True Sport now Accepting Applications for the True Sport Community Fund

The True Sport Foundation is now accepting applications for the True Sport Community Fund. Grants are available in the amount of $5,000 or $25,000 are available in support of sport programs that create access, and promote inclusion for children and youth from Aboriginal, low income and new Canadian families.

The fund is the result of a partnership between The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation and the True Sport Foundation. Funds are awarded to programs that address common barriers to participation, create sport opportunities that have a broader appeal to Aboriginal or new Canadian children and youth, provide volunteer coach and official training, and improve or create new playing surfaces.

Although open to all provinces and territories, the True Sport Community Fund focuses on Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland & Labrador.

“Since 2007, $600,000 in dedicated funds have been made available to community-based sport and recreation organizations,” says Lachance. “All grant recipients have been selected because they represent the values of True Sport and demonstrate opportunities to increase access and inclusion to sport in their community.” To date, the grants awarded have directly impacted over 24,950 children and youth and 3,614 volunteers.

An additional $295,000 will be distributed in the next phase of funding this fall. The next application deadline is October 31st. Information and eligibility criteria as well as the online application form are available at www.truesportpur.ca/tsfund.