June is Recreation and Parks Month Get Active Grants

Get Active funds community events that get people more physically active in the NWT. For June is Recreation and Parks Month community organizations are encouraged to apply for a $400 grant to organize a community-oriented physical activity event in June.

How do I apply?

To apply, fill out the online application. Funds are limited. Applications will be approved on a first come, first serve basis.

Apply Here (the deadline for applications has passed)

When is the deadline for applications?

The application deadline is May 30, 2016

What do I need to do to receive funding?

The following conditions must be met in order to receive funding:

  • A community organization will plan, organize and host one June is Recreation and Parks Month event;
  • The event must be free for participants;
  • The event must be open to the public;
  • The event must occur between June 1 and June 30, 2016; and
  • A final report must be submitted by July 31, 2016.
How much funding is available?

$400 will be awarded to organizations that deliver a June is Recreation and Parks Month event in June that fits within the criteria.

What type of event will be approved

Events that celebrate June is Recreation and Parks Month will be approved.

Events can fall on one of the various celebration dates within June including:

  • June 1, Intergenerational Day
  • June 4 – 10, NWT Disability Awareness Week
  • June 4 – 11, Water Safety Week
  • June 4, National Health and Fitness Day
  • June 5, World Environmental Day
  • June 5, Inuvialuit Day
  • June 6, National Trails Day
  • June 15, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
  • June 21 Aboriginal Day
  • June 26, National Canoe Day
  • June 27, World Multiculturalism Day

Click here for a full list of celebrations in June.

When do I get the funding?

Each grant will be awarded in two parts. When an application is approved, half the grant ($200) will be sent to the organization. After the event takes place and you submit your final report for the event, you will receive the remaining half the grant.

What can I use the money for?

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

  • Purchasing or renting equipment
  • Event promotion and advertising
  • Rental space or venue fees
  • Paying an instructor
  • Healthy snacks
Important Dates
  • Application period: May 2 – May 30, 2016
  • All events must take place between June 1 and June 30, 2016
  • All final reports are due July 31, 2016