Gender Equity in Recreational Sport Funding

 November 21, 2019
Posted by smiklosovic


Applications are now open! The Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA) is providing a grant program to fund community-level projects that aim to increase the participation and/or retention of girls and women in recreational sport.


Objectives

The specific objectives of this initiative are to increase the participation and/or retention of girls and women in recreational sport in Canada by:

  • Supporting the implementation of targeted community-level interventions through programs, events, practices and/or policy changes which have the potential to increase the participation and/or retention of girls and women in recreational sport in Canada via this funding opportunity
  • Supporting knowledge sharing and/or the development of tools and resources aimed at increasing the participation and/or retention of girls and women in recreational sport in Canada
  • Supporting innovative projects to explore responses to known barriers to the participation and/or retention of girls and women in recreational sport in Canada
  • Supporting the evaluation of the impact of these interventions so that evidence will be collected and successes adopted in other communities


Eligibility

  • Canadian municipalities, villages, towns
  • First Nations, Métis, Inuit or other Indigenous communities
  • Not for Profit Organizations are invited to apply, but must include a Letter of Support which clearly demonstrates the direct partnership with the city/village/town/municipality/community that their project proposal will serve
  • Eligible communities may submit a maximum of two (2) applications per funding cycle


Funding Details

It is anticipated that in the first year (2019-20), a minimum of 35 grants will be awarded in three categories:

  • 15 grants worth up to a maximum of $2,500 each (up to $37,500 in total)
  • 13 grants worth up to a maximum of $5,000 each (up to $65,000 in total)
  • 7 grants worth up to a maximum of $15,000 each (up to $105,000 in total)


Allowable Costs

  • Participant training/registration fees
  • Venue costs/room rental fees
  • Contractor fees and honoraria
  • Direct marketing and communications costs to promote the initiative (writing, translation, graphic design, printing, etc.)
  • Travel costs related to carrying out the initiative
  • Promotion (distribution, mailing, web, social media, etc.)
  • Materials and office supplies
  • General support costs to implement policy changes and new approaches


How to Apply

  • Submit your application online here by December 15, 2019
  • Notice of Decision: January 15, 2020

For more information, visit https://womenandgirlsinrecsport.ca/