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Grants to Canada Nonprofits for Sports Related Programs
Benefiting Youth in Eligible Regions

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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MLSE Foundation

LOI Date:

01/17/20

Deadline Date:

02/25/20 5:00 PM ET

Description:

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Grants of up to $50,000 to Canada nonprofit organizations for sports related programs that benefit children and youth ages six to 29 in eligible regions. An Expression of Interest must be submitted for review before applying. Funding is intended for recreational and sports programs to develop school success and work readiness, and mental and physical well-being. Programs must be based in and benefit residents of Ontario.

Proposal Impact Areas:

Healthy Body

  • Children and youth need to understand the basics of movement and activity to be happy and healthy.
  • Focus on increased physical literacy and levels of physical activity to ensure youth have a high-quality sport experience within their own communities.

Healthy Mind

  • Physical activity has a positive effect on young people’s brains, improving mental health and making it easier to think and learn.
  • Focus on programming that provides safe physical and psychological spaces and opportunities to belong and foster peer and role model relationships.

Ready for School

  • Children and youth, with the support and skills they need to stay engaged academically, have more opportunities for future success.
  • Focus on providing opportunities to integrate sport and academics.

Ready for Work

  • Sport and physical activity are powerful tools to teach the skills required to gain meaningful employment.
  • Focus on providing opportunities for job-readiness through training that combines classroom and sport learning, to help youth gain both the hard and soft skills necessary for employment.
Criteria for a Community Action Grant:
  • Fit with the MLSE Foundation mission, vision, and values
  • Provide programming through sport that ties to our Impact Areas
  • Provide programming that has clear, measurable benefits to the community
  • Provide programming that builds more inclusive communities and addresses barriers of all types
  • Provide programming that values, fosters and celebrates diversity

For details, see Guidelines in Supporting Documents.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 163927

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$500,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant Amounts: $20,000, $30,000, $40,000, $50,000. Apply for what is needed. There is no preference given to the amount requested.

Term of Contract:

The Grant must be spent within three (3) years of receiving it. The funding for the Project should be completed by no later than July 1, 2023, unless otherwise approved by MLSE Foundation.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants:
The organization must be a registered charity as designated by the Canada Revenue Agency or have a Trustee that is a registered charity, as designated by the Canadian Revenue Agency. The charitable organization associated with the Project Proposal must be located in Ontario and must serve children and youth in Ontario.

The person submitting the Project Proposal must be a permanent resident or citizen of Canada. The person submitting the Project Proposal must be eighteen (18) years of age or older or, in the case of a minor under the age of eighteen (18), have written approval of a parent or guardian (which approval must be submitted with the Project Proposal).

For a list of ineligible requests, see page 1 of the Legal Fine Print document in Supporting Documents below.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant Program Opens: October 29, 2019 at 12:00 PM ET
Expression of Interest (EOI) Deadline: Friday, January 17, 2020
Shortlisted Applicants will advance to the Second Phase and be invited to submit a Full Application.
Second Phase Commences: February 1, 2020 at 12:00 PM ET
Application Deadline: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 by 5:00 PM ET
Final Decisions: Monday, March 16, 2020

Applicants must register their organizations with the Online Application system. Once the Applicant's Organization is approved, Applicant must complete the Expression of Interest questions that will become available in the Applicant's online portal (link in Contacts below).

Approved Finalists will be contacted by a MLSE Foundation representative by June 30th, 2020.

Unsuccessful Finalists will be contacted by a MLSE Foundation representative and offered feedback on their Applications by July 15th, 2020.

The Proposal must be submitted in one of Canada's two official languages: English or French.

Contact Information:

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

Create an Application Profile: https://webportalapp.com/sp/community_action_grants

For Questions or Assistance: FoundationGrants@MLSE.com

MLSE Foundation
50 Bay Street, Suite 500
Toronto, ON M5J 2L2
Canada
Tel: 416-815-5400

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Ontario;

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