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Apply for funding to help your community stay Active, Resilient, and Connected

during COVID-19 with an ARC grant.

** NEW ** Costs of living in the NWT are very different from community to community. We have made changes to how grants are distributed so that all communities are able to provide physical activity events that are free and open to the public. This year we have increased the base amount of $850 (for community events) and $1,150 (for elder events) and will offer additional support to communities where the cost of living is higher (base on the Northwest Territories Food Price Index, found at

* IMPORTANT: Any use of grant funds must be in line with GNWT public health directives at the time the grant is used (for events, this means at the time of the event); please also read up-to-date guidelines for Gatherings and Events. Emerging Wisely: Path to Eased Public Health Restrictions should also be consulted.

2021 ARC Grants

We are no longer accepting applications. Please submit your report using the form below. 

  • Elder Award
    The Elder Award recognizes an Elder that is sharing their knowledge in a good way with community and supporting others to be healthy. In this way, the nominee contributes to and is engaged in community life. The Elder has positive relationships with all generations, themselves, each other, and the land. Criteria The nominee is an Elder The nominee sharing what they know in a good way The nominee is taking care of their health and holistic wellbeing
  • Innovation Award
    The Innovation Award recognizes a community, organization, or individual in the NWT that has developed a creative approach to getting themselves and others active and healthy (particular consideration given to on the Land). This could be a program, facility, group, or anything else. The award recipient demonstrates a commitment to community needs and self-determination of community identity.


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