APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED
Return to Play Grant Program
Alberta’s government is working to improve the health and wellbeing of the province’s youth and families by creating more opportunities for them to participate in sport, recreation and physical activity. The Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Return to Play Grant is designed to support Albertans in their return to sport, physical activity, and recreation programming.
This grant program is funded by the Government of Alberta and administered by KidSport Alberta and the Alberta Recreation and Parks Association (ARPA). Both have a close connection to community and experience in funding sport, physical activity and recreation opportunities.
Return to Play Grant Stream for child and youth:
KidSport Alberta will accept applications and distribute grants to over 7,000 children and youth to assist with the registration costs for sport programs across Alberta. The grants can offset organized sport registration fees for programs such as swimming, soccer, gymnastics and dance to assist children and youth to get active again. For more information and to apply, please go to: https://kidsportcanada.ca/alberta/provincial-fund/
Return to Play Grant Stream for Organizations:
This grant stream supports community level organizations in their delivery of sport, physical activity, and recreation programming by:
- Providing financial support to sport, physical activity, and recreation organizations located in Alberta to assist with the costs of rejuvenating and sustaining community-level programming; and
- Providing targeted support to sport, physical activity, and recreation organizations located in Alberta that serve persons with disabilities, acknowledging their unique challenges in returning to play.
How to Apply
Applications will be received by KidSport Alberta or Alberta Recreation and Parks Association. KidSport will oversee all sport organization applications and ARPA will be responsible for physical activity and recreation organization applications.
The maximum grant amount available to apply for is $15,000 per organization.
For more information and application forms please go to the following websites
Sport Organizations: https://kidsportcanada.ca/alberta/return-to-play/
Physical Activity and Recreation Organizations: https://arpaonline.ca/sport-physicalactivity-recreation-return-to-play-grant.
Applications are now closed.