City of Whitehorse
03/15/19 4:30 PM - Deadline for the Recreation Grants, Recreation Facilities/Parks, and Arts/Cultural Facilities
Grants to Whitehorse, Yukon community organizations, groups, and local associations to support recreation programs, projects, and facilities, and arts and cultural facilities. Funding is intended to develop and improve recreation opportunities for local citizens.
Under the Recreation Grant Policy, the City of Whitehorse provides funding assistance to community groups and organizations for recreational purposes. Projects focused on building a healthy community which use recreation as a vehicle to attain positive outcomes for the community may also be funded through this program.
Category 1 - Recreation Grants
Funding may be granted for the following:
(a) Ongoing projects that have proven their worth.
(b) Innovative or special projects that will benefit the community.
(c) Materials/supplies, expendable in nature, that are necessary to the operation of the program.
(d) Professional wages will be considered for projects but not wages for unskilled labor. No ongoing staff wages will be considered.
(e) Senior citizens or disabled people may apply for travel assistance where travel itself is deemed to be the major pursuit of the program. A disabled individual will mean: A person with a disability is a person first, who in some aspects of their lives may require support due to either a physical, or cognitive limitation.
(a) Projects designed to enhance the recreation leadership base in Whitehorse.
(b) Airfare, accommodation and meal costs for instructors will be considered for funding:
(i) Meal costs at a per diem of $40.00 per day
(ii) Airfare based on the cost of a return airline ticket from Calgary, Edmonton or Vancouver at the lowest economy airfare (booked 2 weeks in advance)
(c) Professional wages will be considered on an individual application basis.
(d) Honoraria to a maximum of $175.00 per day.
(a) Projects of a capital nature, whose total cost exceeds $500 and that have a life expectancy of four years or more, may be eligible for funding.
(a) For major equipment purchases, funding will be on a cost sharing basis – maximum of 50% City of Whitehorse grant funds.
Category 2 - Recreation Facilities / Parks
Funding may be available for use in ongoing operation and maintenance costs for non-City owned public recreation facilities. Funding is also considered for program and assistance capital improvements (as outlined under Category 1).
- Park enhancement projects that include a neighborhood park development must involve a neighborhood group, community association, or service club.
- Where the City of Whitehorse maintains a lease on the property, but not the facility, a group is still eligible to apply for funding. (See item Capital (h))
- The facilities must be operated by non-profit societies, groups and organizations.
Category 3 - Arts / Cultural Facilities
- Funding may be available for use in ongoing operation and maintenance costs for non-City owned public facilities of an arts and/or heritage nature. Funding is also considered for program assistance and capital improvements (as outlined under Category 1)
- Where the City of Whitehorse maintains a lease on the property, but not the facility, a group is still eligible to apply for funding.
- The facilities must be operated by non-profit societies, groups and organizations
GrantWatch ID#: 178092
The City is unable to provide guaranteed funding beyond the current year.
The applicant must be a Whitehorse group or organization, or a Yukon Association where the membership and project are Whitehorse based.
Corporations are not eligible for funding.
A Yukon Association and the Whitehorse organization affiliate (i.e. club) may both submit applications, providing both projects take place in Whitehorse and the requests are for different projects. That is, they cannot include different components of the same project.
Preference is given to local clubs which provide support for recreational activities at the local community level.
Grant applications are not accepted from any group or organization with an outstanding Accountability Statement of more than one year.
Grant applications are not accepted from any group or organization that is overdue on money or obligations owed to the City of Whitehorse.
Joint applications are acceptable; however, the groups must identify which group is responsibility for Finances and Accountability.
Retroactive funding will not be considered. Retroactive funding is defined as funding of an activity/project after it has commenced or is completed. If an activity takes place between the application deadline and the awarding of funds, it will not be considered retroactive funding. However, there is no guarantee the project will be funded.
Category 1, Program Assistance - Items NOT eligible for funding include:
-Festivals and community special events
-Facility user fees for City operated facilities
-Fund raising events
-Trophies, medals, ribbons, plaques, pins, pictures, or other awards
-Items and programs funded by the Yukon Recreation Advisory Council (YRAC)
Category 1, Leadership Development: Items NOT eligible for funding include:
-Facility fees for City operated facilities
-Events held outside the City of Whitehorse
Category 1, Capital - Funding will not be provided to projects that occur on privately
owned property. The property must be under the jurisdiction of the City (City owned or leased to the City), or the Government of Yukon via a lease, license of occupation, or land use permit, or the Federal Government via a lease or land use permit.
Category 1, Equipment - Items that will NOT be considered for funding include:
- Costumes, uniforms, trophies, medals, crests, etc
-Office furniture and office equipment including computers/software
There are two deadlines per year:
(1) Category 1 Applications – March 15 and September 15
(2) Category 2 and Category 3 Applications – March 15
All applications must be received by the City of Whitehorse prior to 4:30 p.m. on the deadline date. Should the application deadline occur on a non-business day, the application deadline shall be 4:30 p.m. of the next business day.
Within ten weeks of the application deadline, applicants will be notified in writing as to their status.
Capital projects and major equipment purchases will be funded on a cost-sharing basis with a maximum of 50% City of Whitehorse grant funds.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit Completed Applications to:
City of Whitehorse, 2121 Second Avenue, Whitehorse or Canada Games Centre, 200 Hamilton Blvd.
For questions regarding your application, please contact Krista Mroz at 668-8331 or firstname.lastname@example.org
City of Whitehorse