June Get Active Grants

Get Active funds community events that get people physically active in the NWT.  Since 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.

*Applications have closed for 2019 June Get Active grants! Funds are limited and we have received an incredible response from community members. As a result, we can no longer accept further applications for this June. Thank you to everyone that applied!

How do I apply?

Applications have closed for 2019 June Get Active grants!

Check back on May 1, 2020, when next year’s grant applications open. Funds are limited and approved on a first come, first serve basis.

When is the deadline for applications?

Applications have closed for 2019 June Get Active grants!

The application deadline for next year will be May 31, 2020; however, 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 funding:

  • A community organization will plan, organize and host one June is Recreation and Parks Month event;
  • The event must be free for participants;
  • People must attend the event;
  • 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, 2019.

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 1, National Health and Fitness Day
  • June 1, International Trails Day
  • May 27 – June 3, NWT Safe Kids Week
  • June 1 – 8, Water Safety Week
  • June 5, Inuvialuit Day
  • June 5, World Environment Day
  • June 5, Clean Air Day
  • June 8 – 16, National Paddling Week
  • June 15, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
  • June 21 National Indigenous Peoples Day
  • June 24, Saint-Jean Baptiste Day
  • June 26, National Canoe Day
  • June 27, Canadian Multiculturalism Day
  • Celebrating Senior Citizens’ Month
  • Celebrating Recreation and Parks Month

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.

The NWTRPA will be approving grants on May 7, 15, and 31, 2019. If approved, the cheque may take 4 weeks to be issued plus additional days for shipping through Canada Post.

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, 2019*
    • *Please note that applications have closed for 2019 June Get Active grants!
  • All events must take place on or between June 1 and June 30, 2019
  • All final reports are due July 31, 2019

Funders

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