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RecTec was the playground supplier for our new Intermediate playground. The playground design and apparatus selection was a collaborative effort involving a parent and Jeff from RecTec. Each day, our intermediate students rush to the playground. The design and equipment fosters social play, cooperation, team work and inclusion amongst all students. The curved, concrete benches are a popular addition to the playground design. Our school community is thrilled with our new playground. Thank you to our parents and RecTec!

General Brock School

Nancy Paget

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Fundraising & Grants

Coca-Cola Foundation Grant Opportunity

The Coca-Cola Foundation strives to make a unique and sustainable difference in the area of active healthy living especially for children and young people.  Funding for a new KOMPAN ICON electronic playground might just be the thing to help combat obesity in some of BC’s urban communities.  By combining the joys of outdoor play with the immersion of video games, ICON brings together two central elements of children’s modern need for play.  Take a video of kids playing in the park and that just might be the new Coke commercial!

For more information visit their website: http://www.coca-colacompany.com/our-company/the-coca-cola-foundation

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Nike’s N7 Fund for Aboriginal Youth

The N7 fund from Nike is inspired by Native American wisdom of the Seven Generations: In every deliberation we must consider the impact of our decisions on the seventh generation.  The N7 Fund provides product donations and grants to Aboriginal communities in support of sports and physical activity programs for youth.

Deadline: November 15, 2014

Range: Up to $10,000

Eligibility: Canadian nonprofits that exclusively serve the Aboriginal community

Website: http://n7fund.com/apply/

New Grant Opportunities

Partners for Places is a successful matching grant program that creates opportunities for communities in the Vancouver area to promote a healthy environments, a strong economy, and well-being of all residents. Through these projects, Partners for Places fosters long-term relationships that make our urban areas more prosperous, livable, and vibrant.   In the first two years, Partners for Places funded 29 proposals for more information on the awardees, please visit www.fundersnetwork.org.

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Max Bell FoundationThe Max Bell Foundation is a Canadian independent grantmaking foundation that pursues its mission and strategic priority by supporting Canadian registered charities with Project Grants, Internship Grants, and Senior Fellow Grants.  The Foundation is interested in supporting projects that promote good health in the broadest sense. We are particularly interested in identifying practical, alternative approaches to the creation and maintenance of the programs and policies which shape Canada’s health care practices.  For more information please visit http://www.maxbell.org/.

 

Capital Funding for New Child Care Spaces

The BC government has funding available to help with the costs associated with the creation of new licensed child care spaces. Under this program, non-profit child care organizations may receive up to a maximum of $500,000 and private sector child care organizations may receive up to a maximum of $250,000 for:

– Building a new child care facility including the cost of buying land or a building;
– Assembly of a modular building and site development;
– Renovations to a building; and/or
– Buying eligible equipment and furnishings to support new child care spaces in an existing facility or as part of the above activities to create new spaces.

For more information, visit their website https://www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/childcare/major_capital.htm?WT.svl=LeftNav.

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The Community belongs to everyone regardless of level and type of ability.

As Recreation Professionals we learn early on in our careers that inclusive leisure can enhance the lives of people with disabilities.  Our aim is to facilitate opportunities for people with and without disabilities to engage in leisure pursuits together.  The folks at Norwell Outdoor Fitness Equipment have their finger on the pulse when it comes to grants and fundraising initiatives.  This month’s list of grant opportunities includes a grant from the May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust.  This grant is awarded to organizations who help remove barriers, promote self-sufficiency and support life-changing services for foster youth, elders, veterans, and people with disabilities.  Trust Funds may be used for general operating support; capacity building; and program support.  Recent grants have ranged from $15,000 to $300,000 and organizations that serve BC are eligible.  To learn more visit their website at: http://www.adminitrustllc.com/may-and-stanley-smith-charitable-trust/for-grantseekers/.

First Nations Communities in BC are eligible for grants from the Dreamcatcher Charitable Foundation.  This grant is awarded to organizations that enhance First Nations communities through sports and recreation, education, arts and culture, and health.  For more information, visit their website at:  http://www.dcfund.ca/index.php?id=funding.

Grants for People with Disabilities