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, 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 to make sure there are grants available for individuals and organizations that allow more inclusivity when it comes to these activities.
Grants for the Winter Season
- Firstly, there are grants of up to $2,500 to Saskatchewannonprofits, municipalities, schools, First Nations, and Canadian Forces Bases to support the operation of indoor ice rink facilities. Applicants can register their local ice rink for funding to support minor capital improvements, COVID-19-related expenses, and operation costs.
- There are also grants to Washington nonprofit organizations 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. Eligible projects are those that benefit residents of Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties.
- Grants of $1,500 and supplies to U.S. snowboarders to promote amateur snowboarding in remote areas. Funding is to support splitboard expeditions that focus on a tour of a region or a single summit. Two separate grants are available: the Jones Backcountry Adventure Grant and the Jones Live Like Liz Award, the latter of which is open only to female applicants. Project location must be in North America.
- Funding is also available to Arizona nonprofits and government and tribal agencies to acquire or develop recreational trails. Funding is to support a wide range of projects, including trails for bicycling, running, hiking, snowmobiling, skiing, wheelchair use, ATV riding, motorcycling, and other off-road motorized vehicles.
- In addition, there is funding for Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia nonprofit organizations for programs to benefit young people in the local community. Funding is for programs in the areas of youth hockey, wellness, education, and community development. Grant recipients must use the funds to support a program or project key to the organization.
- Grants of up to $5,000 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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