Active Spaces & Places Grant Program

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Recreation NL is currently looking to support communities with a grant to support active spaces and places within their community that will ultimately help increase physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviours. Communities can gather ideas from the newly released Active and Spaces Toolkits that were developed in partnership between the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, ParticipACTION and Recreation NL, or come up with a unique idea themselves to implement.

Ideas can range from:

  • The installation of inspiring messages on stairs to encourage taking the stairs instead of the elevator;
  • The creation of signage or stencils for use in parking lots to encourage parking farther away;
  • Hosting an open street concept for families to engage in active transportation;
  • Hallway decals to encourage movement;
  • Or other unique ideas!

Eligible Funding Amounts:
Applicants can apply for a maximum of $500 that supports your community project. All expenses related to the project will be considered as long as it is deemed necessary and supports increased physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviours.

Applications will be reviewed by a review committee. All applicants will be notified by email regarding the status of their application within 4 weeks after the deadline.

Application Deadline: April 3rd, 2020

Click here to apply.

 Reporting Requirement:

A simple follow-up email from the community that will include pictures and a description of the project must be sent no later than 30 days after the project is completed.

Recreation NL may be in contact further depending on the scope of the project for additional information that could be shared at a later with other stakeholders.

For questions related to the application process or for project ideas please contact Victoria Hann at or call 729-0569.

This initiative is supported by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Children, Seniors and Social Development.