RED DEER – Grant applications for the 2023 Hockey Alberta Member Grant - supported by the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation - are now being accepted.
The grant provides for new and exciting youth hockey programming opportunities in northern Alberta.
Priority for funding will be given to those in need for leadership development; introduction to hockey, female, para and Indigenous hockey programming; and inclusion and diversity initiatives.
The Member Grant is available to Hockey Alberta member organziations that are non-profit organizations located in the Red Deer area and north. It is awarded to a maximum of $20,000 per member organization.
To apply for Member Grant funding, complete the fillable form available on hockeyalbertafoundation.ca. There will be one application intake this season, with the application deadline September 30.
Every Kid Every Community grant applications are also available for Community Grants and Player Assistance.
The Community Grant funds new programs or supports existing programs focused on recruiting new players to the game regardless of age, skill or environmental factors. The Player Assistance Grant offers financial support to current or new players looking to play the game of hockey.
Funding through Every Kid Every Community is available to assist amateur sports organizations, minor hockey organizations, youth groups, recreation groups, or any community group with an idea, project or program that helps establish an event or program to get local children active in hockey.
The Community Grant is awarded to a maximum of $5,000, while the Player Assistance Grant is awarded to a maximum of $3,000 per association.
For families looking for player assistance, there are several options available including:
- Hockey Canada Assist Fund
- Canadian Tire Jumpstart
The Hockey Canada Assist Fund provides up to $500 per player in registration fee subsidies to approved applicants who are registered with a Hockey Canada sanctioned association.
KidSport provides financial assistance for organized sports registration fees and equipment to kids aged 18 and under. There are three programs available to hockey players in Alberta:
Canadian Tire’s Jumpstart provides up to $300 per activity per child.