Fundraising & Grants
Fundraising & Grants
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
Did you know the Canada Post Community Foundation provides funding for school and community playgrounds? To be eligible for funding, applications must meet a list of criteria. The criteria relate to both the applicant (i.e., organization-related criteria) and the proposed initiative (i.e., project-related criteria). Applications will be available March 1st with a submission deadline of April 11! You can learn more on their website: https://www.canadapost.ca/web/en/pages/aboutus/communityfoundation/criteria.page
Would you love to build a new park for your community but don’t have enough funding? If you live in one of the 33 communities with a Western Financial office, you could apply for a Community Infrastructure Grant. Here’s a list of communities in BC that have a Western Financial Office – http://www.westernfinancialgroup.ca/BrokerSearch.aspx
Surrey, Richmond, Duncan and Victoria all built new playgrounds with a Western Financial Grant – http://www.westernfinancialgroup.ca/NewsDetails.aspx?n=186
RBC Learn to Play Community Grants and RBC Learn to Skate Program ($1,000 to $10,000) is awarded to local organizations that teach new skills or sports to kids, and/or expose them to a multiple sports or multiple skills such as swimming or skating lessons. Programs eligible for funding include those that:
- Provide instruction/learning of a new skill or sport that the child/youth would otherwise not have an opportunity to experience; and/or
- Emphasize and expose children/youth to a multi-sport or multi-skill participation experience; and/or
- Implement a new approach/delivery to sport and physical activity through the creation of programs recommended by Canadian Sport for Life.
The application deadline is May 8, 2015. Visit their website to learn more: RBC Learn to Play Grants