June ARC Grant Program Offers $200–$500 to Celebrate June is Recreation and Parks Month

Starting May 1st, the NWT Recreation and Parks Association (NWTRPA) is offering June Active, Resilient, and Connected (ARC) grants as part of June is Recreation and Parks Month (JRPM). This is a time to celebrate and promote the many benefits of physical recreation and parks for NWT residents.


“Our territory has amazing recreation and on the land programs, leaders, and events that are making a difference in our communities. JRPM is an opportunity highlight the importance of these leaders, programs, and events while also supporting them in the form of ARC grants,” says Sheena Tremblay, NWTRPA’s Executive Director.

Through the ARC Grant Program, the NWTRPA will support organizations in celebrating June is Recreation and Parks Month by hosting one free event for community members to engage in physical activity during the ongoing GNWT Public Health Orders in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


People from all across the territory will have opportunities to take part in these free, safe, physically active and seniors’ events throughout the month of June. Community organizations are able to use ARC grants that range between $200 to $500 to purchase equipment, host one physically distanced event, host one Elders physically distanced event, or host one online recreation event.


ARC grants launched for the first time in June 2020 to support communities during the COVID-19 through recreation. ARC Grants are offered in place of the regular NWTRPA Get Active Grants the NWTRPA offers during JRPM, which in normal times encourage organizations to host free, physically active gatherings in NWT communities.


What you need to know

  • Applications opened on May 1st, and will be approved on a first-come, first-serve basis!

  • Final reports must be submitted by July 15th, 2021. Late reports will NOT be accepted; the remainder of the grant will not be released if late.

  • 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


If you would like assistance with your application or have any questions, contact Active Communities Coordinator, Delanie Vail at dvail@nwtrpa.org or (867) 669-8379.