Equipment Grant Program

DEADLINE EXTENDED:

I·SPARC (The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council) will be accepting applications for its 2020/21 Winter edition of the Equipment Grant Program until February 5, 2021 at 5 p.m..

All First Nations, Métis Chartered Communities and Friendship Centres are eligible to apply for the Equipment Grant.  In addition, some community not-for-profit organizations that deliver Indigenous sport, recreation and/or physical activity programs are eligible to apply.

Barriers to sport and physical activity participation have been further exacerbated by the pressures and restrictions related to the Covid-19 pandemic as communities experience limited access to equipment and to facilities.  In recognition of the need for access to equipment to reduce barriers to participation, we are pleased to announce that for this grant intake, the maximum grant amount has been increased to $3000. Grant applications can range for requests from $500 up to $3000.

The equipment must be used to promote healthy active lifestyles for Indigenous communities by reducing barriers and increasing access to sport, recreation and physical activity programs.


THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT THIS APPLICATION IS
FEBRUARY 5, 2021 at 5 p.m. (PST).

Applications that demonstrate the following will rank highest within the application evaluation process:

  • New programs and initiatives which address gaps in basic access to sport, recreation and/or physical activity
  • A well-defined need for the equipment, plan for its use, and description of the barriers it will help to reduce
  • A large number of Indigenous people benefiting from use of the equipment
  • Easy access, qualified supervision, and shared use of equipment

PLEASE NOTE: Sport Apparel (jerseys, pinnies) electronics (projectors, scoreboards, fitness trackers), large single-user items such as treadmills and items for one individual athlete are NOT ELIGIBLE for the Equipment Grant Program. See a list of generally approved equipment HERE

All applications must include an official purchase quote or invoice from the supplier, and letter(s) of support. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Funds will be awarded either by reimbursement on submission of receipts showing method and proof of purchase, or by direct billing. Equipment placed on supplier accounts will not be eligible.

Due to limited funds, not all applicants will be selected.  All grant recipients will be required to complete and submit a final report which will be provided by I·SPARC.

For more information please contact equipmentgrant@isparc.ca.  Please note that this email account is monitored intermittently and we appreciate your patience in the timeliness for a response.  For more immediate assistance, please contact the Regional Coordinator in your region.