The season of winter brings with it many wonderful activities. Whether you prefer drinking hot chocolate and cozying up with a good book or showing off your adventurous side at the skating rink or on the slopes, winter has something for everyone.
And to celebrate this joyous season, GrantWatch will be sharing six grants that fund a variety of winter activities. These activities include skating, skiing, hockey, and snowboarding, as well as other festive events.
According to an annual participation report from Snowsports Industries America for 2019-2020, “25.1 million Americans ages 6 and older participated in winter sports.”
The report also showed that many of the people who participated in these sports had money. It stated that more than 50 percent of the participants fell into the highest income bracket. Winter sports are expensive, which is why it is even more important that there are grants for individuals and organizations to improve inclusivity for these activities. Grants are also important when it comes to creating safe places for people to play and enjoy these sports.
Grants for the Winter Season
- Firstly, there are grants of up to $2,500 to Saskatchewan nonprofits, municipalities, schools, First Nations, and Canadian Forces Bases to support the operation of indoor ice rink facilities.
- There are also grants to Washington nonprofits in eligible counties for youth programs, activities, and opportunities related to skating. Funding is to provide underprivileged youth with the chance to learn to skate or attend a show.
- Grants of up to $25,000 are offered to nonprofits to enhance youth sports in communities where the funder has a business.
- Additionally, grants of $1,500 and supplies are available to U.S. snowboarders are available to promote amateur snowboarding in remote areas. Funding is to support expeditions that focus on a tour of a region or a single summit.
- Grants are available to Arizona nonprofits and government and tribal agencies to acquire or develop recreational trails for public use. This includes trails for bicycling, running, hiking, snowmobiling, skiing, wheelchair use, ATV riding, motorcycling, etc.
- Finally, grants of up to $5,000 are offered to Michigan event producers and artists to provide public outdoor events during the winter months. Funds are available for events and programming that will happen between October and April, in Downtown Grand Rapids.
Looking for other fun grants to get you active this season? Check out GrantWatch’s category specifically for sports and recreation grants.
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