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Hosting BC Grant

Grants to British Columbia, Canada Non-Profits
& Public Agencies for Community Sports Events

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Province of British Columbia, Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development

Deadline Date:

02/18/15 11:59 PM PDT


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Grants of up to $35,000 to British Columbia, Canada non-profits, sports or community organizations, and public agencies to host a program that facilitates sports, economic, and community development. Funds may be used solely for event operations costs. The goals of this grant program are to:

-Strengthen sport, economic, and community impacts in alignment with one of the provincial priorities of high performance sport excellence;

-Generate economic and tourism impacts in the host community;

-Help communities, organizations, and volunteers enhance their event hosting capacity to attract larger, more prestigious events;

-Build BC’s international profile and reputation as an exceptional major event host; and

-Support the high performance development pathway for BC’s athletes based on the Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) framework.

Funding Amounts:

1) International Event - World Cups and World Championships Up to $35,000
-Event must be sanctioned by IF and involve competition between athletes selected by the sport’s recognized NSO’s.

2) Other International Events (including Nor Am) Up to $20,000
-Event must be sanctioned by relevant IF and/or NSO
-Must involve competition between athletes selected by recognized NSOs

3) National Championships Up to $15,000
-Event sanctioned by NSO and national champion declared
-Minimum of 6 provinces/territories represented
-Athletes selected by recognized P/TSO

4) Western Canadian - Up to $10,000
-Sanctioned by NSO and/or PSO
-Minimum of 4 Provinces/Territories represented
-Club or Provincial/Territorial team

5) Provincial Championships Up to $10,000
-Sanctioned by PSO
-Minimum of 6 regions in B.C. participating

6) Regional Championship Up to $10,000
-Sanctioned by PSO and leads to a provincial championship
-Minimum of 6 regions in B.C. participating
-Club or Representative teams

7) Invitational Events Up to $10,000
-Sanctioned by PSO
-Significant participation
-Ability to contribute to sport, economic, and community development
-For Invitational events only: Sports that do not currently fall under the jurisdiction of a PSO do not require sanctioning but must demonstrate how the event will develop the sport in B.C. to align with the Provincial Sport System.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 151499

Estimated Size of Grant:

International Events are up to $35,000 or $20,000. All other grants are up to $10,000.

Term of Contract:

The event must take place between April 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applications may be submitted by a not-for-profit organization that is operating as a:
-National Sport Organization (NSO)
-Provincial Sport Organization (PSO) registered in BC;
-Community organization, club or association;
-BC municipality, regional district, other local government body, Aboriginal bands or community associations;
-Federally or provincially registered society.

Events must:
-Take place in British Columbia;
-Be sanctioned by an appropriate, recognized organization (PSO, NSO, International Federation (IF), etc.);
-Be identified as part of the PSO’s and/or NSO’s Canadian Sport for Life implementation plan (see Appendix 3).

Not Funded:
-Events that are unconfirmed or still in the bidding process
-Sport festivals or participation focused events
-BC Elementary, Middle, and High School Championship events
-Hosting multi-sport events (i.e. multi-sport Games)
-Sport development/training camps
-Provincial, national, or international conferences, congresses, symposiums, Annual General Meetings, etc.
-Capital expenditures, gifting, and prize money

Pre-Application Information:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

778 654 7542

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: British Columbia;

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