Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage (CCH)
02/15/21 - Applications are accepted between April and February.
Grants of up to $2,500 to Nova Scotia nonprofits, government agencies, schools, and church groups that offer sports, recreational, and physical activities to educate providers about gender equity. Applicants should contact the appropriate officer prior to developing an application.
This fund is designed to build the gender equity knowledge and skills of individuals and organizations that deliver physical activity, sport, and recreation in Nova Scotia. It is intended to strengthen the capacity of individuals and organizations to create the organizational cultures, policies, practices, and conditions needed to increase the engagement of women and girls, in all their diversity, as participants, leaders, decision-makers, coaches, and volunteers.
Goals and Objectives:
1. To increase the number of physical activity, sport, and recreation leaders (board members, administrative staff, coaches, program leaders, and others) who are knowledgeable about topics such as:
a) Ways to improve the capacity of organizations to plan, deliver, evaluate, and communicate policies, programs, and services that meet the distinct needs and interests of diverse women and girls, including:
b) Understanding how sex, gender, equity, equality, diversity, and related concepts affect people’s lives
c) Needs, interests, barriers, and opportunities pertaining to women and girls in physical activity, sport, and recreation, as defined by women and girls
d) Ways to create environments that are safe, appealing, and welcoming for women and girls
2. To increase the number of women and girls in decision-making roles, such as board members and administrative staff, in physical activity, sport, and recreation organizations
3. To increase the number of physical activity, sport, and recreation organizations with formal policies, procedures, and plans affirming their commitment to gender equity and equitable resource allocation
Initiatives must help achieve the goals and objectives of the Gender Equity Fund and focus on strengthening the internal operating systems of organizations to better serve women and girls. Examples include education and training sessions; board development workshops; organizational assessment activities; gender and diversity analysis; gender equity policy and action plan development; monitoring, evaluation, or data collection activities, etc. Funding may cover a variety of costs including but not limited to engaging subject matter experts, speakers, and facilitators as well as approved hosting costs and transportation.
GrantWatch ID#: 182405
Initiatives are eligible for 100% funding to a maximum of $2,500.
Initiatives must be completed by March 1st.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
To discuss your proposed initiative and request an application form, contact one of the people listed below:
Provincial Organizations − Contact
NS Communities, Culture and Heritage
Communities Sport and Recreation Division
PO Box 456, Halifax NS B3J 2R5
T 902-424-7622 F 902-424-0710
Local or Regional Organizations − Contact the Regional Manager in your area listed on Page 3: https://cch.novascotia.ca/sites/default/files/inline/gender_equity_guidlines_2018.pdf#page=3
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