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Canadian Women & Sport’s Spotlight Grant aims to shine a light on girls, women and gender-diverse individuals who typically don’t get the access, support, or funding they need to fully participate in sport and physical activity.  UPDATE: Operating budget eligibility has changed: We have received feedback that the previous $1 million dollar eligibility limit was restrictive to organizations working in, and for communities, so as a result have changed our eligibility requirements to serve those who are intended to benefit from this opportunity. The intention of this grant is to build capacity for community organizations to serve their communities. Priority will be given to organizations who work at the community level.

Three levels of funding are available: $5,000, $25,000 and $50,000.  

The Spotlight Grant is part of the Community Sport for All initiative which seeks to remove barriers and increase sport participation rates for underrepresented communities. This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.  

This grant is for community sport and physical activity organizations who are working to remove barriers and expand opportunities for girls, women, and gender-diverse participants from the following communities: 

  • 2SLGBTQIA+  
  • Black  
  • Indigenous, First Nations, Inuit, Métis, Other 
  • Racialized
  • Low-income  
  • Persons with a disability  
  • Newcomers (in Canada 5 years or less)  

To be eligible for the Spotlight Grant, a minimum of 80% of participants in the initiative must identify with or belong to the communities listed above. 

Community-serving groups, non-profit and/or charity organizations who are led by, or directly serving girls, women and/or gender-diverse individuals from the priority communities listed above are encouraged to apply. 

See the full eligibility requirements in our application guide.

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View the recording of our information webinar session for frequently asked questions.

Deadline to apply is November 14, 2022 at midnight EST. 

For more information on the grant, click here.

Questions? Contact spotlightgrant@womenandsport.ca.

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