Get Active Grants

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.

*ONLY 15 Swim to Survive® Get Active grants are now available! Applications will be approved on a first come, first serve basis. All other Get Active grant categories will re-open in the fall of 2019.

How do I apply?

Applications for Swim to Survive® events are now open! Fill out the online application here. Applications for all other Get Active grant categories will re-open in the fall of 2019.

You must watch the Get Active video at the top of this page for your application to be considered.

When is the application period?

Swim to Survive® applications must be submitted by July 19, 2019! Other Get Active grant categories will open in the fall of 2019 and will close for applications in mid-October.

Funds are limited. Applications will be approved on a first come, first serve basis.

What do I need to do to receive funding?

The following conditions must be met in order to receive Swim to Survive® Get Active funding:

  • An NWT community organization will plan and organize one Swim to Survive® (see details below);
  • The Swim to Survive® event must include Swim to Survive® instructions and be taught by a certified instructor.
  • The event must be free for participants;
  • The event must be open to the public;
  • People must attend the event;
  • The events must occur between June 19, 2019 – August 29, 2019; and

What type of funding is available?

*Currently, ONLY 15 Swim to Survive® Get Active grants are available!

Grants will be awarded in three categories:

  1. Three community-oriented physical activity events – $750
    Example: Dene games, Nordic walking, sliding, snowshoeing, a cross-country ski loppet, community Olympics, or winter golf.
  2. Three Elders events – $1,000
    Example: Elders Yoga, Wii and Tea, Elders jigging party, or walking bingo.
  3. One Swim to Survive® event at a Regional Aquatics Training Centre – $850
    Participants will learn the basic skills needed to survive a fall into deep water taught by a certified Swim to Survive® Instructor. Example: Moose Kerr School Swim to Survive® event held at the Inuvik Aquatics Centre.

When do I get the funding?

Each grant will be awarded in two parts. When an application is approved, half the grant will be sent to the organization. After all events take place and you submit your final report for your events, you will receive the remaining half of the grant.

What can I use the money for?

You can use the grant for costs related to the events, such as:

  • Purchasing or renting equipment
  • Event promotion and advertising
  • Rental space or venue fees
  • Paying an instructor
  • Healthy snacks
  • Travel to a Regional Aquatics Training Centre (for Swim to Survive® events)

Important Dates

  • Applications for Swim to Survive® are being accepted until July 19, 2019;
  • The event must occur between June 19, 2019 – August 29, 2019; and
  • A final electronic report must be submitted by August 30, 2019.

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