foundation is able to offer support to Hockey Alberta Members and community organizations who work to inspire every kid in every community’s passion for hockey. Everyone should have the opportunity to experience Canada’s game and the Hockey Alberta Foundation is proud to offer two grant opportunities:
There are two types of grants available:
Player Assistance Grant
Financial support to current or new players looking to play the game of hockey who may not otherwise have the opportunity to do so because of financial hardship. The purpose of the grant program is to retain and increase the number of young hockey players in Alberta.
Funds to create a new program or support an existing program focused on recruiting new players to the game regardless of age, skill or environmental factors. Program grants are awarded to a maximum of $5,000 per year per group. Possible examples include: floor hockey club (renting space or equipment), try hockey program (renting ice or purchasing equipment), pond hockey program and events.
The Hockey Alberta Member Grant Program supported by the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation supports hockey programming in northern Alberta (Red Deer - north). It is through this donation that allows Hockey Alberta to support grassroots minor hockey initiatives and ensures every kid in every community has a chance to participate in a hockey program. Priority for funding would be given to those in need for leadership development, introduction to hockey, female, para, Indigenous hockey programming and any inclusion and diversity initiatives.