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ARC Grants Are Open!

 September 9, 2020
Posted by NWT Recreation and Parks Association

Looking to keep your community Active, Resilient, and Connected during COVID-19? Apply for an ARC grant today.

The NWT Recreation and Parks Association (NWTRPA) is announcing a re-launch of a unique grant program that helps communities meet a need for physical activity and social connection, while also following public health directives to ensure the health of residents.

“Physical activity and community connections are essential to the resilience, longevity, and overall well-being of people of all ages. We are excited to have the opportunity to continue supporting community recreation through the challenges and restrictions that we face in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Bri Krekoski, Active Communities Director with the NWTRPA.

Organizations and community governments are encouraged to apply for the grants to help their community members stay active by hosting recreation opportunities that follow public health directives, and are free and open to the public, whether online or in-person. Recreation equipment can also be purchased if an organization or community government is not able to host an event, as long as the equipment is made accessible to the public for free. Grants for Community recreation opportunities range from $375 to $750, while grants for Elder recreation opportunities range from $500 to $1,000. ARC grants and are funded by the GNWT and the NWT Seniors’ Society.

Applications for this fall funding are now open, and will be approved on a first-come, first-serve basis. These grant funds are only available for use in-line with GNWT public health directives (for events, this means at the time of the event).

Learn more and apply, by clicking here!