Support4Sport Canada Games Sport Equipment Fund
The Support4Sport Canada Games Sport Equipment Fund was made possible by a $1 million contribution from the Support4Sport program as well as a contribution of over $600,000 from the Halifax 2011 Canada Games Host Society. The Support4Sport Canada Games Sport Equipment Fund is designed to support community sport organizations in their efforts to increase participation in sport. The fund will support projects that are intended to increase sustainable, quality, participation-based sport programs by helping to offset the cost of sport equipment. This may include new programs or the expansion of existing programs.
Who can apply?
Local clubs and/or community sport organizations
What don't we fund?
For profit organizations, schools and educational institutions as well as governments and recreation facilities are not eligible for the funds
What Kind Of Initiatives Have Generally Not Been Successful In The Past?
The S4S Canada Games Sport Equipment 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 2015 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.