Building places to get and stay active

Built Together

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Our Built Together program helps Albertans build spaces for active living in their community

Our Built Together program helps Albertans build spaces for active living in their community. Whether it be a skate park, playground, outdoor gym or sports court, we’re giving back to Albertans and helping them live their best lives.

Each year, we award two $50,000 grants in Edmonton, Calgary or a secondary city, one $50,000 grant in rural community and one $50,000 grant in an Indigenous community.

See the more than two dozen projects we’ve supported across the province with funding totalling $1.6 million.

Our Built Together program helps Albertans build spaces for active living in their community

Our Built Together program helps Albertans build spaces for active living in their community. Whether it be a skate park, playground, outdoor gym or sports court, we’re giving back to Albertans and helping them live their best lives.

Each year, we award two $50,000 grants in Edmonton, Calgary or a secondary city, one $50,000 grant in rural community and one $50,000 grant in an Indigenous community.

See the more than two dozen projects we’ve supported across the province with funding totalling $1.6 million.

What do we fund?

Built Together funds infrastructure projects that foster active living. Eligible projects include but are not limited to

  • outdoor gyms,
  • cycling paths,
  • construction or replacement of playgrounds,
  • skate parks, and
  • outdoor rinks.

Programs must be publicly accessible and free of a membership charge.

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Who can apply?

Community leagues, school councils, municipalities or other non-profit community groups or organizations with new projects in need of funding are eligible to apply.

Organizations must provide services without regard to race, religion, creed, gender or sexual orientation.

Priority will be given to projects that reflect our Built Together mandate of promoting active living and wellness at a grassroots community level, with an emphasis on children.

To ensure province-wide representation, we split grants annually with two for Edmonton, Calgary or a secondary community, one for a rural community and one for an Indigenous communitiy with a focus on ensuring grants are equitably distributed on a regional basis over the life of the program.

The following types of organizations are not eligible for funding

  • religious or sectarian organizations,
  • political organizations,
  • competitive sports teams or private clubs, and
  • contract fundraisers or lobbyists.

Please check in the new year for the 2021 recipients and for details on the 2022 application process.

For inquiries about the grant program, contact BuiltTogether@ab.bluecross.ca.

The application process is now closed. Please check in the new year for the 2021 recipients and for details on the 2022 application process.

Building community over the years

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33 projects funded

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$1.6M

$1.6 million allocated

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$50k

$50,000 grants awarded each year

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