Types of Grants

Stepping Stones Grants

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Stepping Stones help people bring small acts of community to life. These small grants (ranging from $100 – $600) encourage active citizenship by providing residents with funds to implement creative projects that benefit their local community. This program is offered in partnership with First Calgary Financial.




Stepping Stones supports projects that:
  • Encourage people to become more involved in their local neighbourhoods and communities
  • Build on participants’ interests, concerns and talents
  • Welcome and involve a diversity of people and groups
  • Demonstrate and develop local leadership
  • Create new opportunities
  • Take place in the city of Calgary or in Okotoks
  • Help people feel that they belong, that they can make a difference


Grant Request Process at a Glance

By 11:59 PM on the first of every month.

Julie Black, Citizen Engagement Associate | 403-802-7720

Use the Application Form template below. Fill it in and save it, then email it to us at the address provided on the form. Or print it and get it to us by fax or ground mail. Must arrive by midnight of the first day of the month to be considered that month.

We will contact you if we have any questions

We will let you know if your project is being awarded support from Stepping Stones.


Stepping Stones Guidelines

Stepping Stones Application Form

Stepping Stones Project Self-Assessment

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