Human Rights Project Grants

The Human Rights Project grants are available for organizations and public institutions to help them make changes so that all Albertans have the opportunity to participate in the social, cultural, political and economic life of the province without discrimination. 

Projects Ideas

This outcome-based program supports community projects that address needs. These grants:

  • respond to identified human rights needs and issues and can support a variety of strategies to address these needs,
  • often address issues that can be complex and may require a longer term strategy to achieve change,
  • assist nonprofit organizations and public institutions to address the intersection of human rights with issues such as social exclusion, inequality of opportunity, discrimination, racism or other barriers that limit Albertans' ability to be full and contributing citizens.

Link to printer-friendly information on the Human Rights Project grant and learn more about grant requirements and the application process.

Grant deadlines: May 1 and October 1.

Application process

Letter of Intent Template (Word)*

Budget Template - (Excel)*

*NOTE: If you are having problems opening the link for the Letter of Intent Template or Budget Template, right click on the link and choose "Save as," "Save target as" or "Save linked file to downloads," then save the file on your computer before opening. If you are unsuccessful, please email ​

Only those applicants whose projects have been recommended for further consideration will be asked to submit a full application.

If you have any questions regarding the HRP grant or problems accessing links, contact

Revised: August 31, 2015



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