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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 open until February 25!

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: 


Digital literacy


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