2012 EQUIPMENT GRANT PROGRAM Application Guidelines
The Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council’s (Partners Council) 2012 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 will be used by communities and organizations to promote healthy active lifestyles by reducing barriers and increasing access to sport, recreation and physical activity programs for the entire community – from children to elders.
The Equipment Grant Program is delivered through each of the Partner Council’s six Regional Committees, inclusive of the Northwest, Northeast, Interior, Fraser, Vancouver Coastal and Vancouver Island. Regional Selection Committees will be responsible for evaluating the applications submitted by communities/organizations from within their region and awarding the grants.
Guidelines for the 2012 Equipment Grant Program are as follows:
All First Nations, Métis Chartered Communities and Friendship Centres are eligible to apply. In addition, some provincial not-for-profit organizations that deliver Aboriginal health promotion programs will be eligible to apply for a grant. Due to limited funds, not all applications will be selected.
Grants of up to $2500 are available. The funds must be used to purchase sport, recreation or physical activity equipment. Under the 2012 program, applications that demonstrate shared use of equipment available to a large number of community members will rank highest within the application evaluation process.
All applications (including official purchase quotes or statements from a retailer, supplier or distributor) must be received on or before 5 pm (PST), Friday October 5, 2012. Applications Forms must be submitted by email or fax to the following coordinates:
Joe Akerman, Manager – Regional Engagement
Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners
email: email@example.com. or Fax: 250.388.5502
Note: Successful applicants will be notified in November 2012
All grant recipients will be required to complete and submit a final report by March 1, 2012. The report must include all original equipment purchase receipts. The report form will be provided by the Partners Council.
Funds for the 2012 Equipment Grant Program have been made available through a generous contribution from the Sport Branch of the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development. The program is being delivered through the support of the three Partner Council Agencies – BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres, interim First Nations Health Authority, and the Métis Nation BC.