The Canadian Paralympic Committee has issued a call for applications for the 2016 System Development Fund, with potential grants of up to $10,000 available to eligible sport and recreation organizations.
The System Development Fund is intended for organizations offering programming or support to athletes with disabilities. The Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) has highlighted four initiatives to which it will offer support:
- Training Camps, Competition, and Coaching
- Community Building
The deadline for applications is March 8, 2016.
Proposed projects must target one of the following LTAD stage(s):
- Awareness & First Involvement (formerly First Contact)
- Active Start & Fundamentals
- Learn to Train
- Train to Train
- Train to Compete
The CPC will be awarding grants of $2,500, $5,000, $7,500, and $10,000.
The Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, commented, ““As a Paralympian who has competed internationally for Canada, and now as Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, I’m proud of our government’s support for the System Development Fund as I know first-hand the impact that quality parasport programs can have.”
With broad eligibility and mandate, the System Development Fund serves as an excellent opportunity for sport and recreation organizations offering programming to athletes with disabilities to receive grant support. Before preparing a grant proposal, don’t forget to read the atPlay Blog for the latest tips on writing winning proposals.
For more information on the CPC’s System Development Fund grants, please visit the official website.