Equipment Grant Program

The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council’s (I·SPARC) Equipment Grant Program offers First Nations, Métis Chartered Communities, Aboriginal Friendships Centres and some not-for-profit community organizations delivering physical activity and recreation programming to indigenous communities across British Columbia the opportunity to apply for funds to purchase sport, recreation and/or physical activity equipment. The equipment must be used to promote healthy active lifestyles by reducing barriers and increasing access to sport, recreation and physical activity programs.

The Equipment Grant Program is delivered through each of the I·SPARC’s six Regional Committees, inclusive of the Northwest, Northeast, Interior, Fraser, Vancouver Coastal and Vancouver Island. Regional Selection Committees will be responsible for evaluating the applications submitted by communities/organizations from within their region and awarding the grants.


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The Equipment Grant Program offers First Nations, Métis Chartered Communities, and Aboriginal Friendships Centres across British Columbia the opportunity to apply for funds to purchase sport, recreation and/or physical activity equipment. The equipment must be used to promote healthy active lifestyles by reducing barriers and increasing access to sport, recreation and physical activity programs.

The release of the Equipment Grant Program is delivered through I·SPARC’s Regional Selection Committees, inclusive of the Northwest, Northeast, Interior, Fraser, Vancouver Coastal and Vancouver Island regions. Regional Selection Committees will be responsible for evaluating the applications submitted by communities/organizations from all regions and awarding the grants. Applications must include:

  • Official purchase quote or statement from retailer(s), vendor, or distributor
  • Letter(s) of support

ELIGIBILITY

All First Nations, Metis Chartered Communities and Friendship Centres are eligible to apply. In addition, some community not-for-profit organizations that deliver Aboriginal sport, recreation and/or physical activity programs will be eligible to apply. Due to limited funds, not all applications will be selected.

All grant recipients will be required to complete and submit a final report. The report form will be provided by I·SPARC.

EXAMPLES OF GENERALLY APPROVED EQUIPMENT:
(these are examples only, not an exhaustive list)

  • Volleyball & Basketball equipment
  • Soccer, Tetherball equipment
  • Hockey, Lacrosse and Floor Hockey equipment
  • Baseball/Softball and Badminton equipment
  • Skis and Snowshoes
  • Canoes and Kayaks
  • Yoga Mats and blocks
  • Archery and Curling equipment
  • Nordic Walking Poles and Jump Ropes
  • Steeplecourse, Ultimate Discs, Disc Golf equipment, Golf clubs

The funds must be used to purchase approved sport, recreation, or physical activity equipment. Applications that demonstrate the following will rank highest within the application evaluation process:

– A large number of Indigenous people benefiting from use of the equipment
– Easy access, safe storage and shared use of equipment

Large, single-user equipment (i.e. treadmills), electronics, team jerseys or uniforms and sport apparel are not eligible for the equipment grant program.

For more information, please contact:

Director, Sport
Lara Mussell
P:  250.388.5522 ext. 233
F:  1.877.711.5594
lmussell@isparc.ca

Provincial Coordinator, Sport Development & Community Engagement
Dianne Garner
P:  250.388.5522 ext. 238
F:  1.877.711.5594
dgarner@isparc.ca

Administrative Coordinator 
Megan Boddy
P:  250.388.5522 ext. 240
TF: 1.800.990.2432
F:  1.250.388.5502
mboddy@isparc.ca

 


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