Ontario is now accepting applications for the 2016-17 intake of the Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund, a program which promotes community sport, recreation and physical activity.
Through this grant program, the province will invest $7.2 million in 2016-17 to help Ontarians stay active, with initiatives including:
- Funding new or existing programs that encourage people to be more active and engaged, including those who experience barriers to participation and those who are traditionally less active.
- Supporting physical literacy, so that people can build a foundation for lifelong physical activity.
- Funding training in areas such as coaching, youth development and volunteer development to strengthen the community sport and recreation sector.
In 2015-16, the fund supported 125 projects across the province, with the goal of providing programs and services to over 350,000 participants across Ontario, including about $270,000 to Motivate Canada to train qualified leaders across the province to enhance levels of physical activity and physical literacy among children and youth; $20,000 to the Town of Milton to support the development of a new track cycling program for persons with disabilities; and many more.
- The deadline to apply for 2016-17 funding is January 21, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. EST.
- Interested and eligible organizations can apply by logging on to Grants Ontario, a secure web-based application system that provides one-window access for users to draft and submit grant applications, check application status and manage reports.
- Over $22 million has been invested through the fund since it launched in January 2013.
- Ontario is committed to providing access and opportunities for our children and students to participate in 60 minutes of physical activity, both in and outside of school. Promoting well-being is a key goal of Achieving Excellence, Ontario’s renewed vision for education.
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