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

during COVID-19 with an ARC grant.

Organizations are encouraged to apply for up to $1,000 to host three recreation opportunities that follow public health directives* and are free and open to the public, whether online or in-person; or up to $500 to purchase recreation equipment that is made available to everyone in the community to use for free

* 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 Grant Report

This form must be submitted by July 15, 2021.

How do I apply?

ARC grant applications are closed. Applications will reopen Fall 2021.

When is the applictaion period?

Application period will reopen Fall 2021.

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 15, 2021.

What type of funding is available?

There are 4 categories of grants as described below:

1) Equipment $400

2) Online Recreation $200

3) Physically Distant Event $400

4) Elders Physically Distant Event $500

What type of event will be approved?

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

There are a number of special days in June, which provide the perfect opportunity to acknowledge the many benefits of recreation and parks.

June 2: Clean Air Day; Global Running Day

June 3: World Bicycle Day

June 5: Inuvialuit Day; World Environment Day; National Health and Fitness Day

June 6: Gardening Exercise Day

June 8: World Oceans Day; Best Friends Day

June 10: Farm Workers Day

June 11: Yarn Bombing Day

June 12: Knit in Public Day

June 13: World Softball Day; Axe Throwing Day

June 15: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 16: Fresh Veggies Day

June 17: Dump the Pump Day

June 20: Summer Solstice

June 21: National Indigenous Peoples Day; International Day of Yoga

June 24: Saint Baptiste Day

June 26: National Canoe Day

How do I receive the funding?

Each grant will be awarded in two parts. When an application is approved, half the grant will be sent to the organization.

The NWTRPA will be approving grants in the order in which they are received. All applications submitted online will automatically receive a time stamp (similar to a fax). 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:

  • Event promotion and advertising
  • Equipment purchase* or rental
  • Rental space or venue fees
  • Instructor fees
  • Healthy snacks

Important Dates for Winter 2021-2022

  • Applications will be accepted until the funds are used up.
  • All events must take place on or between October 1, 2021 – March 15, 2022.
  • A final electronic report must be submitted by March 15, 2022.

Who can apply?

We cannot give grant money to individuals, but organizations and community governments are encouraged to apply for the grants to help their community members stay active.


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