June Get Active Grants

Get Active funds community events that get people more physically active in the NWT.  June is Recreation and Parks Month. We want to help communities celebrate by offering grants of $400 to organize and deliver a community-oriented physically active event in June.

Find out more about June is Recreation and Parks Month.


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.

When is the deadline for applications?

The application deadline is May 31, 2018.

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 take place during the month of June; and
  • A final report on your event must be submitted by July 31, 2018.

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?

Applicable events include those that celebrate June is Recreation and Parks Month or Senior Citizens’ Month.

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

  • June 1, Intergenerational Day
  • June 2, National Health and Fitness Day
  • June 2, National Trails Day
  • June 2 – 9, Water Safety Week
  • June 5, World Environmental Day
  • June 5, Inuvialuit Day
  • June 15, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
  • June 21 Aboriginal Day
  • June 23, Saint-Jean Baptiste Day
  • June 26, National Canoe Day
  • June 27, World Multiculturalism Day

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 the final event report is submitted, the remaining half of the grant will be sent.

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
• Pay an instructor
• Healthy snacks

Important Dates:

  • Application period: May 1 – May 31, 2018
  • All events must take place on or between June 1 and June 30, 2018
  • All final reports are due July 31, 2018



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