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CIRA’s Community Investment Program grants
fund innovative community internet projects to build a resilient, trusted and secure internet for all Canadians.

Our grant application period is
now closed.

What are the key dates? 

January 15, 2020
Application period opens


January 23, 2020 at 1 PM ET

Webinar: What you need to know about applying. Watch it here. 


February 25, 2020 at 2 PM ET
Application period deadline

Grants are available up to $100,000.
In addition, one grant is available up to $250,000.

Who can apply:

Non-profit organizations

Registered charities

Academics at universities and colleges in Canada


What are our priority funding areas: 

Infrastructure

Digital literacy

Cybersecurity

Community leadership

While CIRA’s granting program will consider applications that benefit all Canadians, in 2020 we’re especially looking for initiatives that benefit:

  • Students (kindergarten to grade 12 and post-secondary)

  • Northern, rural and Indigenous communities


Over $1 million for Canadian internet projects