Funding Applications

As you may already know, United Way has been engaging community support for critical programs throughout Central Alberta for more than 50 years.  We believe that the best opportunity to change lives rests in three priority areas.

Education – Enabling Kids to Be All that They Can Be

Income – Moving People from Poverty to Possibility

Wellness – Promoting Healthy People, Strong Communities

Our donors, volunteers and staff are committed to investing in programs and projects that address these challenges and demonstrate success in achieving results; partnering with agencies, community collaborations and provincial initiatives that address the underlying issues and promoting the importance of these issues and the difference that we, collectively, can have on the lives of people in our community.

The following grant opportunities are available at this time:

Wetaskiwin Grant – now open

We are excited to offer this new grant opportunity to registered charities in the City of Wetaskiwin. A team of citizens, named the Local Impact Committee, have been working tirelessly to make this grant opportunity a reality. Thank you to everyone who has committed time and resources to make this possible. It is this volunteer Committee, who understand the issues affecting families in the community of Wetaskiwin, who will review applications and decide on investments.

Wetaskiwin Grant Guidelines

Grant proposals will be accepted until Monday, June 5, 2017 at 4:00 pm.

For more information please contact Barry McDonald, Regional Development Officer at

Collective Impact Legacy Grant – now open

Last year, in celebration of our 50th anniversary United Way Central Alberta created the Community Impact Legacy Fund. This year, $13,000 from this fund will be awarded to one or more collective action initiatives that work in partnership to address a complex community issue.

Not only is the grant for new ways of working together, but we’ve designed a grant process that reflects the emerging state of social change. After providing a brief proposal on your project, successful applicants will make a 10 minute pitch to a panel of judges, followed by a 5 minute question period.

Collective Impact Legacy Grant Guidelines

Collective Impact Grant Proposal

Grant proposals will be accepted until Friday, May 12, 2017.

For more information please contact our Community Impact Development Officer, Lori Jack at or call 403-343-3900.


Professional Development Grant

The purpose of the professional development funds is to foster future leadership capacity by enabling organizational leaders, including senior staff and volunteers, to participate in professional development opportunities that enhance their ability to lead their organization. The focus will be to develop leadership skills and innovation in service delivery and development, human resource management, organizational excellence and fiscal management.

Professional Development Application Guidelines

Professional Development Application

Grant proposals will be accepted throughout the year.

For more information, please contact our Administrator, Christine Curtis at or call (403) 343-3900.

Capital and Equipment Grant

The purpose of the capital and equipment funds is to assist agencies with necessary improvements to meet licensing or safety requirements or to renovate your facility to improve or expand services.

Capital and Equipment Application Guidelines

Capital and Equipment Application

Grant proposals will be accepted throughout the year.

For more information, please contact our Administrator, Christine Curtis at or call (403) 343-3900.