Grants of up to $10,000 to Canada individuals, nonprofits, and qualified K-12 schools for projects that promote independent living by increasing access and inclusion for people with disabilities, and spinal cord injuries in particular. Funding will be provided for initiatives that promote wellness, physical activity, and community participation or for equipment and assistive technology.
RHF is currently accepting applications for Individual and community projects under the following categories:
- Promoting physical activity, wellness and community participation for people with physical disabilities including SCI.
- Support of active living for both community and individual projects. This includes, but is not restricted to competitive and recreational athletic and fitness programs, sport/active living equipment, and rehabilitation/fitness equipment for individuals with a physical disability.
Examples include, but are not restricted to: disabled sailing, wheelchair basketball tournaments, sledge hockey team equipment.
Essential Equipment/Assistive Technology:
- Providing a funding alternative for critically-needed disability supports that are unavailable through existing programs and services.
- Support of accessible built environment, housing, transportation, assistive and technology improvements for both community and individual projects (i.e. accessible play spaces, ramps and building accesses). This includes equipment and/or renovations that maximize independence and quality of life of individuals with physical disabilities including SCI.
- Examples include, but are not restricted to: wheelchair, hand crutches, overhead lift, ramp, pressure relief mattress, hospital bed, bathroom renovation, commode, vehicle hand controls, and adaptive computer equipment.
Initiatives for creating a truly inclusive society:
This includes, but is not restricted to, educational programs, awareness programs, and events, peer support and support services.
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)
Additional Eligibility Criteria
- Resident in Canada
- Registered charities as defined in the Income Tax Act (Canada);
- Elementary and secondary schools (through the school district to the extent that they are qualified donees) that participate in the Rick Hansen School Program.
Ineligible recipients include, but are not limited to:
- Non-Canadian residents
- For-profit entities
- Colleges and Universities
-Federal, provincial, territorial and aboriginal governments
-Crown corporations and entities that are controlled by the federal and provincial government
Estimated Size of Grant
Up to $10,000.
Term of Contract
February 28, 2016: Award letters and checks mailed.
- For individual projects, the recipient will be required to complete a short report including an evaluation of the success of the project and photographs. These reports must be submitted within 6 months of the date of the Award Letter.
- For community projects, the recipient will be required to submit progress and/or final reports including an evaluation of the success of the Project and financial statements of actual expenditures against the budget and photographs. Progress and final report dates will be stated in the Award Letter.