Funding Sources

SPRA Forever…in motion Grant: Application Deadline - Nov 15, 2017

The motion Grant supports communities in the development, implementation and delivery of a motion program. These programs provide safe physical activity opportunities for older adults living in Saskatchewan. motion groups are led by peer volunteer leaders or staff who have taken the Forever…in motion Leader training. This training includes: information on how to lead safe exercise programs for older adults, chronic conditions and preventing falls as well as lots of practical hands-on experience. Forever…in motion Leaders are required to participate in a 20-hour Forever…in motion Leader training.

Get Active Grants (NWT) - Application Deadline October 2, 2017

Get Active funds community events that get people more physically active in the NWT. Community organizations are encouraged to apply for $750, $850 or $1000 to organize and deliver community-oriented physical activity events. Applications will be approved on a first come – first serve basis.

SPRA First Nation Member's Recreation Grant: Deadline - October 31, 2017

The purpose of the SPRA First Nation Member’s Recreation Grant is to assist First Nation members in developing recreation opportunities in First Nation communities within Saskatchewan. This grant will focus solely on the development of recreation opportunities for First Nation people of Saskatchewan. Recreation plays a key role in promoting healthy lifestyle choices and should be available to all Saskatchewan residents. The SPRA First Nation Member’s Recreation Grant is a one-time-only grant and will fund a one-timeonly recreation opportunity. The successful applicants will have outlined how their program will promote the continued development of recreation in their community. There is an opportunity for other sectors within the community to partner, but the application must be submitted by the recreation department or contact.

Dreamcatcher Charitable Foundation Sport and Recreation Grant - Deadline July 31, 2017

The Dreamcatcher Charitable Foundation is a registered foundation designated to provide support and address situations unique to the First Nations community. The Foundation will supply grants to individuals with a goal of developing youth as future community leaders.

See also the Educational support sector, Health Sector and the Arts & Culture sector grant criteria and deadlines (various dates).

Glooscap First Nation among Annapolis Valley locations to receive provincial recreation funding

NS Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister Leo Glavine announced $257,000 in grants for a dozen recreation and community projects across the Valley, including $30,000 slated for the first nation’s outdoor recreation complex.

Glooscap Chief Sidney Peters said he was happy to see the province become a partner on the project. “Activity and recreation is something we have to do for the well-being of our community members and our elders and an opportunity for people to gather,” he said. The new facility, still in its design phase, will have a playground, community garden and a cultural component.

Colin Chisholm, The Hants Journal

Grants for Building Social Connectedness in Communities (BC): Deadline May 30

The Healthy Communities Capacity Building fund (HCCBF) supports partnership development and innovative collaborative action between local governments, health authorities, and other community partners. Two streams of funding are available to local governments who are working in partnership with other sectors to improve social connectedness in communities or regions; Stream One: Cultivating Connections and Stream Two: Resilient Streets Demonstration Communities.

Get Active Grants (NWT) - Application Deadline May 31, 2017

Get Active funds community events that get people more physically active in the NWT. June is Recreation and Parks Month. We want to help communities celebrate by offering a grant $400 to organize and deliver a community-oriented physically active event in June.

Promoting Life-skills in Aboriginal Youth (PLAY) program - Deadline May 26, 2017

The Promoting Life-skills in Aboriginal Youth (PLAY) program partners with more than 85 First Nations communities and urban Aboriginal organizations across Canada to deliver safe, fun and educational programming for Aboriginal children and youth. Each uniquely tailored play-based program is designed to enhance educational outcomes, improve peer-to-peer relationships, increase employability and improve physical and mental health amongst Aboriginal children and youth.

By applying for the PLAY Program your community and/or urban organization can receive:

  • Financial support to pay for up to half a local youth worker's salary to implement the PLAY Program;
  • Financial support to pay for up to $8000 in program expenses;
  • Specialized coaching and training from Right To Play staff;
  • Extensive professional development opportunities for youth workers including participation in three workshops with other PLAY Program youth workers from across the country.

Collaborative to Support 35 On The Land Projects in 2017

This year, the NWT On The Land Collaborative will distribute $634,845 to 35 projects across the territory that connect NWT residents with their land, culture, and community. On the land programs promote community, family, and individual wellbeing, and are vital to healthy ecosystems and economies. 

Funded projects range from support for a canoe trip for grade nine students, for healing and wellness camps for youth in Rádeyįlįkóé (Fort Good Hope), Trails on the Land, a 10-day trip beginning in Tuktoyaktuk that will take youth and elders through the traditional hunting territory of their ancestors; a land-based youth mentorship project coordinated by the Deh Gah Gotine First Nation; a boating program for Tłįchǫ youth that teaches traditional knowledge and skills; and a hide tanning camp in Łutsel K’e. In addition to financial support, funded projects may also receive equipment, training, and program support.

Media Release

Hoop dreams come true:Toronto Raptors give $50K grant to Indigenous basketball program

The Thunder Hawks Indigenous basketball program at Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School in Thunder Bay, Ont., which is run by the Northern Nishnawbe Education Council, has been awarded a $50,000 Toronto Raptors Community Action Grant to help promote the sport both in the classroom and in the 24 remote First Nations communities it serves. Some of the money will go towards new equipment, uniforms and even running shoes.

Cathy Alex, CBC News

Equipment Grant: I·SPARC (The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council) - Deadline Apr 19

The Equipment Grant Program offers First Nations, Métis Chartered Communities and Aboriginal Friendships Centres across British Columbia the opportunity to apply for funds to purchase sport, recreation and/or physical activity equipment. The equipment must be used to promote healthy active lifestyles by reducing barriers and increasing access to sport, recreation and physical activity programs.

The Equipment Grant Program is delivered by I·SPARC - the Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council (formerly known as Aboriginal Sport, Recreation, and Physical Activity Partners Council) through each of its Regional Committees, inclusive of the Northwest, Northeast, Interior, Fraser, Vancouver Coastal and Vancouver Island regions. 

Canada Post Community Foundation for Children - Grant deadline April 5, 2017

Funding from the Canada Post Community Foundation for Children is now available. The annual grant application process is open, and the deadline to receive applications is April 5, 2017. Registered charities, school programs and community organizations are invited to apply for funding of projects consistent with the Foundation’s objective to support initiatives that benefit children.

S'cool Life Fund! - Deadline March 31, 2017

Available to Canadian non-tuition public elementary schools (K-8).

Since launching in 2005, the S'Cool Life Fund has provided grants for 975 D.R.E.A.M.S. (Drama, Recreation, Extra-Curricular, Arts, Music, or Sports) projects across the country worth almost $2.6million helping to make school life more enjoyable for thousands of public elementary school kids (K-8).

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