Sport, physical activity & recreation
Return to Play Grant
We know Albertans have been missing out on sport, physical activity, and recreation due to the pandemic. The Return to Play Grant is designed to provide financial support to organizations that will facilitate Alberta’s youth (age 18 and under), families and individuals with disabilities' return to being physically active in their communities!
The opportunity is funded by the Government of Alberta, which recognizes that sport, physical activity, and recreation activities are essential to an individual's physical, mental, and social well-being. This inclusive grant program supports community-based organizations in reducing barriers to help ensure youth (age 18 and under) and individuals with disabilities in Alberta can access opportunities that match their individual needs.
We are thrilled to help Alberta's children and youth, as well as sport, physical activity, and recreation organizations return to play!
Looking for the Return to Play Individual Grant? Click here.
The Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Return to Play Grant was created to provide financial support to sport, physical activity, and recreation organizations located in Alberta to assist with the costs of developing and delivering community-level programming and programming that serves persons with disabilities, acknowledging their unique challenges in returning to play.
We know Albertans have been missing out on sport, physical activity and recreation due to the pandemic and we are thrilled to help organizations in getting our community to return to play!
KidSport Alberta and the Alberta Recreation and Parks Association (ARPA) have collaborated to establish grant guidelines and assessment processes to facilitate funding to non-profit organizations in Alberta. Applications will be received by KidSport Alberta or ARPA and will be reviewed and assessed. KidSport will be looking after all Sport Organization applications and ARPA will be responsible for Physical Activity and Recreation Organization applications. The maximum grant amount available to apply for is $15,000 per organization. All applicants will be notified about the results of their application in writing via email.
Learn more by clicking the button below to see the entire Grant Overview and scrolling to the bottom of the page to see a list of common questions.
73% OF ALBERTAN KIDS REPORTED A DECREASE IN PHYSICAL ACTIVITY SINCE THE PANDEMIC
Physical health has deteriorated primarily because of less physical activity and less access to regular sports activities.
UNDERPRIVILEGED FAMILIES HAVE SUFFERED DISPROPORTIONATELY FROM THE EFFECTS OF THE PANDEMIC.
Youth from low-income families or who have special needs had reduced access to the supports they rely on.
70% OF SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN REPORTED DETERIORATION IN THEIR MENTAL HEALTH IN 2020
Sport, recreation, and physical activity allow kids to interact with their peers, increase their confidence, and improve their mental health overall.