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Canada Healthy Communities Initiative

The Healthy Communities Initiative is a $31 million investment from the Government of Canada to transform public spaces in response to COVID-19.

The Healthy Communities Initiative will provide funding to a broad range of organizations, including local governments, charities, Indigenous communities and nonprofits, for projects, programming and services that help communities :

  • create safe and vibrant public spaces,
  • improve mobility options and
  • provide innovative digital solutions to connect people and improve health.

Deadline: Mar 9 2021 08:00 PM (EST)

Jumpstart Sport Relief Fund

The Jumpstart Sport Relief Fund has two funding streams. Qualified organizations may apply for either stream or both within each period, however, the requests must be clearly justified, and funding will be dependent on overall demand.

Operational Support

Assists organizations with operational and administrative costs, including:
  • Rehiring or training of staff or new employees to meet changing needs;
  • Payment of past due/overdue accounts;
  • Organization Development, including fundraising/revenue generation strategies and operational efficiencies; and
  • Equipment procurement, personal protective equipment, and program delivery adaptations (including start-up expenses related to establishing online programming).

Maximum $15,000.

Programming Support

Assists organizations with the costs of delivering sport and recreational programming, including:
  • Program supervisors, instructors, coaches;
  • Facility costs;
  • Equipment costs;
  • Costs incurred to meet return to play guidelines/provincial health protocols/regulations (e.g., PPE, cleaning supplies, individual equipment for participants, etc.); and
  • Transportation costs.

Eligible programs shall meet the following requirements:

  • Consist of at least 5 sessions/5 hours
  • Engage participants aged 4-18 years old from families in financial need or 4-25 years old for programs primarily serving children and youth with disabilities

Applications Close Feb. 25, 2021 at 11:59pm PT

Healthy Community Grant

The Healthy Community Grant is valued at a total of $35,000.00 and provides grants worth a maximum of $5,000.00 each distributed to organizations across Alberta. The goal of the Healthy Community Grant is to enable healthy living champions to support healthy eating and/or active living within the context of recreation at the community level. The Healthy Community Grant is designed to support:

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

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

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

 

Application Deadline is March 1, 2021 by 11:59 pm

Community Spaces Funding

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 $1 million to help support projects that improve the places Canadians meet, play, learn and share. Since 2015, 132 local projects have been supported with $9.5 million dollars in capital funding.

 

Closes March 1, 2021 at 5PM CST

2019 Canada Winter Games Legacy Fund Society

he 2019 Canada Winter Games Legacy Fund Society is pleased to share the details of the final 2019 Games legacy—a legacy fund of $650,000 designed to support not-for-profit sport and community organizations in the province of Alberta.

“The Legacy Fund Society is now accepting funding applications from Alberta-based sport and community not-for-profits until April 2,” said Guy Pelletier, Legacy Fund Society Chair. “Requests for funding will be reviewed based on their alignment with the values of the 2019 Games and accepted in four categories: athlete and coach or official development; infrastructure or equipment development or acquisition; sport development capacity building; and non-sport or discretionary projects.”

Not-for-profit sport and community organizations in Alberta are encouraged to review the Legacy Fund Society’s application form and criteria available online here. Organizations may also email 2019legacyfund@gmail.com for a copy of the application form.

Applications for the initial funding opportunity are open until April 2, 2021, at midnight.

Gender Equity in Recreational Sport

CPRA has implemented a number of initiatives, informed by best practices and evidence, in an effort to increase the participation and retention of women and girls in recreational sport in Canada. This effort supports the Government of Canada (Sport Canada) funding commitment to achieve gender equity in sport at every level by 2035.

Online application form

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.

OPERATING ASSISTANCE gRANT

The Operating Assistance Grant funds recreational and cultural programming for County residents.

Value: Maximum of $5,000

Funds distributed in late June/early July annually

For more information & application form click here

 

cAPITAL aSSISTANCE gRANT

The Capital Assistance Grant funds improvements and repairs to the physical infrastructure of recreational or cultural facilities that serve County residents.

Value: Up to 50% of project costs, to a maximum of $50,000

Intake: August 1 – September 15 annually.

For more information & application form click here

 

Major Capital Grant

The Major Capital Grant funds construction or rehabilitation to the physical infrastructure of facilities that serve County residents.

Value: This grant is for projects that are valued in excess of $100,000.

Intake: August 1 – September 15 annually.

For more information & application form click here

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.

sMALL AND mEDIUM eNTERPRISE rELAUNCH gRANT

Businesses, cooperatives and non-profit organizations that were ordered to close or curtail operations as a result of public health orders issued by Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health may be eligible.

Applicants will be required to demonstrate a revenue reduction of at least 30% as a result of COVID-19 public health orders.

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.

Community Initiatives PROGRAM  (CIP)

The re-opening of CIP Project-Based grant program will support non-profits in their work to rebuild social connections in Alberta’s communities and support Alberta’s recovery. Non-profit and community organizations will look at the delivery of their programs and services during the COVID-19 health emergency in innovative and creative ways. Please review the CIP Project-Based guidelines for eligibility and funding criteria.

Highlights:

  • Funding will focus on events, festivals, programs and projects delivered in innovative and creative ways.
  • Higher priority will be given to:
    • projects that consider public health measures
    • events and festivals that support economic recover
    • programs and projects that support social connectivity
  • May 15 intake will be combined with the September 15 intakes with notification in March 2021
  • Alberta Relaunch Strategy – Stage 2 started on June 12. Check the website for details and health requirements that may affect your project.

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

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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.