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Active Girls Grant

Grants to British Columbia Nonprofits, Athletes, Recreation Departments,
and Schools in Eligible Locations to Encourage Girls Athletics

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

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KidSport Greater Victoria - Active Girls Committee

Deadline Date:

05/01/21

Description:

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Grants to British Columbia nonprofit societies, athletes, schools, and municipal recreation departments in eligible locations to increase the participation of girls in sports and physical activities. Funding is intended to support programming, training activities, camps, conferences, equipment, registration fees, coaching, and other related expenses. Requests will be accepted from qualifying applicants in the Capital Regional District.

The Active Girls grant program seeks to help balance the playing field, encouraging ongoing and increased engagement by girls in sport and physical activity. Grants are available for both individuals as well as organizations.

Proud to Play like a Girl and Performance Development Individual Grants 

  • Females aged 10-18 years living in the Capital Regional District are eligible for the awards inclusive of able-bodied, para and special athletes.  (Please select the grant application most appropriate to the nominee's ability and experience - either the Proud to Play Like a Girl grant OR the Performance Development grant.)
  • The $250 Proud to Play Like a Girl award supports girls in earlier stages of participation in a sport OR a physical activity pursuit (e.g. dance, yoga).  
  • The $500 Performance Development award is intended for girls who are pursuing ongoing (at least 3+ years consecutive years) and high-level performance development (3 x/week or more) in sport OR a physical activity pursuit (e.g. dance, yoga).
  • Grant monies should be spent to help cover costs related to attend a training clinic, camp or other form of athletic training, as well as travel, equipment, coaching fees, or program registration fees.
  • Priority is given to applicants who demonstrate the financial need and/or who require support to address other barriers to their participation. KidSport will also consider an applicant’s experience with leadership, teamwork and fair play. Priority will be given to those who have not received previous Active Girls grants.

Funds may be used for (this list is not inclusive):

  • Equipment
  • Skill development clinic/camp
  • Leadership clinic/camp/conference
  • Official
  • Travel
  • Registration Fees
  • Coaching Fees

Play It Forward Organizational Grant: This is a grant, of up to $1,000 per applicant organization. This grant is designed to support community organizations' (municipal recreation, schools, not-for-profits) delivery of physical activity and sport programs for girls aged 10-18 living in the Capital Regional District.  The intent is to support organizations who reach underserved groups of girls, those who offer non-traditional sport and physical activities for girls, or those who are working to increase the participation numbers of girls in existing physical activity and sporting programs. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 161053

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Proud to Play Like a Girl Grant: $250
- Performance Development Grant: $500
- Play it Forward Grant: Up to $1,000

Term of Contract:

Play it Forward Grant is to be spent by May 1, 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

For Individual Grants:
- Females aged 10-18 years living in the Capital Regional District are eligible for the awards inclusive of able-bodied, para and special athletes.
- Proud to Play Like a Girl nominees must demonstrate a sustained sport or physical activity experience (e.g. at least one year led by a qualified coach or instructor).
- Award check will be payable to the recipient’s parent or guardian.

Play it Forward:
- Municipal recreation departments, schools, and registered nonprofit societies may apply.
- Funding may be used for girls aged 10-18
- Applicants must be located in the Capital Regional District.
- Priority may be given to organizations who have not received an award in the previous 2 years.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are now being accepted for Spring 2021, deadline May 1.

Grant decisions will be made and applicants notified by June 1.

Play It Forward: This grant is offered once or twice a year, Spring and/or Fall.

Contact Information:

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

- For Guidelines and Criteria, and to apply online for "Proud to Play Like a Girl" and "Performance Development" grants: https://telus-ccyjr.formstack.com/forms/activegirls1014

- For the Play It Forward grant: Email the completed application pdf to activegirls@kidsportvictoria.ca

For questions, please contact activegirls@kidsportvictoria.ca.

KidSport
250.380.1518
info@kidsportvictoria.ca

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: British Columbia: Capital Regional District;

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