Manulife Community Sport Grants
The Sport Fund supports projects that are intended to increase sustainable quality participation sport programs. This may include new programming or the expansion of existing programs.
Who can apply?
Local clubs and/or community sport organizations who are in good standing with their Provincial Sport Organization (PSO), and have their application endorsed by the President of the PSO.
What don't we fund?
For profit organizations, schools and educational institutions as well as governments are not eligible for the funds.
What Kind Of Initiatives Have Generally Not Been Successful In The Past?
The Sport Fund does not normally provide funding for:
- Generally funding is not usually awarded to groups for capital equipment expenditures
- Coach or employee salaries
On average we fund between $200.00 - $5000.00 per grant application. Our average allocation in 2014 was $1600.00.
How to create a successful application:
① Clear purpose and goal(s)
· Who, what, where, when, how & why?
② Comprehensive and well thought out
· Elevator pitch
③ Aligned with CS4L/LTAD (fit within pathway)
· Age stage appropriate
④ Strong explanation of the long-term benefits of the project/initiative
⑤ Sustainability (financially)
· Partnerships, collaboration & REVENUE
The “basic” consideration for all these applications is their ability to positively impact participation rates, (expanding programs, new programs, improving quality to improve retention, etc).
For more information like this please read the FAQ document on the left-hand side of this webpage.
The diagram below illustrates the different stages of our grant application process.