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Application process re-launches for local sport programs

By Contributor
August 31st, 2011

The Nelson Grizzlies Rugby Society might be back in the running as applications are now being accepted to help local sport, municipalities, Aboriginal and community organizations increase sport opportunities for West Kootenay-Boundary people of all ages and abilities.

Last year the Grizz received $2,000 for Nelson and area Youth Rugby Development/Rugby for all program in the city, the only Nelson group to receive funding under the provincial program.

The Local Sport Program Development Fund provides grants of up to $2,000 for sport programs that aim to increase access to British Columbians.

This could include opportunities such as clubs establishing a youth division; a new sport program that requires specialized equipment or coach training; or a club that wants to introduce their sport to local schools.

Since 2008, $251,728 from the Local Sport Program Development Fund has been distributed to 69 B.C. communities, benefiting over 8,500 British Columbians involved in sport.

The application period runs from Sept. 1 to Oct. 3, 2011. A second application period will be launched January 2012. Successful applicants receive grants up to $2,000.

Applications are assessed according to the following criteria:

  • Submitted by an eligible applicant using the supplied application form.
  • Align with the purpose of the grant and acceptable use of funds.
  • Show a commitment to partner with other community groups and organizations.
  • Demonstrate commitment to increasing participation in organized sport activities.
  • Demonstrate commitment to delivering programs by qualified instructors (NCCP, first aid).
  • Innovative programs that fit the needs of the participants and the community.
  • Show a plan for sustainability of participation in sport in the community.
  • Show community matching capacity (in-kind or cash).
  • Capacity to complete the outlined program and meet the goals and objectives.

Learn more
Find out more about the Local Sport Program Development Fund:
West Kootenay-Boundary projects funded by Local Sport Development Grants in 2011

  1. Cranbrook, East Kootenay Volleyball Club – Coaching Certification and Coach Leadership Grant: $2,000.
  2. Fernie, Special Olympics BC Society Elk Valley Branch – Swimming and Bowling Sports League: $2,000.
  3. Trail, City of Trail – Pickleball for Everyone!: $2,000.

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