Frequently Asked Questions

We’re sure you have questions! Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we have received.

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Q. Can this grant be leveraged with another grant?

A. Yes! You can definitely use this grant in combination with others.

Q. When will you be reimbursed?


A. You will be reimbursed at the end of the month in which The Federation receives all the receipts and proof of payments, report, and pictures.


Q. What is the deadline to complete for ActivateYYC 2022 projects?

A. You will have until October 2022 to submit all the of the supporting documents for ActivateYYC 2022 projects.

Q. When would you need City Permits by?

A. You will need to get City permits before you start developing your project, if your project needs City permits. This would require you to get City permits as soon as possible in order to have your project completed by the end of October. If you have any trouble getting your permits, feel free to reach out to us at activateyyc@calgarycommunities.com

Q. What is the difference between the $1000 and $3000 grants?

A. The $1000 projects focus on Walk, Play and Neighbourly. These projects can be almost anything if they mobilizing people to move differently in their community, re-imagine space into place or create a sense of neighbourliness. Check out the “Project” tab for ideas.

The $3000 project will take place on residential streets (none bus routes) or on pathways within neighbourhoods. These projects will encourage traffic calming, accessibility, safety, walkability and so on.  They will all require City permits to proceed.

Q. Can you get the $3000 grant even though your project does not require City permits?


A. No. All $3,000 grants will require city permits as they occur on residential streets or on pathways in neighbourhood which belong to the city of Calgary.



Q. Can you choose which grant to apply for?

A. Yes. You must select one of two streams to apply for from the drop down menu. You can only apply for one grant.

Q. When is the deadline for applications?


A. There is no deadline. We will review applications as we receive them. You will find out if you qualify within a few weeks of applying.