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Calgary Learns is a granting council in Alberta’s Community Adult Learning Program (CALP). Calgary Learns allocates and stewards CALP funding within our community. Through a competitive granting program, we provide grants for local learning opportunities that support literacy and foundational learning. Our priority funding areas include adult literacy, English language learning, numeracy, basic digital skills, and skills for learning.

Supported by the Ministry of Advanced Education, Calgary Learns is one of the over 80 CALPs in Alberta who provide Adult Literacy and Foundational Learning opportunities to financially and socially barriered adult learners (18+).

Current Calls for Application


Please review the 2024-2025 Call for Applications listed below, the available Granting Streams and Eligibility Requirements to ensure funding through Calgary Learns is the right fit for your organization.

General Stream:
2024 – 2025 Call for Program Applications

Indigenous Stream:
2024 – 2025 Call for Indigenous Program Applications
2024 – 2025 Call for Indigenous Initiative Applications

If you are new to Calgary Learns funding you must email or call (403) 266.6444  (Ext 2) to discuss your potential program prior to receiving an application. This will ensure you do not waste time and resources completing an application for a program that does not meet our eligibility requirements.

To support your application please find below the budget and multi delivery form templates:

Budget Template
Multi-Delivery Form

We also invite you to view our Video Tutorials which address commonly asked questions and can support you in completing your application.


Our Grant Liaison is always happy to talk to you. Please contact with any questions, comments, concerns, or to discuss your application.

For timely notice of all Calgary Learns granting opportunities, we invite you to sign up for our newsletter.