The COVID-19 Emergency Response Funding Stream is now closed! We disbursed all $20 000 between May and September 2020. Thank you to all applicants and recipients!


Funding Stream Info:


APIRG recognizes that the COVID19 pandemic has produced unprecedented harm to communities and we seek to provide communities with funding to help groups through this pandemic, and provide a catalyst to support their actions to raze structural oppressions and construct an alternative world.

This grant stream supports one-time funding and support to help groups and individuals to undertake projects in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, to a maximum of $3000. Applicants working on projects in mutual aid, advocacy, or direct action which address outcomes from the pandemic and support APIRG’s mandate and statement of values are encouraged to apply. Please see the documents linked below for more information on applicant eligibility, the application process, definitions of terms and what sorts of projects we’re looking for.

There are two funding rounds – Spring (June 30  deadline) and Summer (August 31 deadline). However, applications will be considered on a first come, first served rolling basis. Unused funds from the first round will roll into the second round at the discretion of the Board of Directors.


Application Process

  1. Contact the Outreach Coordinator at with any questions about your eligibility or application. We highly recommend getting in touch if you are considering applying. The funding committee is available to answer any questions you have and discuss your project plan.
  2. Complete the application form. 
  3. Attach a full budget for your project when prompted in the form.
  4. Attach the Budget Worksheet when prompted in the form.

A decision will be made by the APIRG COVID-19 Emergency Funding Committee within 2 weeks of submission. We will contact all applicants with a decision.

Basic information about this funding stream: COVID-19 Emergency Funding Applicant Information 2019-2020

More information on what we’re looking for: COVID-19 Emergency Funding: Resources for Funding Applicants

Required for application: Budget Worksheet


COVID-19 Emergency Response Funding Application Form


Please contact the Outreach Coordinator with any questions or concerns:

If you prefer, you can contact the Office Coordinator at

Current Funding Recipients


Treaty 6 Community Outreach

$3000 for mutual aid work with folks sleeping rough during the pandemic

instagram: @treaty6outreach


Fatties of YEG

$3000 for emergency support, community building, outreach and education work for fat people in the city and beyond. 

instagram: @fattiesofyeg




Migrante Alberta

$2324 for emergency support, advocacy and community building for migrant workers and non-status residents


instagram: @migrantealberta , #ahs4all