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Deadline: Spring 2023 Watch for details


To be considered eligible for Energizing Spaces funding, community groups should:

  • Be a member of the Federation of Calgary Communities
  • Hold a current lease or license of occupation with The City of Calgary
  • Be a society in good standing
  • Have board approval to participate in the program
  • This is a reimbursement grant. You will have to pay for the appliances and lighting upfront and then submit receipts for reimbursement.
  • Note:Pre-purchased appliances are not eligible for reimbursement. Appliances must not be purchased until we issue a recipient letter. Ensure your quotes are for EnergyStar appliances.
  • The grant covers 100% of the new cost, however, you are responsible for the cost of disposing of the “old.”

Applications are currently closed!

Stay tuned for when applications will open up again! You can keep up with the latest Energizing Spaces news on our social media, or through our newsletter! 

Appliances Application
Apply to replace your old worn out electrical appliances. Pictures are worth a thousand words… so show us how old and gross they are! Our judges also like to know why these are important to your space. Applicants can apply for any number of appliances up to a maximum of $10,000. Ensure your quotes are for EnergyStar appliances.
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Rink & Safety Lighting Application
Apply for up to $10,000 to replace your outdoor lighting. Rink lights, outdoor lights on the building’s exterior and parking lot lights will be considered.

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How to


  1. Have a board motion indicating support to participate in the Energizing Spaces Fund powered by ENMAX.
  2. Get two quotes, for the exact same ENERGYSTAR appliances or outdoor lighting desired. Please note:natural gas appliances and indoor lighting are not eligible for this Fund. Ensure your quotes are for EnergyStar appliances
  3. Complete the appropriate application. Due to demand, we would ask groups only apply for one stream:
  4. Wait one month after the application deadline for a reply from the Federation.
  5. This is a reimbursement grant. Do not purchase your appliances or lighting until you have received a confirmation letter from the Federation.
  6. Apply once per year. Unsuccessful applicants from the first round will be reviewed again in the second round.

How to get


  1. Once you have received your approval confirmation letter, purchase your approved products.
  2. Submit the receipts and proof of purchase to the Federation of Calgary Communities within six months of recipient letter– we reimburse at the end of each month.
  3. You will be asked to provide a picture and a quote around the impact your Energizing Spaces Grant has provided to your organization.

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Frequently ASKED Questions

Energizing Spaces powered by ENMAX is a replacement program for appliances and outdoor lighting. The goal of the program is to replace old appliances and outdoor lighting with new energy efficient models to help save on energy bills. Appliances over 10 years old will have priority in our funding decisions. Pre-purchased appliances or lighting are not eligible for reimbursement. Appliances or lighting must not be purchased until funds are awarded.

No, any electrical appliance is eligible, whether located in the kitchen, bar or other public area.

No, as we want to leave it up to your community to select based on your specific needs.  Appliances being requested should however be EnergyStar rated.

Visit appliance411.com and put in your appliance’s serial number and other information to find out the age.

Click here for an information sheet on things to consider when choosing LED light bulbs.

Federation members are eligible to submit one application per year, up to $10,000. The Federation will bring all applications to the table following each deadline and funding decisions will be made based on the highest need for that particular deadline date.

A total of $75,000 is available. We will provide about $35,000 in funding for each deadline date.

Click here to contact us with any questions you have.

Click the buttons to be redirected to an application form. One of our team members will get back to you about the outcome of your application as soon as we can!


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