The KidSport NWT Committee is excited to announce that they received 23 Community Equipment Grants from across the NWT for the Fall Community Equipment Grant Program (CEG). Of these applications, 17 were approved and a total of $33,500 was awarded to 10 communities across the NWT.
The KidSport NWT CEG provides grants ranging from $500 to $2,000. The CEG supports community organizations in their efforts to increase participation in sport. The fund is to support projects that are intended to increase sustainable, quality, participation-based sport programs by helping to offset the cost of sport equipment. This has included in the past, new programs or the expansion of existing programs.
Through this project, KidSport NWT hopes to encourage communities and schools to strengthen their physical education curriculum with the purchase of equipment that supports their programming needs. We want to have a positive, long-term influence on young people’s participation in sport and recreation throughout the North.
The KidSport CEG has two grant cycles, fall and spring. This fall saw the highest number of applications ever received since the program’s inception in 2009 as a School Equipment Grant program. The CEG has evolved over time to allow community’s, sport organizations and local sport clubs to apply.
KidSport believes that no kid should be left on the sidelines and all should be given the opportunity to experience the positive benefits of organized sport. KidSport provides support to children in order to remove financial barriers that prevent them from playing organized sport. Success is measured by the number of children who have been helped through this program.
Sport North is very pleased to coordinate the KidSport program in the Northwest Territories and hopes that many kids will be able to benefit from it.
For more information contact:
KidSport NWT Coordinator