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Vancouver Sport Hosting Grants

Grants to Vancouver, British Columbia
Nonprofits to Host Sports Events

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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City of Vancouver

Deadline Date:

10/12/18

Description:

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Grants to Vancouver, British Columbia nonprofit organizations to host sporting events that are likely to bring social, health, economic, and community benefits to the city. Applicants must contact program staff prior to applying. Funding is available for new sport events, local or regional sport tournaments, and annual sport events.

Grant Types:

This program includes three funding options. Event organizers can apply for only one grant that is best suited to their event needs and the nature of the event.

Local or Regional Sport Tournament:
-Community-based events that have a small operating budget
-Sanctioned provincial or regional championships
-Grant covers operating costs only; it cannot be used for capital projects, prize money, to advance a profit venture, or to advance the activities of the host organization

New Sport Event Initiative:
-New ideas and first time projects that further sport hosting objectives including volunteer development, community engagement, and sport development.
-Should serve the mission and objectives of the Vancouver Sport Strategy

Annual Sport Event:
-Recurring annual community sport events
-Sport events that reach, encourage, and draw community-wide participation
-Grant covers operating costs only; it cannot be used for capital projects, prize money, to advance a profit venture, or to advance the activities of the host organization

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180525

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$200,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

Local or Regional Sport Tournament: Funds a maximum of 30% of the total gross operating budget (funding will not normally exceed $10,000)

New Sport Event Initiative: Funds a maximum of 50% of the total gross operating budget (funding will not normally exceed $5,000).

Annual Sport Event: Annual grant will not exceed 30% of the total gross operating budget in a given year. Funding will not normally exceed $15,000 over three years ($5,000 per year).

Term of Contract:

Annual Sport Events may provide up tot three years of funding. After a three-year period, the organization must re-apply for funding support.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

You may qualify for this grant if:
-You represent a not-for-profit organization in existence for more than 1 year
-You are planning a not-for-profit sporting event that will take place in Vancouver

Pre-Application Information:

Applications will be accepted prior to intakes scheduled
-Spring 2018 intake - Deadline: March 29, 2018
-Summer 2018 intake - Deadline: June 22, 2018
-Fall 2018 intake - Deadline: October 12, 2018

Start by contacting program staff about your sporting event. Depending on the scale of your project and your requirements, staff may ask to meet with you to review your application.

Contact Information:

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

Sport Hosting Grant Program
453 West 12th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Y 1V4

604-871-6491
sporthosting.grant@vancouver.ca

Grant Coverage Areas:

City of Vancouver

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

Canada: British Columbia