GENDER EQUITY IN RECREATIONAL SPORT

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Background

What is the Gender Equity in Recreational Sport: Community Grants Initiative?

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.

What are the goals of the Initiative?

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.

When are applications due?

The application period for 2020-21 is now closed.

How much funding is available?

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 2020-21, CPRA will aim to fund a minimum of 30 grants, up to a maximum annual contribution of $167,500. 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

How much funding can my organization request?

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.

Who will review my application?

Applications will be reviewed by an external Review Team.

When will I find out if my application has been approved for funding?

Successful applicants will be notified by email on or before January 29, 2021.

What if I don’t get approved for funding?

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.

If I am successful, what are my reporting requirements?

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

What if I need help with my application?

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

Where can I find more information?

Please visit the program website for more details.