Saddledome Foundation

Promoting amateur sport development and participation for Calgarians of all ages.


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The goal of the Amateur Sport Grant Committee at Parks Foundation Calgary (PFC) is to promote amateur sport development and enhance sport participation for Calgarians of all ages. Since its inception in 1985, the Amateur Sport Grant Committee has awarded more than $10 million worth of grants to over 400 sport related projects. The Amateur Sport Grant Committee is comprised of a group of committed volunteers who distribute the amateur sport funds in a fair and efficient manner.

The Amateur Sport Grant Program was created as part of the Saddledome Foundation’s establishment of an Olympic legacy from the operations of the Saddledome. The continued success of the program is possible through a joint community partnership with the Calgary Flames Hockey Club, The Saddledome Foundation, and Parks Foundation Calgary.

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The Amateur Sport Grant can be used for the development of new amateur sport facilities, expanding or renovating existing facilities or for purchasing sport-related equipment. Any organization, club, league, educational institution or group can apply if they:

  • Have been registered as a non-profit society for 3+ years
  • Have objectives and programs relating to amateur sport
  • Have not received an Amateur Sport Grant in the past 3 years

Grants can only be applied to portions of a major project that are sport-related. Funds cannot be used toward jerseys. Projects must be within Calgary Municipal boundaries or of benefit to Calgary athletes.

For the complete guidelines, please view the files listed below.

Amateur Sport Grant Guidelines

Privacy Policy

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We highly recommend you submit a draft of your application to for review prior to final submission.

Submit a completed application and the required number of copies following the format outlined in the application guideline and sample application. Please review the document checklist located in the application and ensure all documents are included prior to submission.

Applications are reviewed by the Amateur Sport Grant (AMSP) Committee three times per year: January 15th, May 15th and October 15th. The review process can take up to eight weeks and could include a site visit or meeting with a committee member. After applications have been reviewed, the AMSP committee forwards its recommendations to the Board of Governors for final ratification.

Our detailed application guidelines and format, along with a sample application can be found below.

Application Form

Sample Application

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