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community grants initiative

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.

Through this funding opportunity, CPRA will support community level interventions through programs, events, practices and/or policy changes that aim to increase participation and/or retention of girls and women in recreational sport across Canada.

Applications close December 11, 2020

For more information & application form click 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.

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

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.

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.

BETTER TOGETHER COVID-19 RESPONSE GRANT

Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta supports charitable organizations working to create and sustain a healthy and resilient Northwestern Alberta where everyone is valued, contributes and has a strong sense of belonging.

The Better Together COVID-19 Response Fund is for charitable organizations serving those affected in Northwestern Alberta by the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants will be made based on need and available funding.

Apply Here

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

Community Giving driving economic prosperity

At CWB Financial Group, we want to ensure we’re making the greatest possible impacts towards driving economic prosperity for Canadians and the communities where we operate. Our community investment program contributes to economic success through corporate donations and sponsorships by focusing on two areas of giving: Enabling Business and Promoting Inclusivity.

Apply here

SHaw Partnership

We invite charitable organizations to apply to Shaw for a cash or in-kind donation. Applications are reviewed four times per year in the Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer.

Apply here

Western Communities Foundation

Each year the Western Communities Foundation awards a series of $5,000 Infrastructure Grants to support projects identified locally in each town.

To apply schedule an appointment at our local branch.

Beaverlodge

Grande Prairie

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