Get Active Grants

Looking for Get Active* grants? They will be back once public health and safety measures return to normal. In the meantime, check out our ARC grant program!

*Due to the ongoing, changing realities of recreation during a time of pandemic-related public health restrictions and safety measures, the Get Active program will not be delivered in the 2020-2021 year. However, interested applicants are encouraged to apply for grants through the Active, Resilient, Connected (ARC) grant program. The Get Active Grant program will resume once the GNWT public health authority has cleared the territory to resume normal operations.


Get Active* normally funds community events that get people physically active in the NWT. Community organizations are usually encouraged to apply for $750, $850, or $1000 to organize and deliver community-oriented physical activity events.

Get Active grant applications are currently closed, but may re-open in September 2021 depending on the COVID-19 pandemic.

June Get Active grant applications may open in May 2021 as part of June is Recreation and Parks Month, but this may change due to COVID-19. Keep checking back for the latest information, and follow us on FacebookTwitter, and/or Instagram for updates.

How do I apply?

Due to the ongoing, changing realities of recreation during a time of pandemic-related public health restrictions and safety measures, the Get Active program will not be delivered in the 2020-2021 year. However, interested applicants are encouraged to apply for grants through the Active, Resilient, Connected (ARC) grant program. The Get Active Grant program will resume once the GNWT public health authority has cleared the territory to resume normal operations

When is the application period?

Due to the ongoing, changing realities of recreation during a time of pandemic-related public health restrictions and safety measures, the Get Active program will not be delivered in the 2020-2021 year. However, interested applicants are encouraged to apply for grants through the Active, Resilient, Connected (ARC) grant program. The Get Active Grant program will resume once the GNWT public health authority has cleared the territory to resume normal operations.

What do I need to do to receive funding?

Visit the new ARC grant program page for information on how to apply to receive funding.

What type of funding is available?

Visit the new ARC grant program page for information on what type of funding is available.

Due to the ongoing, changing realities of recreation during a time of pandemic-related public health restrictions and safety measures, the Get Active program will not be delivered in the 2020-2021 year. However, interested applicants are encouraged to apply for grants through the Active, Resilient, Connected (ARC) grant program. The Get Active Grant program will resume once the GNWT public health authority has cleared the territory to resume normal operations.

When do I get the funding?

Visit the new ARC grant program page for information on how to apply to receive funding and when you will get the funding if your application is successful.

What can I use the money for?

Visit the new ARC grant program page for information on what type of funding is available and how the grant money can be used.

Prize Pack Information

Visit the new ARC grant program page for information on prize packs.

Important Dates for Winter 2020-2021

Visit the new ARC grant program page for information on important dates for winter 2020-2021.

Due to the ongoing, changing realities of recreation during a time of pandemic-related public health restrictions and safety measures, the Get Active program will not be delivered in the 2020-2021 year. However, interested applicants are encouraged to apply for grants through the Active, Resilient, Connected (ARC) grant program. The Get Active Grant program will resume once the GNWT public health authority has cleared the territory to resume normal operations.

What resources are available?

Visit the new ARC grant program page for information on available resources.

Due to the ongoing, changing realities of recreation during a time of pandemic-related public health restrictions and safety measures, the Get Active program will not be delivered in the 2020-2021 year. However, interested applicants are encouraged to apply for grants through the Active, Resilient, Connected (ARC) grant program. The Get Active Grant program will resume once the GNWT public health authority has cleared the territory to resume normal operations.

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