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Community Healthy Living Fund

Organization: Department of Seniors Wellness and Social Development
Description: The Community Healthy Living Fund offers support to communities, community groups, recreation committees and organizations to plan and deliver initiatives to improve the health and well-being of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians and to enhance opportunities for people to live healthy, active lifestyles.

The new Community Healthy Living Fund replaces the following provincial grant programs:

  • Seniors Recreation Grant Program
  • Provincial Health and Wellness Grant Program
  • Age-Friendly NL Organization Grant Program
  • Community Recreation Support Program (Capital Grant, Physical Activity Equipment Grant and Community Recreation Development Grant).

Maximum Funding Amount: Dependant on which component you are applying for.

RBC Play Hockey Physical Activity

Organization: Royal Bank of Canada(RBC)
RBC knows it takes a lot to make hockey happen, so we’d like to help those who work hard so we can all just play. RBC Play Hockey™ offers 20 grants, in the amount of $25,000 each to be awarded across North America. In addition, each recipient will now receive one year of financial advice from RBC. Grants are awarded to community hockey organizations, sports associations, and hockey-minded individuals with great ideas to grow the game and keep hockey vital.
Area of Funding:
hockey, children and youth, physical activity,
Maximum Funding Amount: $25,000

ParticipACTION Teen Challenge

Organization: ParticipACTION
Teen Physical Activity Grants can help turn a bright idea for a teen physical activity program into a reality. Grants of up to $500 can go towards anything that will help teens get moving. If it helps bring a teen physical activity program to life, the ParticipACTION Teen Challenge can support the program by making funds available. Recreation NL is the provincial coordinator of this program.
Area of Funding:
youth, physical activity, transportation, equipment, rental fees, instruction/coaching, healthy eating
Maximum Funding Amount: $500

Para-Equipment Fund

Organization: Canadian Paralympic Committee
The Para-equipment fund aims to assist local and provincial organizations in delivering recruitment programming. It is designed to facilitate the participation of an increased number of people with a disability in Parasport by expanding the availability of introductory-based equipment, particularly for first contact and equipment loan programs. Grants are awarded to cover 50 per cent of the total cost of equipment up to a maximum of $5,000.
Area of Funding:
equipment, inclusion, physical activity
Maximum Funding Amount: $5,000

Specialized Program Fund

Organization: School Sports NL
Description: The Specialized Program fund is intended to help schools by providing funding in order to provide opportunities for under represented students to participate in extra-curricular non traditional sport, physical activity and recreation as an extra curricular program.  Grants range from $200-$500 . Grants are awarded yearly so if your school applies after the deadline it will be placed in consideration for the next school year. For more information on the grant criteria and the definition of an under represented student  please see the application please check our website.
Area of Funding: Physical Activity, Schools, non-traditional sport
Maximum Funding Amount: $200 – $500