Applications for the Ottawa Sport Council Foundation 2023 Community Opportunity Grant are open until on Friday, June 9!
We wish to remind Ottawa-based community sport organizations that applications for the Ottawa Sport Council Foundation 2023 Community Opportunity Grant are open until Friday, June 9th at 17:00 EST. This year’s grant is offered in partnership with the Ottawa Sport Council, Their Opportunity, and the Ottawa Community Foundation.
Program Goal and Eligibility
The Ottawa Sport Council Foundation 2023 Community Opportunity Grant offers funding to children and youth programs which support accessibility and inclusivity of those who face socio-economic barriers to participation in sport and underrepresented and marginalized populations.
Eligible programs will also be in alignment with the charitable purpose of Their Opportunity to deliver and subsidize local sport for development and community engagement programming. Their Opportunity’s programs and services help eliminate socio-economic barriers of access to sports and recreation while promoting a lifestyle of giving back.
· Grant Window: Monday, May 15 to Friday, June 9 at 17:00 EST
· Amount Awarded: Up to $2,000
· Number of Programs to Receive Funding: 2
· Grant Duration: Up to 1 year
The application is available as a fillable PDF. Within the document, you will find all the details necessary to complete the grant, including key terms defined and frequently asked questions. The Ottawa Sport Council is also happy to answer any clarifying questions in advance of submission.
For additional information regarding equity, diversity, and inclusion we invite you to watch the Ottawa Sport Council Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Panel Discussion Video. This recorded virtual panel discussion invites community sport organizations to consider the ways in which they can create a more inclusive and welcoming environment within their organization.
For further information, please visit our website or contact:
About the Ottawa Sport Council
As the unified voice of amateur sport in Ottawa, the Ottawa Sport Council (OSC) facilitates advocacy and growth for all community sport organizations.
We believe that there should only be positive experiences in sport.
About Their Opportunity
Their Opportunity is a national registered children’s charity that has the vision to educate, uplift & support children to overcome barriers through the strength of sport & generosity. Since inception, we have helped provide opportunities for over 45,000 children & affected thousands more through our Giveback Program; translating to 585,000+ hours of sport & recreation and 157,500+ hours of community service or engagement.
Their Opportunity hosts a unique Giveback Program where children who receive subsidies or participate in one of our core programs are asked to “pay it forward” within their community through volunteerism. We believe in creating a cycle of generosity, where active youth are empowered to give back to help build healthier communities.