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Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council – Victoria, BC (February 5th, 2018) – I·SPARC (The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council) is now accepting applications for its Fall edition of the Equipment Grant Program.

All First Nations, Métis Chartered Communities and Friendship Centres are eligible to apply for the Equipment Grant for up to $1500. In addition, some community not-for-profit organizations that deliver Indigenous sport, recreation and/or physical activity programs will be eligible to apply. The equipment must be used to promote healthy active lifestyles for Indigenous communities by reducing barriers and increasing access to sport, recreation and physical activity programs.

THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT THIS APPLICATION IS FRIDAY, March 2nd  at 5pm p.s.t. The online application form is HERE 

Please make sure you have visited I·SPARC EQUIPMENT GRANT  for complete information before applying.

Applications that demonstrate the following will rank highest within the application evaluation process:

  • New programs and initiatives which address gaps in basic access to sport, recreation and/or physical activity
  • A well-defined need for the equipment, plan for its use, and description of the barriers it will help to reduce
  • A large number of Indigenous people benefiting from use of the equipment
  • Easy access, qualified supervision, and shared use of equipment

PLEASE NOTE: Sport Apparel (jerseys, pinnies) electronics (projectors, scoreboards, fitness trackers), large single-user items such as treadmills and items for one individual athlete are NOT ELIGIBLE for the Equipment Grant Program. See a list of generally approved equipment HERE

All applications must include an official purchase quote or invoice from the supplier, and letter(s) of support. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Funds will be awarded either by reimbursement on submission of receipts showing method and proof of purchase, or by direct billing. Equipment placed on supplier accounts will not be eligible.

Due to limited funds, not all applicants will be selected.  All grant recipients will be required to complete and submit a final report which will be provided by I·SPARC. 

For more information please visit, or contact Kim Leming at 250.218.2884
  This newsletter comes to you from the Grant Program of the Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council of BC.  

Director, Sport 
Lara Mussell
P:  250.388.5522 ext. 233
F:  1.877.711.5594
Provincial Coordinator,
Sport Development & Community Engagement

Dianne Garner
P:  250.388.5522 ext. 238
F:  1.877.711.5594