Gender Equity in Recreational Sport

Frequently Asked Questions

Background

The Gender Equity in Recreational Sport: Community Grants Initiative is a three year initiative led by the Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA).

Through this funding opportunity, CPRA will support community level interventions through programs, events, practices and/or policy changes that aim to increase participation and/or retention of girls and women in recreational sport across Canada.

The goal of the Gender Equity in Recreational Sport: Community Grants Initiative is to support community level interventions that aim to increase participation and/or retention of girls and women in recreational sport across Canada. This effort is part of the Government of Canada (Sport Canada) funding commitment to achieve gender equity in sport at every level by 2035.

Applications for the 2019-20 funding cycle are due December 15, 2019.

Grants are available in 3 levels:

  • Up to $2,500
  • Up to $5,000
  • Up to $15,000

 

Funding is awarded annually, and must be used within 12 months of award.

In 2019-20, CPRA will aim to fund a total of 35 grants, up to a maximum annual contribution of $207,500. The number of grants funded in each level will depend on budget availability.

CPRA reserves the right to award less funding than requested based on budget availability.

Funding Details

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.

Applications will be reviewed by an external Review Team.

Successful applicants will be notified by email on or before January 15, 2020.

Notices of Decision will be sent by CPRA to all applicants. All Notices of Decision are final.

Applicants may revise and resubmit their application for funding the following year.

Successful candidates must submit the following documents according to the schedule below:

  • Signed contract with CPRA: within two weeks (14) days of receipt from CPRA
  • Final Activity Report and Claim Form: within 30 days from the end of the project

 

Per Government of Canada requirements, successful applicants will be required to complete a Final Activity Report and Claim Form.

Failure to submit the Final Activity Report and Claim Form will render the organization ineligible for future funding through CPRA.

More Information

If you require assistance with the application process, please email programs@cpra.ca

Please visit the program website for more details.