CIRA Community Investment Grants 2021

Aboriginal Peoples
Arctic and Northern Regions
Community, Regional & Enterprise Development
Creative Arts, Culture and Heritage
Environment, Energy and Natural Resources
Governance and Public Policy
Information and Communication Technology
Oceans, Fisheries and Aquaculture
Social Justice
Well-being, Health and Biomedical Discovery


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Memorial Deadline: Friday 9th, April 2021

External Deadline: Wednesday 14th, April 2021


CIRA’s Community Investment Program grants fund innovative community internet projects to build a resilient, trusted and secure internet for all Canadians. We’ll be granting over $1 million to Canadian non-profits, charities, and researchers leading projects to improve Canada’s internet – especially for projects that benefit northern, rural, and Indigenous communities, and students (K-12, and post-secondary).

Since 2014, CIRA has provided $7.95 million in funding for 171 projects across Canada

  • Key Dates
  • March 2, 2021 – Application period opens
  • March 9, 2021 – 1p.m. ET Applicant Webinar.  Watch it here
  • April 14, 2021 – 2 p.m. ET Application period closes – Late applications will not be accepted.
  • July 2021 – Applicants informed of application outcome

Information about the 2021 eligibility requirements, funding focus areas, and application process is available here:

Funding Sources


This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: March 18, 2021