CPRA encourages all Canadian municipalities and Indigenous communities to apply for funding. Private sport organizations are not eligible.
There will be one annual call for applications to the Gender Equity in Recreational Sport: Community Grants Initiative, which will happen in the fall.
Eligible organizations can apply directly to CPRA via online application. The online application form can be accessed directly here.
Organizations may submit up to a maximum of two (2) applications per funding cycle. Funding is awarded annually, and must be used within one year (12 months) of award.
CPRA reserves the right to award less funding than requested based on budget availability.
The Application Form consists of four sections:
The Activity Description should include:
A brief description of the project/intervention. What issue will this project address, and how will you address it?
How will this project increase the participation and/or retention of woman and girls in recreational sport in Canada?
Supporting the implementation of community level interventions
Supporting knowledge sharing and/or development of tools and resources
Supporting efforts to address known barriers to participation and/or retention
Supporting the evaluation of interventions
A specific link to barriers faced by 1 or more of the priority groups identified below and how the project aims to increase their participation and/or retention:
Girls aged 9-15 yrs
Moms (post natal and/or moms with school aged children)
Girls or women with intersecting identity factors
A description of an evidence-based model/approach that will be used in the development of this project
A specific timeline for the project. Note that project timeline may not exceed 12 months
Details about the project team. ie: their skills, training and expertise
The Budget Description must be uploaded in PDF format and must not exceed one page in length.
The Budget Description should include:
If an applicant organization successfully meets the Eligibility Criteria, their application will be reviewed. Priority areas for adjudication are: