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Recreation Funding Programs

Youth Program Assistance

Community groups are eligible for youth programs (sports, culture, and recreation) funding for 18 years old and younger. All community groups that apply for funding must be incorporated under the Registry of Joint Stock Companies as a non-profit organization under societies act.

1. Guidelines

Community groups/organizations are eligible for funding assistance if they meet the following guidelines :

  1. Programs eligible for funding are for youth only, and for ages 18 years old & under
  2. Sport, culture, youth and recreation programs are eligible and include some of the following:
    minor hockey, speed skating, figure skating, brownies/girl guides/pathfinders, cubs/scouts, swimming, youth groups, girls hockey, t-ball & little league baseball, cross country and downhill skiing, etc.
  3. Maximum amount of funding is $500.00 and must be matched by community organization/group. Program funding assistance is cost-shared 50/50. Due to the large amount of community groups applying for assistance, groups receiving funding range from $100.00 to $400.00
  4. Your local councillor must sign your application form, endorsing your application.

 

2. Special Event Assistance

Community groups are eligible for funding assistance to host sporting events or to attend major competitions as competitors. No deadline for applications - available throughout the year. All community groups that apply for funding must be incorporated under the Registry of Joint Stock Companies as a non-profit organization under societies act.

Community organizations

  1. Community groups can applying for funding to host major sporting events in your community
  2. Funding is available up to a maximum of $500.00 and must be matched by your organization. Cost-shared 50/50.
  3. Your local councillor must sign the application before submitting to the Victoria County Recreation & Tourism Department

Individuals

  1. Individuals competing at major championships ie. Atlantics, Canadians, World's etc. may apply for assistance to compete at this special event.
  2. Funding is available up to a maximum of $500.00 and must be matched by your organization. Cost-shared 50/50.
  3. Your local councillor must sign the application before submitting to the Victoria County Recreation & Tourism Department

3. Festival & Event Entertainment Assistance

Festival Funding assistance for musical entertainment only is now available for community non-profit organizations in Victoria County. Please find the guidelines and an application form. Funding assistance is available up to $500.00 and must be matched by your organization.

Guidelines -
1.  All community groups that apply for funding must be incorporated under Registry of Joint Stock Companies as a non-profit organization under societies act.
2.  Your festival must have a minimum of five events or activities in one day or more days to be eligible. It can include a weekend festival,  a ceilidh or concert series of  5 nights, a weekend long festival etc.

See below pdf files to download on festival funding entertainment assistance along with an application form.Your local councillor must sign the application form. T

 


4.  Cultural Programs Assistance

     Community groups are eligible for funding to assist with cultural programs in their community. Programs eligible are music, genealogy, step-dancing, square-dancing,
     gaelic language etc.  Funding assistance is available to a maximum of $500.00 and must be matched by your organization. 

        pdf Cultural programs App (78 KB)

5.  Senior Programs Assistance

     Community groups are eligible for funding to assist with senior programs in their community. Programs eligible include social activities, educational ie. presentations,   
     cultural and sporting activities. Funding assistance is available to a maximum of $500.00 and must be matched by your organization. 

        pdf Senior Programs Assistance App (78 KB)


6.  Start-up Assistance
     Community groups just new and require start-up assistance can apply as well community groups starting new programs, activities etc. Funding assistance is
     available  up to a maximum of $500.00 and must be matched by your organization.  Organizations can only apply for this funding once. 
 

       pdf Start up Assistance App (78 KB)