Other Initiatives Program

The Other Initiatives Program provides support to worthy Alberta projects which cannot be funded under the criteria or existing funding levels of other Alberta Lottery Fund grant programs. Through this program, support may also be provided to national and international projects, such as disaster relief initiatives.

Requests for funding may be submitted to the Minister of Alberta Culture or to the Lottery Funding Programs office.

Community Liaison Officers can provide assistance in completing your funding request, please contact:

Edmonton and Capital Region: 780-422-9574, Kristine.Telenko@gov.ab.ca
Rural Alberta: Toll free 1-800-642-3855
Calgary/Banff Area: 1-800-642-3855

Eligibility, Assessment, Approval and Reporting

  • The eligibility of the applicant and the project, and the amount of each grant is determined on a case by case basis.
  • Funding decisions are made by the Minister of Culture.
  • Successful applicants are required to enter into a formal agreement with the Minister which sets out the terms and conditions of the grant funding.
  • Each grant recipient must provide a full accounting for the funds received and meet any other accountability reporting requirements as specified in the formal agreement.

Grant recipients:

A searchable database of all Other Initiatives Program grant recipients is available on the Alberta Lottery Fund website www.albertalotteryfund.ca

For further Information contact:

Lottery Funding Programs
Alberta Culture
Suite 212, Cardinal Building
17205 – 106A Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5S 1M7

Tel: 1-800-642-3855
Fax: (780) 422-8739

Alberta Lottery FundThe Other Initiatives Program is funded by the Alberta Lottery Fund. More information on lottery-funded programs is available at www.albertalotteryfund.ca

Last reviewed/revised: December 4, 2013