Application guide

To help you navigate through the application form, see our Tips on using the form. If you have questions about the online application process, we encourage you to review the Frequently asked questions section. Before you begin the application form, we recommend applicants review the List of questions. This will help you to collect and prepare all the necessary information required before filling out and submitting your proposal.

Tips on using the form


Below are some helpful tips to keep in mind while filling out the online application form.


  • Pop up blockers

    Some "pop up" blocking software may limit your ability to fully access the application form. Please disable any pop up blockers active on your browser.

  • Save your work

    To avoid disappointment in case your internet connection is interrupted, we recommend saving your work as you go along by clicking on the "Save" button frequently. This will prevent you losing any work as you prepare your proposal.

  • Be concise

    Our reviewers require that text is limited to approximately 150-200 words. Should you exceed the number of characters permitted, a warning will be displayed asking you to reduce the number of words you have entered.

  • Cutting and pasting

    Certain word processing programs have characters that do not "cut and paste" properly into open text fields. While you may cut and paste from most documents, it is recommended that you do not cut and paste from documents containing line breaks, bullets and numbering and other formatting. To be safe, if cutting and pasting from a word processing program (e.g. Microsoft Word), first cut and paste to a plain text document (e.g. Notepad) before cutting and pasting again into the application form. If you are using point form, use dashes rather than "bullets". This will ensure your data is being saved properly and make for easier review of your proposal.

  • Print a copy of the proposal

    You are unable to print individual pages of the application form as you work through them. However, once you have completed the form, you will be able to print a full copy before you submit the proposal. To print a copy, click the "Print request" button on the final "Summary" page.

  • Still need help?

    If you require technical support while completing the form, click the "Need Help?" link at the top of the page. This will open a short form in which you can enter your name, telephone number and email address and a brief description of your problem. We will then contact you either by telephone or email to help you within one business day; often sooner. IMPORTANT: Please do not contact our company's community involvement team for technical problems.

  • Wait time between page load

    As you complete the online application form, some pages may take several minutes to load while the information you have entered is being processed. This delay is normal.

Frequently asked questions


Below are the frequently asked questions regarding the online application form. Click on the question to view the answer.


I'm having technical difficulties. Who can I contact?

Click the "Need Help?" link at the top of the form. This will open a short form in which you can enter your name, telephone number and email address and a brief description of your problem. We will then contact you either by telephone or email to provide assistance within one business day.

Why are there so many questions on the application form?

Our company receives a high volume of requests for donations and sponsorships. Given that there are finite resources for community investment, it is essential that we make our funding decisions responsibly. As such, we require specific information around the submitting organizations, the initiatives proposed and the community benefits of these programs and events. Note that for smaller requests, we generally require less information than for larger applications.

I have all this information in a single document. Why can't I attach or send in my proposal?

Because of the volume of requests we receive, it is essential that each proposal is in a standard format that our team can review as efficiently as possible. Should we require more information or your prepared materials, we will contact you after our preliminary review of your application.

Can I "cut and paste" from other documents?

Yes. However, certain word processing programs have characters that do not "cut and paste" properly into open text fields. While you may cut and paste from most documents, it is recommended that you do not cut and paste from documents containing line breaks, bullets and numbering and other formatting.

I have to complete each page before moving on to the next one. Why can't I work on pages out of sequence?

The online application form is dynamic, meaning that as you answer questions on one page, subsequent pages may have different questions. For example, if you are making a smaller request, there may be fewer questions than if you are making a larger request. For this reason the application form pages need to be completed in order.

Why does the form take so long to load or change pages?

The speed at which the form loads or changes pages is dependent on the speed of your internet connection. Pages typically take a few seconds to load and should never take longer than 30 seconds. If you continue to experience exceptional slowness, contact our Technical Support team at support@grantstream.com. Include your telephone number and one of our team will contact you to troubleshoot.

I am worried about computer security. Why do I need to enable cookies?

Our system only uses "session cookies" which are temporarily stored in your browser's memory as you go through the application form. This helps store your responses as you go through the application form. The session cookies are removed when you close your browser. We do not store any cookies on your computer's hard drive.

I have pop-ups blocked. Will the application form still work?

The form doesn't use any automatic pop-ups, which would generally be blocked by pop-up blockers. However, the form does occasionally use user-triggered pop-ups to display definitions or additional instruction. Most software doesn't block this type of pop-up unless the settings are strict. If you are having trouble displaying these pop-ups on the application form, try lowering the pop-up blocker's settings or turning it off while you complete the form.

I'm not sure I'm answering the questions correctly. How do I best answer questions?

Keep your answers short (generally no more than 150-200 words). Include the most important points about your plans, the community benefits and how things will change as a result of your work. Don't forget to tell us why you think our company is a good fit with your organization and how our funding will benefit both the community and our company. Should we require further information, we will contact you after a preliminary review.

Can I make changes once I have completed the form?

Yes, but only BEFORE you have submitted it. On the last page of the application form you will be able to review all of your answers. You can then go back to the individual pages to make any changes (you can not make changes directly to the summary page). Once you have submitted the form you will be unable to review or make additional changes.

Can I save my work in progress?

Yes. Save your work as you go along by clicking on the "Save" button frequently. This will prevent you losing any work as you prepare your proposal. Don't forget to print or record your specific user ID and password before you exit the form.

Can I print a copy of my proposal?

Yes. Once you have completed the form, you will be able to print a full copy BEFORE you submit the proposal. To print a copy, click the "Print request" button on the final "Summary" page of the form. NOTE: You are unable to print individual pages of the application form as you work through them.

Can I have access to my request once it has been submitted?

No. Once submitted, you will no longer be able to view or otherwise have access to your application. Therefore, ensure that you print a copy for your records before you submit.

List of questions


Select the type of support request you are making.


Charitable Donation

Select this option if you are a registered charity seeking funding for a program that supports the socially vulnerable AND aligns with the objectives and criteria of the Charitable Donation. Before beginning your application, please visit our Community page and review the requirements, guidelines, and timelines for seeking Charitable Donation support.

Charitable Donation - Questions


Part 1
Overview



  • At EPCOR we believe we can have more impact by focusing our community investments in communities with an EPCOR facility, plant or office. In which EPCOR community does your program/activity have the most impact?
    • Britannia Beach, BC
    • Calgary, AB
    • Canmore, AB
    • Chestermere, AB
    • Edmonton, AB
    • Fort McMurray, AB
    • French Creek, BC
    • Kananaskis, AB
    • Okotoks, AB
    • Red Deer County, AB
    • Sooke, BC
    • Strathmore, AB
    • Taber, AB
    • More than one location - Provide details on where (e.g. community, region, etc.) your initiative will primarily take place.
    • Other - Please note that EPCOR only provides community investments in communities with an EPCOR facility, plant or office.
  • How is the organization classified?
  • What is your role with relation to this request?
  • Within which area in education is your initiative primarily focused?
  • Have you spoken to anyone at EPCOR about this application?
    • If yes, please tell us who you spoke to and any other relevant details.
  • Has EPCOR provided the organization with funding over the last 12 months?
    • If yes, if this initiative has previously received funding from EPCOR, please indicate the year and ensure a report has been provided to EPCOR on how the funds were used.

Part 2
Organization



  • Enter the name (or partial name) of your organization and select from the list provided.
  • Please enter the primary contacts information.

Part 3
Profile



  • Please tell us about this organization's mission or purpose. (1-2 sentences only)
  • Please describe the programs and services this organization provides.
  • Average number of years that a client might be served by your organization.
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1-4 years
    • 5-9 years
    • 10 or more years

Part 4
Request



  • For reference purposes, please provide a name for this project or initiative. (This is the name by which this request will be referred to during its evaluation and any follow-up correspondence.)
  • Are you requesting a one-time contribution or are you proposing a multi-year commitment?
  • If approved, by what date would you require EPCOR's funding or support?
  • What is the total project budget?
  • Please attached your project budget

Part 5
Details



  • How will this initiative be implemented? Please limit your response to 2 or 3 brief sentences for each following questions.
  • Please describe your project. Tell us about your plans and how this initiative will have an impact in the community.
  • What socially vulnerable demographic does it serve and how many are reached? (2 - 3 sentences)
  • How does it work? (2 - 3 sentences)
  • What factors affect its success? (2 - 3 sentences)
  • Why did you choose this approach? (2 - 3 sentences)
  • What problem will your initiative solve? (2-3 sentences)
  • What socially vulnerable demographic does it serve and how many are reached? (2 - 3 sentences)
  • What socially vulnerable demographic does it serve and how many are reached? (2 - 3 sentences)
  • To evaluate and measure the impact of our community support, EPCOR sends grant recipients a brief evaluation survey to report on the tangible outcomes of the program. Please list up to three primary outcomes that will result from your initiative. These outcomes should align with one or more of EPCOR's Community Investment target areas. Please be specific and where possible, provide quantifiable expectations.

  • What is a predicted outcome for this initiative?
  • What measurable indicator(s) will determine that you have been successful in achieving the above-described outcome?
  • How will EPCOR funds be used? (2-3 sentences)
  • List any other organizations, community groups, businesses you will collaborate with to implement this initiative. (2-3 sentences)
  • What youth career visioning opportunities could EPCOR provide that would be of value to your organization's clients? (Career visioning could include, but is not limited to: classroom visits, field trips to EPCOR sites, job shadowing, etc.) (2-3 sentences)
  • What volunteer opportunities exist within your organization that could engage EPCOR employees? These should be aligned with one or more of EPCOR's Community Investment target areas. Volunteering could include, but is not limited to: a playground clean-up, mentoring, school lunch prep and service, reading to a class, etc. (2-3 sentences)
  • Why do you wish to partner with EPCOR? (2-3 sentences)
  • When is this program scheduled to begin?
  • EPCOR is interested in following up on the projects we support. Please tell us when this initiative will end or when you anticipate being in a position to provide us with an evaluation of its success.
  • Do you have any other essential documents that should be attached to support your application?
    • If yes, please attach your document(s) using the Browse button below (You may attach a maximum of 3 files).
  • The following questions are used to help us learn more about your experience with EPCOR and are not used to influence funding decisions.

  • How did you find out about EPCOR’s Charitable Giving program?
  • Was the application form easy to complete?
  • How could we improve this form?

Part 6
Review request



When you are ready to submit, click the "Submit request" button at the bottom of page. You will receive a confirmation on your screen confirming that your application has been sent to us. Furthermore, an email message confirming receipt will be sent to you within 30 minutes. We will then continue to correspond with you through email (or the contact person you identified in your request), keeping you up-to-date on the current status of your request. Due to the large numbers of requests that we receive daily, we are unable to confirm receipt of individual requests or provide status updates by telephone.


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Select this option if you are requesting support (monetary or in-kind) for an event. Before beginning your application, please visit the our Community page and review the requirements, guidelines, and timelines for seeking event support.


Part 1
Overview



  • At EPCOR we believe we can have more impact by focusing our community investments in communities with an EPCOR facility, plant or office. In which EPCOR community does your program/activity have the most impact?
    • Britannia Beach, BC
    • Calgary, AB
    • Canmore, AB
    • Chestermere, AB
    • Edmonton, AB
    • Fort McMurray, AB
    • French Creek, BC
    • Kananaskis, AB
    • Okotoks, AB
    • Red Deer County, AB
    • Sooke, BC
    • Strathmore, AB
    • Taber, AB
    • More than one location - Provide details on where (e.g. community, region, etc.) your initiative will primarily take place.
    • Other - Please note that EPCOR only provides community investments in communities with an EPCOR facility, plant or office.
  • How is the organization classified?
    • An organization registered as having charitable status by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)
    • A registered Canadian Amateur Athletic Association
    • A provincially registered not-for-profit organization
    • A municipality or a public institution
    • An unregistered community organization
    • I am an individual seeking funds for myself or another individual / family - Note: This application is for organizations based in Canada and the US. To find out more about our international community involvement, please review our guidelines.
  • Have you spoken to anyone at EPCOR about this application?
    • If yes, please tell us who you spoke to and any other relevant details.
  • Has EPCOR provided the organization with funding over the last 12 months?
    • If yes, if this initiative has previously received funding from EPCOR, please indicate the year and ensure a report has been provided to EPCOR on how the funds were used.

Part 2
Organization



  • Enter the name (or partial name) of your organization and select from the list provided.
  • For provincially registered not-for-profit organizations please enter the organization's registration number
  • Please enter the primary contact information.
  • Please enter the executive director or head of the organization's contact information.

Part 3
Profile



  • Please tell us about this organization's mission or purpose. (1-2 sentences only)
  • Do you know of any EPCOR employees active in your organization?
    • If yes, please provide details, including employee name(s) and nature of involvement, i.e. board member, front-line volunteer, etc. (2000 characters)

Part 4
Request



  • What type of event is this?
    • Cultural or other community event
    • Gala / Dinner
    • Sporting event
    • Other - Please specify
  • What is the name of the event?
  • Where is the event being held (i.e. the name of the venue)?
  • In what city / town is the event being held?
  • Does this event span more than one day?
    • If yes, please provide event start and end date
    • If No, please provide date and time of event.
  • What is the anticipated number of attendees?
  • Is this a fundraiser?
    • If yes, what is the fundraising goal if applicable?
  • Are you asking our company to purchase tickets (entrance / participation fees, etc.) or a table(s) for this event?
    • If yes, please specify item and purchase price.
    • If No, What are you requesting?
      • Financial support - Please enter amount.
      • In kind - Please describe.
  • If approved, by what date would you require EPCOR's funding or support?
  • Note: We generally require several weeks to review the high volume of requests submitted.

  • Do you have other funders supporting this event?
    • If yes, please enter up to five other funders.

Part 5
Details



  • Tell us about your plans, your event schedule and how this initiative will have a positive impact in the community.
  • Does this event provide volunteer opprotunities for EPCOR employees?
    • If yes, please provide more details. (2000 characters)
  • Are there different sponsorship levels for this event?
    • If yes, please attach a document that outlines the sponsorship levels and the recognition and benefits associated with each.
    • If no, how will EPCOR's contribution be recognized? Please identify at least two methods.
  • Will you require other items or involvement from us (e.g. banners, logo, quotes, presenter, artwork, etc.)?
    • If yes, please describe
  • Please tell us who is expected to attend your event, including any dignitaries.
  • Do you have registration form that would be needed to take part in this event?
    • If yes, please attached.
  • Do you have any other essential documents that should be attached to support your application?
    • If yes, please attach your document(s) using the Browse button below (You may attach a maximum of 3 files).

Part 6
Review request



When you are ready to submit, click the "Submit request" button at the bottom of page. You will receive a confirmation on your screen confirming that your application has been sent to us. Furthermore, an email message confirming receipt will be sent to you within 30 minutes. We will then continue to correspond with you through email (or the contact person you identified in your request), keeping you up-to-date on the current status of your request. Due to the large numbers of requests that we receive daily, we are unable to confirm receipt of individual requests or provide status updates by telephone.


Return to the top



Part 1
Overview



  • At EPCOR we believe we can have more impact by focusing our community investments in communities with an EPCOR facility, plant or office. In which EPCOR community does your program/activity have the most impact?
    • Britannia Beach, BC
    • Calgary, AB
    • Canmore, AB
    • Chestermere, AB
    • Edmonton, AB
    • Fort McMurray, AB
    • French Creek, BC
    • Kananaskis, AB
    • Okotoks, AB
    • Red Deer County, AB
    • Sooke, BC
    • Strathmore, AB
    • Taber, AB
    • More than one location - Provide details on where (e.g. community, region, etc.) your initiative will primarily take place.
    • Other - Please note that EPCOR only provides community investments in communities with an EPCOR facility, plant or office.
  • How is the organization classified?
    • An organization registered as having charitable status by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)
    • A registered Canadian Amateur Athletic Association
    • A provincially registered not-for-profit organization
    • A municipality or a public institution
    • An unregistered community organization
    • I am an individual seeking funds for myself or another individual / family - Note: This application is for organizations based in Canada and the US. To find out more about our international community involvement, please review our guidelines.
  • What is your role with relation to this request?
    • I work / volunteer for the organization that will receive the support
    • I am a contract fundraiser - Note: EPCOR does not provide funding through third-party fundraising.
    • I work for a company / group holding an event to benefit another organization
  • Have you spoken to anyone at EPCOR about this application?
    • If yes, please tell us who you spoke to and any other relevant details.
  • Has EPCOR provided the organization with funding over the last 12 months?
    • If yes, if this initiative has previously received funding from EPCOR, please indicate the year and ensure a report has been provided to EPCOR on how the funds were used.

Part 2
Organization



  • Enter the name (or partial name) of your organization and select from the list provided.
  • For provincially registered not-for-profit organizations please enter the organization's registration number
  • Please enter the primary contact information.
  • Please enter the executive director or head of the organization's contact information.

Part 3
Profile



  • Please tell us about this organization's mission or purpose. (1-2 sentences only)
  • Please describe the programs and services this organization provides.
  • In what year was this organization founded or incorporated?
  • Does this organization have a current audited financial statement?
    • If yes, please attached.
  • How many paid employees does this organization have?
  • How many volunteers are currently active in this organization?
  • Do you know of any EPCOR employees active in your organization?
    • If yes, please provide details, including employee name(s) and nature of involvement, i.e. board member, front-line volunteer, etc. (2000 characters)

Part 4
Request



  • What type of event is this?
    • Cultural or other community event
    • Gala / Dinner
    • Sporting event
    • Other - Please specify
  • What is the name of the event?
  • Where is the event being held (i.e. the name of the venue)?
  • In what city / town is the event being held?
  • Does this event span more than one day?
    • If yes, please provide event start and end date
    • If No, please provide date and time of event.
  • What is the anticipated number of attendees?
  • Is this a fundraiser?
    • If yes, what is the fundraising goal if applicable?
  • Are you asking our company to purchase tickets (entrance / participation fees, etc.) or a table(s) for this event?
    • If yes, please specify item and purchase price.
    • If No, What are you requesting?
      • Financial support - Please enter amount.
      • In kind - Please describe.
  • If approved, by what date would you require EPCOR's funding or support?
  • Note: We generally require several weeks to review the high volume of requests submitted.

  • Do you have other funders supporting this event?
    • If yes, please enter up to five other funders.

Part 5
Details



  • Tell us about your plans, your event schedule and how this initiative will have a positive impact in the community.
  • Does this event provide volunteer opprotunities for EPCOR employees?
    • If yes, please provide more details. (2000 characters)
  • Are there different sponsorship levels for this event?
    • If yes, please attach a document that outlines the sponsorship levels and the recognition and benefits associated with each.
    • If no, how will EPCOR's contribution be recognized? Please identify at least two methods.
  • Will you require other items or involvement from us (e.g. banners, logo, quotes, presenter, artwork, etc.)?
    • If yes, please describe
  • Please tell us who is expected to attend your event, including any dignitaries.
  • Do you have registration form that would be needed to take part in this event?
    • If yes, please attached.
  • Do you have any other essential documents that should be attached to support your application?
    • If yes, please attach your document(s) using the Browse button below (You may attach a maximum of 3 files).

Part 6
Review request



When you are ready to submit, click the "Submit request" button at the bottom of page. You will receive a confirmation on your screen confirming that your application has been sent to us. Furthermore, an email message confirming receipt will be sent to you within 30 minutes. We will then continue to correspond with you through email (or the contact person you identified in your request), keeping you up-to-date on the current status of your request. Due to the large numbers of requests that we receive daily, we are unable to confirm receipt of individual requests or provide status updates by telephone.


Return to the top



Part 1
Overview



  • At EPCOR we believe we can have more impact by focusing our community investments in communities with an EPCOR facility, plant or office. In which EPCOR community does your program/activity have the most impact?
    • Britannia Beach, BC
    • Calgary, AB
    • Canmore, AB
    • Chestermere, AB
    • Edmonton, AB
    • Fort McMurray, AB
    • French Creek, BC
    • Kananaskis, AB
    • Okotoks, AB
    • Red Deer County, AB
    • Sooke, BC
    • Strathmore, AB
    • Taber, AB
    • More than one location - Provide details on where (e.g. community, region, etc.) your initiative will primarily take place.
    • Other - Please note that EPCOR only provides community investments in communities with an EPCOR facility, plant or office.
  • How is the organization classified?
    • An organization registered as having charitable status by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)
    • A registered Canadian Amateur Athletic Association
    • A provincially registered not-for-profit organization
    • A municipality or a public institution
    • An unregistered community organization
    • I am an individual seeking funds for myself or another individual / family - Note: This application is for organizations based in Canada and the US. To find out more about our international community involvement, please review our guidelines.
  • What is your role with relation to this request?
    • I work / volunteer for the organization that will receive the support
    • I am a contract fundraiser - Note: EPCOR does not provide funding through third-party fundraising.
    • I work for a company / group holding an event to benefit another organization
  • Have you spoken to anyone at EPCOR about this application?
    • If yes, please tell us who you spoke to and any other relevant details.
  • Has EPCOR provided the organization with funding over the last 12 months?
    • If yes, if this initiative has previously received funding from EPCOR, please indicate the year and ensure a report has been provided to EPCOR on how the funds were used.

Part 2
Organization



  • Enter the name (or partial name) of your organization and select from the list provided.
  • For provincially registered not-for-profit organizations please enter the organization's registration number
  • Please enter the primary contact information.
  • Please enter the executive director or head of the organization's contact information.

Part 3
Profile



  • Please tell us about this organization's mission or purpose. (1-2 sentences only)
  • Please describe the programs and services this organization provides.
  • In what year was this organization founded or incorporated?
  • Please attach your most recent audited financial statement.
  • What percentage of your funding is used for administration?
  • How many paid employees does this organization have?
  • How many volunteers are currently active in this organization?
  • Do you know of any EPCOR employees active in your organization?
    • If yes, please provide details, including employee name(s) and nature of involvement, i.e. board member, front-line volunteer, etc. (2000 characters)

Part 4
Request



  • What type of event is this?
    • Cultural or other community event
    • Gala / Dinner
    • Sporting event
    • Other - Please specify
  • What is the name of the event?
  • Where is the event being held (i.e. the name of the venue)?
  • In what city / town is the event being held?
  • Does this event span more than one day?
    • If yes, please provide event start and end date
    • If No, please provide date and time of event.
  • What is the anticipated number of attendees?
  • Is this a fundraiser?
    • If yes, what is the fundraising goal if applicable?
  • Are you asking our company to purchase tickets (entrance / participation fees, etc.) or a table(s) for this event?
    • If yes, please specify item and purchase price.
    • If No, What are you requesting?
      • Financial support - Please enter amount.
      • In kind - Please describe.
  • If approved, by what date would you require EPCOR's funding or support?
  • Note: We generally require several weeks to review the high volume of requests submitted.

  • Do you have other funders supporting this event?
    • If yes, please enter up to five other funders.

Part 5
Details



  • Tell us about your plans, your event schedule and how this initiative will have a positive impact in the community.
  • Does this event provide volunteer opprotunities for EPCOR employees?
    • If yes, please provide more details. (2000 characters)
  • Are there different sponsorship levels for this event?
    • If yes, please attach a document that outlines the sponsorship levels and the recognition and benefits associated with each.
    • If no, how will EPCOR's contribution be recognized? Please identify at least two methods.
  • Will you require other items or involvement from us (e.g. banners, logo, quotes, presenter, artwork, etc.)?
    • If yes, please describe
  • Please tell us who is expected to attend your event, including any dignitaries.
  • Do you have registration form that would be needed to take part in this event?
    • If yes, please attached.
  • Do you have any other essential documents that should be attached to support your application?
    • If yes, please attach your document(s) using the Browse button below (You may attach a maximum of 3 files).

Part 6
Review request



When you are ready to submit, click the "Submit request" button at the bottom of page. You will receive a confirmation on your screen confirming that your application has been sent to us. Furthermore, an email message confirming receipt will be sent to you within 30 minutes. We will then continue to correspond with you through email (or the contact person you identified in your request), keeping you up-to-date on the current status of your request. Due to the large numbers of requests that we receive daily, we are unable to confirm receipt of individual requests or provide status updates by telephone.


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