City invites applications for recreation and sport community grant

The City is inviting eligible local organizations to apply for the Recreation and Sport Community Grant, which will provide funding to enhance access to recreation and sport opportunities in Barrie.

“We're looking for interested community-based organizations that need funding to innovate, or continue to deliver, encourage or support recreation and sport in our city," says Dan Bell, Manager of Business Services. “The grant isn't limited to organizations or activities focused exclusively on sports – it could provide funding for a diverse range of recreational opportunities in our city and encourage participation among our residents."   

Organizations can apply for funding in two categories: programming to support new or innovative recreation and sport opportunities, or capital improvement projects. For either funding category, applicants must be an incorporated not-for-profit organization, a community association operating as a not-for-profit, or a registered charitable organization. For-profit enterprises may apply in collaboration with an eligible not-for-profit provided they receive no direct financial benefit.

There is no prescribed dollar amount limit on application requests. Applications will be accepted until April 7, 2022, and grants will be awarded no later than May 11, 2022.

Interested organizations can learn more about the grant and apply   

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Scott LaMantia
Senior Communications Advisor
The City of Barrie
(705) 739-4220 ext. 4529