Alberta Blue Cross® is excited to bring back its Built Together grant program in 2023. This year marks 10 years since the inception of this program, which awards five $50,000 grants for healthy living infrastructure projects across Alberta in one of each of the following areas: Edmonton, Calgary, a secondary city, a rural community and an Indigenous community.
Since the program started in 2013, Built Together has provided more than $2 million in funding support to 43 projects across the province. Previously funded projects include outdoor gyms, cycling paths, playgrounds, skate parks, sports courts and outdoor rinks. Funding for the program comes from the Alberta Blue Cross® community foundation.
Community leagues, school councils, municipalities and other non-profits across Alberta can now apply for the Built Together grant. The application process closes at midnight on September 18, 2023. Visit the Built Together website to learn more and apply.
“Our Built Together program helps Albertans build spaces that foster active living in communities across the province,” says Brian Geislinger, vice-president of Corporate Relations and Community Engagement at Alberta Blue Cross®. “Publicly accessible infrastructure promotes physical activity and provides opportunities for social connection to support community wellbeing, and this program is one of the ways that Alberta Blue Cross® steps up as a partner in wellness to Albertans.”
Get to know the 2022 recipients
Last year, Alberta Blue Cross® received 106 applications for a wide variety of initiatives from all regions and corners of the province. Here are our 2022 recipients:
- Edmonton: Weinlos Parents’ Educational Society—playground development
- Calgary: Sherwood School—outdoor basketball court update
- Secondary city: Robina Baker Elementary School Parent Fundraising Committee, Devon—playground development
- Rural community: Town of Barrhead—musical playground
- Indigenous community: Paddle Prairie Metis Settlement—Paddle Prairie School walking track
Learn more about the projects we’ve supported since the launch of the program in 2013.