"The ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge is an annual event that gets Canadians across the country moving together. From June 1st to June 30th, 2021, Participaction is calling on ALL Canadians to get active and incorporate physical activity where they live, learn, work and play.
As individuals or as part of an organization, [Participaction is] asking Canadians to get active and track their physical activity minutes in an effort for their community to be recognized as one that champions active living. At the conclusion of the challenge, [Participaction will] recognize and celebrate community achievements, crowning provincial / territorial winners and ultimately appointing one community with the designation of Canada’s Most Active Community! ParticipACTION has developed a micro-granting program that will support community organizations who are planning to host participatory in person or virtual activities or leverage physical activity-related programming during the challenge period. Micro-grants range from $250 to $1,000 and can support qualified instructors, equipment, rental cost, marketing and promotion and other costs that will make the activity even more impactful. Sample activities include try-it sessions, multi-sport or multi-activity programs, open-houses, school events, mayor’s challenges, neighborhood fun runs as well as virtual events such as virtual runs or zoom classes (note: as safety is very important to us, all local public health protocols and recommendations must be followed)."
To find out more information regarding eligibility, guidelines, and the application process, open the informational booklet by clicking on the link below:
OR, see their website: Participaction
Grant applications will be accepted from 9:00 a.m. ET on Monday January 25th, 2021 to 5:00p.m. ET on Friday February 26th, 2021.