Community Development Grants

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Our Community Development Grants have two funding streams. The Operational stream assists organizations with operational costs, while the Programming stream helps organizations develop or sustain sports and recreational programming for kids aged 4-18 in financial need and youth with disabilities between the ages of 4-25.

Qualified organizations may apply for one or both streams throughout the year. While organizations can apply for both an Operational or Programming Grant within the same period, the requests must be clearly justified, and funding will be dependent on quality of the application and overall demand.

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The Community Development Grant 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 to build capacity or to cover increased expenses to provide inclusive, safe sport participant experiences, such as but not limited to:

  • Build human resource capacity (program staff, coaches, volunteers), including hiring and training;
  • Hire subject matter expert for EDI training;
  • Increased rental costs or facility updates;
  • Organization development, including fundraising/revenue generation strategies and operational efficiencies; and
  • Rebuilding, expanding or starting a new organization.

Programming Support

Assists organizations with the costs of delivering sport and recreational programming, including but not limited to:

  • Program supervisors, instructors, coaches;
  • Facility costs;
  • Equipment costs; and
  • Transportation costs.

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