The Historical Society of Alberta has created a grant program with the objective of advancing our understanding of, and ability to share, the history of Alberta.


Grants are available to the H.S.A. chapters and to members (individual or organizations) in good standing. Applicants must be a member of the H.S.A and have confirmed H.S.A chapter support (a letter confirming chapter support signed by the chapter president must accompany the application). Joint projects between H.S.A. chapters, members and other groups or institutions are particularly welcomed. Members of the H.S.A. Council or members of the executives of H.S.A. Council may apply for the grant. However, they must recuse themselves from any evaluation of, or voting on, the grants program and must make clear any potential conflicts of interest.

The H.S.A will fund, in part, projects which receive government or private support, on a cost- sharing basis. This relationship must be clearly articulated in the application and budget. Eligibility requirements listed as noted in the Grant Guidelines document must be met. Please ensure you have read and understood this document before applying.

Deadlines for Applications

Applications must be submitted to the H.S.A. provincial office no later than March 31.


1. Individuals or groups who receive H.S.A. grants must outline in the application how the information will be shared with H.S.A. members and the general public (which may include a program at the chapter level, an article that is accepted for Alberta History and/or a chapter newsletter or through another mechanism).

2. Successful applicants must complete an evaluation report, with an acceptable financial statement, which must be submitted to the H.S.A. by March 31 following completion of the project.

3. The H.S.A. will disclose to the Society at large the amount of funding allocated to each successful project in the annual H.S.A. financial statement presented at the Annual General Meeting and subsequently publish this information in History Now.

4. Acknowledgment of funding support from the H.S.A. shall be made at events, in publications, presented papers, and on web pages, resulting from the funded project

Click here to download the Grant Guidelines (PDF)

Click here to download the Grant Application (DOCX)