grants – archival projects

Please note that due to funding cuts from the provincial government since 2020-2021, the Access to Holdings program has been cancelled.

Grants – Archival Projects

Please note that due to funding cuts from the provincial government since 2020-2021, the Access to Holdings program has been cancelled. ASA is no longer able to offer project grants for archival institutions.

The Access to Holdings Program provided ASA institutional members with funding for projects to preserve, increase access to, and/or provide awareness of archives. The maximum funding per project was $7,500. There was one round of applications per year.

The following information was for the Access to Holdings Program, 2019-2020

Please note that the priorities for the upcoming year include projects to make unprocessed records available as well as projects to help institutions with digital records initiatives. The ASA reviews each application using predetermined scoring criteria as outlined on the Score Sheet (revised December 2018), and awards funding to those applications receiving the highest scores. As funding in this program is limited, the ASA is not able to support all applications for funding.

View the ASA’s Grants Policy (PDF).


Please note that you must use a form for the appropriate year in order to qualify for the grant. For Access to Holdings applications and information, please select the links below:

The process for submitting Access to Holdings applications is electronic. Please complete the application form in the electronic format provided and send the completed application by email to Rene Georgopalis at

If for some reason your institution has to submit a paper copy,

please send seven copies to the ASA office at:
c/o Rene Georgopalis, Executive Director/Archives Advisor
Prince of Wales Armouries and Heritage Centre
114C-10440 108 Ave NW Edmonton AB T5H 3Z9


Grant Reporting 2018-2019

For those institutions that have completed their Access to Holdings Project, please fill out the Access to Holdings Program Report Form and submit it to the Executive Director/Archives Advisor. Note that the deadline for grants reporting is April 30, 2019. Please note that the ASA prefers to receive the grant reports via mail.

Federal Grant Programs

As a provincial archival association, the ASA and its institutional members are members of the Canadian Council of Archives (CCA).

For the latest information about CCA and its grant programs, visit the Financial Assistance Programs section of its website.

If you have any questions regarding grants, please contact the ASA’s Executive Director/Archives Advisor at

The Archives Society of Alberta offers financial assistance programs to support the professional development of the province’s archival community.

It should be noted that the ASA does not offer “start up” grants to establish new archival programs or institutions. If you are considering the establishment of a new archival program, please contact the Archives Advisor