2016/17 Equipment Grant Program – call for applications

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The Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council (Partners Council) 2016/17 Equipment Grant Program offers First Nations, Métis Chartered Communities and Aboriginal Friendships Centres across British Columbia the opportunity to apply for funds to purchase sport, recreation and/or physical activity equipment. The equipment must be used to promote healthy active lifestyles by reducing barriers and increasing access to sport, recreation and physical activity programs. This release of the Equipment Grant Program is delivered through the Partners Council’s Regional Selection Committees, inclusive of the Northwest, Northeast, Interior, Fraser, Vancouver Coastal and Vancouver Island regions. Regional Selection Committees will be responsible for evaluating the applications submitted by communities/organizations from all regions and awarding the grants.
 
The deadline for Equipment Grant Applications is October 14th, 2016 at 4 pmApplications must include:            
  • Official purchase quote or statement from retailer(s), vendor, or distributor
  • Letter(s) of support

Please read the information below before proceeding to the application form : 2016/17 Equipment Grant Program Application 

ELIGIBILITY
All First Nations, Metis Chartered Communities and Friendship Centres are eligible to apply. In addition, some community not-for-profit organizations that deliver Aboriginal sport, recreation and/or physical activity programs will be eligible to apply. Due to limited funds, not all applications will be selected.

APPLICATION DEADLINE
All applications (including official purchase quotes or statements from a retailer, supplier or distributor) must be received on or before 4 pm (PST), Friday October 14th, 2016.  Note: Successful applicants will be notified in November 2016

FINAL REPORT
All grant recipients will be required to complete and submit a final report. The report form will be provided by the Partners Council.

SOME GENERALLY APPROVED EQUIPMENT:

  • Volleyball & Basketball equipment (excluding jerseys and other apparel)
  • Soccer, Tetherball& Dodgeball equipment (excluding jerseys and other apparel)
  • Hockey, Lacrosse and Floor Hockey equipment (excluding jerseys and other apparel)
  • Baseball/Softball, and Badminton equipment (excluding jerseys and other apparel)
  • Skis and Snowshoes
  • Canoes and Kayaks
  • Yoga Mats and blocks
  • Archery and Curling Equipment
  • Nordic Walking Poles and Jump Ropes
  • Steeplecourse, Disc Golf and Golf clubs

For more information, visit :http://aboriginalsportbc.ca/201617-equipment-grant-program-call-for-applications/

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