Makadiff Sports is a provincewide not-for-profit organization created to encourage the growth and development of amateur sport through financial support of worthy innovative initiatives. 

Makadiff Sports is about “striving to make a difference to and through community sport.” This organization is founded on the belief that sport can be better, that status quo is not an option in light of the growing number of inactive, sedentary and disengaged citizens. 

Makadiff Sports wants to engage with stakeholders who share our desire to challenge current views and approaches in community sport development and pursue better outcomes. In particular, Makadiff Sports sees a compelling need to propel improvements in the early developmental and mass participation aspects of community sport. 

Makadiff Sports has corporately endorsed the following vision and mission statements:  

Our Vision: Citizens... actively & happily engaged in sport... for life!

Our Mission: To support innovative growth and development of community sport.

The Grassroutes Community Sport Innovation Challenge is our major funding initiative. The Challenge will award grants to deserving organizations with fresh ideas for taking community sport in positive new directions with the goal of enhancing access, active participation and positive experiences.

2018-19 Grassroutes Community Sport Innovation Challenge


The Makadiff Sports Board of Directors is pleased to announce the following as approved grant recipients under the  2018 Grassroutes Community Sport Innovation Challenge (Challenge) program:

The Makadiff Sports Board of Directors through this grant funding, looks forward to successful project undertakings during 2018/19 and is excited about 'Making a Difference' in these Alberta communities!

PLEASE NOTE: A sincere thanks and appreciation to all those other organizations and agencies that submitted grant applications under the 2018/19 Grassroutes Community Sport Innovation Challenge program! The quantity and quality of submissions this year was outstanding, making Board funding decisions extremely difficult. We wish you all every success with your project endeavours.

Please continue to monitor the Makadiff Sports website for future possible 2019 Challenge grant program announcements.