External Opportunities


The links provided below are additional funding opportunities outside of the Alberta Equestrian Federation (AEF), that may be available to members through other sources.

Please note that this list is only provided as a resource.

Above & Beyond Grant

The Above and Beyond Grant provides support to coaches and officials to pursue educational or developmental opportunities.  Specifically, the grant is intended for a coach or an official that is in a unique situation (apprenticing, geographically isolated, disadvantaged) and who is experiencing extraordinary circumstances.

For more information visit: Above & Beyond Grant

Champions Fund

The Champions Fund was created by Canada’s dairy farmers to empower the female athletic community, to provide a resource that can help change the game for Canada’s young girls and women athletes.

For more information visit: Women Champions Fund

Investors Group Community Coaching Grants

The Investors Group Community Coaching Grant program has grants available for organizations that bring coaches and coach developers of community-based sports together under one roof to learn, train, and network with each other.

For more information visit: Investors Group Community Coaching Grants

Jumpstart Parasport Fund

Since 2013, Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities and Canadian Paralympic Committee have been engaged in a partnership to create greater opportunities for children and youth with disabilities between the ages of 4 and 25, and who face barriers to actively participate in organized sports and physical activity. The Parasport Jumpstart Fund will support more Parasport programs across the country through a granting style program. The focus still remains on improving access to grassroots participation for children and youth but has expanded to include more opportunities for a variety of sports and programming types.

For more information visit: Jumpstart

Scholarship Opportunities

Further scholarship opportunities for Alberta students offered by a variety of organizations for students pursuing equine-related post secondary education.  Provided for informational purposes only – all applications and inquiries should be directed to the individual associations offering the scholarship.

For more information visit: scholarships

Status of Women Grant Program

Non-profits and charitable organizations can get funding for projects that improve the lives of women and girls in Alberta.

For more information visit: Status of Women Grant Program


The WISE Fund was created to help finance sport initiatives for girls and women and assist members of the sport community in Canada. The annual grant is primarily to support the development of women leaders and support organizations that are currently offering or creating sport programs targeted to girls and women.

For more information visit: WISE Fund

Community Grants

Non-profit organization have access to a number of grant programs that support project and operational costs.

For more information visit: Alberta Culture and Tourism

Sport specific funding opportunities can be found here.