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Recreate Grant

Communities ChooseWell is pleased to introduce the RECreate Grant! This opportunity provides up to $5,000.00 in grant funding to a maximum of one grant per organization. The goal of the RECreate Grant is to enable healthy living champions to overcome the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic to support physical activity, active living, and/or healthy eating within the context of recreation at the community level. The RECreate Grant is designed to support:

Action: Enable action to improve physical activity, active living, and/or healthy eating within the scope of recreation at the community level

Collaboration: Support collaboration among different sectors to create communities that foster wellness

Equity: Develop environments where the healthy choice is easy, accessible, and sustainable for everyone

Due Date: Apply by September 1, 2020

Learn more here

Community Grants

MD of Greenview provides grants to non-profit organizations to assist with operational and/or capital projects that will enhance and support the needs of the municipal residents. For more information click here.

Due Date(s): October 15, 2020

JUMPSTART

Canadian Tire Jumpstart is a national charity dedicated to removing financial barriers so kids across Canada have the opportunity to get off the sidelines and into the game. Jumpstart helps kids between the ages of 4 to 18 by assisting with the costs associated with registration, equipment and/or transportation for sports and physical activity programming.

Online application form

KIDSPORT 

KidSport Grande Prairie provides support to kids 18 years of age and under to help remove the financial barriers that prevent them from participating in organized sport programs.

For more information & application form click here.

RECREATION FEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

The RFA Program enhances recreation opportunities for low-income families and individuals living in the County. Through the program, qualifying residents can access a ten-punch pass to the Eastlink Centre, Crosslink County Sportsplex or the Beaverlodge Recreation Centre.

For more information & application form click here

Capital Assistance Grant

The Capital Assistance Grant program provides capital funding to non-profit organizations that own and/or operate facilities that provide recreational or cultural opportunities for County of Grande Prairie residents.

Applicants may apply for up to 50 per cent of the total project cost, to a maximum of $50,000.

Application Deadline is September 17, 2020

Apply here

Major Capital Grant

The Major Capital Grant program provides support for projects being constructed or rehabilitated by non-profit organizations whose initiatives provide a recognizable benefit to County residents.

This grant program is for organizations that are requesting funding for projects valued in excess of $100,000.

Application Deadline is September 17, 2020

Apply here

PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE FUNDING

The City of Grande Prairie’s Pursuit of Excellence Fund is designed to provide assistance to athletes, coaches, and sport organizations, to achieve “excellence”.

Athletes, Coaches and Sport Organization Funding & Scholarships

  • Athlete Development Funding
    Applicants may be eligible for up to two-thirds of the funds required; the individual/club is to provide remaining. Funding assistance to attend sports camps is not available from this fund; however, specialized or elite training camps may qualify.Pursuit of Excellence encourages attendance at local clinics. There is also funding assistance available, up to a maximum of $1000.00 per year, for athletes selected to national or provincial teams.
  • Bob Neufeld Scholarship 
    The Committee will review applications for the award of up to 4 scholarships of $1,000 annually to individuals who are pursuing excellence in their chosen sport(s). Applications can be from individual athletes, volunteer coaches or officials who have a desire to further their expertise in their chosen sport.
  • Coaching Development Funding
    Coaching education, particularly locally through clinics, conferences, and symposiums is first priority with the Committee. Applicants may be eligible for up to two-thirds of the funds required; the individual/club is to provide remaining
  • Come Fly with Me Fund
    This award is available to local athletes who require assistance to enhance their training and development and who have demonstrated pride in their community. Athletes must be part of the Grande Prairie sport development system. Committee decisions will be made on the basis of the applicant’s ability to meet fund criteria.
  • Funding for Referees, Officials & Volunteers
    Funding applications received from Referees/ Officials to upgrade their accreditation for their respective sport will be evaluated on an individual basis.
  • Funding for Workshops, Clinics & Symposiums
    Applicants are encouraged to offer training locally to allow for a greater number of Coaches, Officials, Volunteers to benefit from the training.The Committee may approve up to $1,000 towards:

    • Workshops
    • Clinics
    • Symposiums
  • Perky McCullough International
    Excellence Scholarship
    The Perky McCullough International Excellence Scholarship Fund is designed to support local athletes with the best potential for international success. Committee decisions will be made on the basis of the applicant’s ability to meet fund criteria.
  • Travel Funding
    Individuals/Teams representing the Province of Alberta and competing at or below the Junior Level who have qualified to attend national or championship competition, not including Invitational Tournaments, may be eligible for the following assistance.

RECREATION ACCESS PROGRAM

The Recreation Access Program helps ensure all residents have access to leisure, recreation and fitness opportunities. We value providing socially inclusive programs to each individual and family in Grande Prairie. Providing this program to eligible participants removes financial barriers while enhancing community and family connectedness.

The program offers a 75% subsidy on Eastlink Centre memberships and passes to qualifying applicants. This enables participants to access the facilities for only 25% of the regular fare.

Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant

The Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant offers financial assistance to Alberta businesses, cooperatives, and non-profit organizations that were ordered to close or curtail operations, and that experienced a revenue reduction of at least 50%, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eligible organizations can apply for 15% of their pre-COVID-19 revenue, up to a maximum of $5,000 in funding.

Businesses, cooperatives and non-profits can use these funds as they see fit to help offset a portion of their relaunch costs, such as implementing measures to minimize the risk of virus transmission, which could include:

  • physical barriers
  • purchasing personal protective equipment and disinfecting supplies
  • paying rent and employee wages
  • replacing inventory and more

Apply by August 31, 2020

Community Facility Enhancement Program

Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP) funding provides financial assistance to acquire, build, purchase, repair, renovate, upgrade or expand sports, recreational, cultural or other related public-use community facilities.

CFEP Small Funding Stream

Annual application deadlines:

  • January 15
  • May 15
  • September 15

Projects must be completed within 18 months from the date the cheque is received by the organization.

CFEP Large Funding Stream

Annual application deadline:

  • June 15

Projects must be completed and reporting must be submitted within 30 months from the start date of the signed grant agreement.

Community Impact Grant

The Community Impact Grant Program promotes a healthy, vibrant community that embraces diversity and support all of its members. It is through the generosity of our fund holders and donors that we are able to offer these grants to our region. The Community Foundation is honoured to be able to offer these grants to you. Charitable organizations are the heart of the community, making our region a better place to work, play and live. Thank you for the work you do. Together. We are building smarter more caring communities.

 

Co-Op Community Spaces Grant

As Western Canadians, let’s enjoy the spaces that bring us together.

Co-op Community Spaces has been developed to help protect, beautify and improve spaces across Western Canada. In keeping with our ongoing commitment to invest in the communities we serve, Co-op will contribute up to $1 million to help support projects that improve the places Canadians meet, play, learn and share.

DALE CARNEGIE & ASSOCIATES

Dale Carnagie Scholarship

AthletesCAN, together with Dale Carnegie & Associates offers scholarships to enable current and retired national team athletes to enroll in a Dale Carnegie program offered near you.

It will help your performance today and prepare you for your life after Sport.

IG Wealth management

amateur athlete bursary fund

In keeping with our commitment to increasing the financial confidence of Canadians, these bursaries provide our country’s top athletes with some financial piece of mind so that they can focus on achieving excellence in their sport. This fund assists Canada’s elite athletes in covering their training and competition costs giving them the confidence to pursue their training and compete on a national and international stage.

Through the IG Wealth Management Amateur Athletes Fund and our partnership with AthletesCAN, we are proud to play a small role in helping you, our country’s most promising athletes, reach your full potential. As ambassadors and role models, you inspire us all to strive to achieve our personal best.

To date, IG Wealth Management has provided $2 million in bursary funding to hundreds of Canada’s top athletes.

Sarah Burke Foundation

Specifically for Winter Sport Athletes

Awards given to young winter sports athlete who could benefit from a $7,500 scholarships.

InMotion Network

Women & gIRLS IN mOTION & go girl

Use of Funding: InMotion Network’s three Physical Activity funding programs are funded through AGLC gaming proceeds. All funds acquired through gaming must be used in accordance with AGLC policies. The heart of the policy is that all funds must be used on items that are essential to hosting a Go Girl, Girls in Motion, or Women in Motion program. AGLC has determined that all funds raised through gaming endeavours must be used to support not-for-profit organizations in Alberta and as such InMotion Network is not permitted to fund any level of government. Gaming Funds to support the three physical activity projects submitted through schools, towns, municipalities, etc. must flow through local not for profit groups.

Application Form here

grant watch

GrantWatch.com is an online database that sorts through available grants in your region based on your keyword searches (i.e. nonprofit, sport, Alberta, etc.). They let you know what government and foundation grants are currently available through their user friendly grants search and grant summaries.

They are the #1 website for Canadian, local, foundation, and corporation grants with more than 20,535 current grants, funding opportunities, awards, contracts and archived grants.