Fundraising & Grants
Fundraising & Grants
Local governments, such as municipalities, regional districts and First Nations, can apply for the Active Communities Grants to increase opportunities for physical activity through improving access, inclusion and/or healthy community design. Each of the province’s five regional health authorities will receive $353,800 to award individual community grants of up to $30,000, with the opportunity for larger combined grants for joint proposals. All projects must be completed by Oct. 31, 2018.
Examples of projects could include a community workshop to create better access and signage for local trails for all users, including those in wheelchairs, or engaging with First Nation Elders to take local youth out foraging and teach them about edible and traditional plants in the area.
Communities that support healthy living make it easier for all residents, regardless of age or ability, to make healthy choices every day. The Active Communities Grants are a result of the B.C. Physical Activity Strategy and action plan that was released in November 2015.
Grants come and go and just because one has expired doesn’t mean it won’t start up again in a year or two. Keep checking grant websites to see if new submission dates have been added!
Creating a playground can be challenging but also very rewarding!
Planning a playground is a very rewarding experience. However, to be successful a typical project requires 90% planning and 10% doing! Our goal at RecTec is to help you create an amazing playground to be enjoyed by community members for years to come.
We have provided a guide on fundraising to help you get started!
The BCAA Play Here initiative will partner with British Columbian communities to refurbish their worn out play spaces, making them safer and better places for kids to play. It could be a splash pad, a community center, or even a playground! The winning play space will receive a revitalization of up to $100,000 from BCAA and its partners.
Nominate a play space in your community at BCAAPlayHere.com today!
Please enter before Monday, May 2, 2016 12:00am PST
Communities invest considerable resources to support recycling as a way to protect our environment and enhance the quality of life of BC’s citizens. The TSBC Community Grant Program provides financial support to communities who have decided to use and benefit from a wide range of recycled tire products in their projects. Rubber surfacing is safe and attractive for all playgrounds.
The 2016 Community Grant Program is now open and will close on or before December 31 2016, depending on the availability of grant funds. Check out their website for more information: http://www.tsbc.ca/grant.php