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Oct 05, 2022
Alberta’s government is providing $6 million to 41 successful Civil Society Fund applicants to support the social recovery and economic participation of vulnerable Albertans.
To make sure all Albertans can participate in Alberta’s Recovery Plan, these projects will help Albertans get back on their feet by addressing a range of social issues such as food security, mental health, homelessness, unemployment and domestic violence. In total, 34 projects will focus on social recovery and seven will focus on economic recovery.
“While Alberta is continuing its strong recovery, many people find themselves on the outside looking in. We must do what we can to ensure all Albertans are able to share in the prosperity. This critical funding will help civil society expand capacity and transform their abilities to help people overcome their struggles, rejoin the workforce, and participate and contribute to their communities.”
Jason Luan, Minister of Community and Social Services
“The Civil Society Fund continues to show success in funding new and unique projects that are expanding civil society capacity across our province. I am excited to see so many worthy recipients of the fund this year and look forward to hearing the impact that these funds will have in our community.”
Jeremy Nixon, parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Community and Social Services for Civil Society
The approved projects reflect the diversity and strength of civil society, and include large and small organizations from across the province. Organizations have up to two years to complete their projects.
“We are very grateful for the support provided by the Civil Society Fund grant to continue the important work of the Men& project. This funding is essential in helping advance the work of violence prevention in our province and building our community’s capacity to truly make a positive impact.”
Kim Ruse, CEO FearIsNotLove
This round of civil society funding completes the government’s platform commitment to provide $20 million over three years to build the capacity of civil society to address social challenges. In total, the fund supported 99 projects in more than 25 communities across the province.
Funding through the Civil Society Fund is intended to help civil society organizations transform how they function, innovate and work together to address pressing social challenges. Civil society organizations eligible to apply included not-for-profit and voluntary organizations, including post-secondary institutions, as well as First Nations and Metis Settlements.
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