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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.

The 2021 grant application period is closed.

The next round will open in March 2022.

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, we’re especially looking for initiatives that benefit:

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

  • Northern, rural and Indigenous communities

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