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Applications Open for Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund

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Applications Open for Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund

Province Helping People in Ontario Get Active and Stay Healthy

Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport

Ontario is now accepting applications for the Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund, which supports new projects that will help people in communities across Ontario lead healthier lives. 

This grant program supports local, regional and provincial organizations that offer programs and services to keep Ontarians active in sport, recreation and physical activity. Applications are now being accepted for 2017-18 funding, and the deadline to apply is 5:00 p.m. on February 1.

The last round of funding supported 129 projects, which are expected to help more than 220,000 participants. Projects included a learn-to curl program, sport and recreation camps for 500 indigenous youth across Ontario and a learn-to-dive program for 2,000 children ages 6-12.

Helping people in communities across Ontario to lead healthy, active lives is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.

Quick Facts

  • Since 2013, the Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund has supported more than 410 projects across the province, which have helped 428,000 people get involved in physical activity.
  • More than $28.8 million has been invested through the Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund since the program was launched.
  • Making opportunities available for all people in Ontario to get involved in organized sport supports Game ON – The Ontario Government’s Sport Plan.

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Eleanor McMahon

“Our government is a strong supporter of sport and recreation in communities across the province. The 2017–18 Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund will invest in organizations that provide opportunities for Ontario families to lead healthier, more fulfilling lives.”

Eleanor McMahon

Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport

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