Coming Soon – CIR: In My Backyard Contest

CIR REALTY will be giving out four, $5,000 grants ($20,000 total) to local community projects and initiatives. All members of the public are encouraged to submit an entry and winners will be decided by public votes!

The contest is open for entries starting September 5th and will run until October 10th. Winners will be announced the week of October 11th.

There are 4 different categories an entry can be submitted to. Each entry can only belong to one category. If an entry does not fit into one of these four categories it is NOT eligible for funding.

There is also Important location criteria for eligibility: All projects, initiatives and local-non profit organizations must operate and service populations exclusively in areas covered by the Calgary Real Estate Board and Central Alberta Real Estate Board, including but not limited to areas such as: Calgary, Sundre, Cochrane, Okotoks, High River, Strathmore, Chestermere, Crossfield, Didsbury, Airdrie, Langdon, Irricana, Olds, Red Deer, Sylvan Lake, Innisfail, Lacombe ect ). If you are applying for funding in an area that is not mentioned in this list, please email to see if your area is covered by our real estate boards.

Category 1 – Locally registered non-profit grants

Category 2 – Community facility improvement grants – Assists community organizations with construction, renovation or redevelopment of community public-use facilities that will help enhance the quality of life and citizen well-being in communities

Category 3 – Youth extracurricular grant – Support programs outside of school that offer a range of structured, supervised activities that encourage social skills and self-esteem (including sports teams, youth clubs and programs).

Category 4 – Local sustainability and conservation grant – used to support local organizations, projects and producers who protect our local environment and contribute to making Calgary and area sustainable for future generations.

How do you enter?

Our contest website will be released and become active on September 5th. We will be sending you an e-mail letting you know the contest is open. As of that date, there will also be a link on CIR REALTY’s landing page,, where you can always access the contest.