RECreate Grant

New RECreate Grant Available Now!

Communities ChooseWell is pleased to introduce the RECreate Grant! This opportunity provides up to $5,000.00 in grant funding to a maximum of one grant per organization, apply by September sixth! Please note, the RECreate Grant will be replacing the Healthy Community Grant for 2020. 

The goal of the RECreate Grant is to enable healthy living champions to overcome the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic to support physical activity, active living, and/or healthy eating within the context of recreation at the community level. The RECreate Grant is designed to support:

Action: Enable action to improve physical activity, active living, and/or healthy eating within the scope of recreation at the community level

Collaboration: Support collaboration among different sectors to create communities that foster wellness

Equity: Develop environments where the healthy choice is easy, accessible, and sustainable for everyone

Need some inspiration? Take a look at past Healthy Community Grant recipient projects.

How to Apply:

Email:

  1. Become a ChooseWell Champion. Click here to Sign Up!
  2. Review the RECreate Grant Application Guide (link below)
  3. Download and complete the RECreate Grant Written Application Form (link below)
  4. Attach Letters of Support from partner organisations (recommended)
  5. Email to ccwgrants@arpaonline.ca (upon submission you will receive an automated confirmation email – if you have not within 1 hour of submission please contact Marissa MacIsaac)

Phone:

  1. Become a ChooseWell Champion. Click here to Sign Up!
  2. Review the RECreate Grant Application Guide (link below)
  3. Review the RECreate Grant Interview Application Form (link below)
  4. Book an interview with Marissa MacIsaac: mmacisaac@arpaonline.ca, 780-643-1252
  5. Forward Letters of Support from partner organisations (recommended)

When to Apply:

September 6, 2020Apply by 11:59pm (MDT) on this date
September 30, 2020Applicants will receive notification of the grant selection results by this date
Mid October 2020Cheques will be issued and mailed in time for receipt by this date
March 31, 2021All project activities must be completed by this date
April 30, 2021All projects that receive a grant are required to submit a final report, using the ChooseWell Final Report Template, within 30 days of completing activities or by this date

Eligibility

  • Registered members of Communities ChooseWell within the year of application. Sign up for free or renew your registration
  • Employees or board/council members of one of the following groups:
    • A registered not-for-profit organization
    • A registered charity
    • A  First Nation, Métis Settlement, municipality, county, or region
    • A member organization of a wellness coalition
    • A public school
  • Organizations who can demonstrate the proposed project will meet the physical activity, active living, and/or healthy eating needs of the community within the scope of recreation
  • Organizations who can demonstrate they work collaboratively in the community
  • Organizations who can demonstrate services provided through the proposed project will be publicly accessible and free of membership charge

  • Organizations funded by Alberta Health, including Alberta Health Services and the Primary Care Network. These groups are not eligible but are encouraged to partner with eligible organizations to support a project proposal. For more information, please see Using an intermediary to carry out a charity’s activities within Canada.
  • For-profit organizations
  • Religious or sectarian organizations
  • Political organizations or campaigns
  • Elite sports teams or private clubs
  • Private schools and post secondary institutions
  • Contract fundraisers or lobbyists
  • Organizations that discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, ability, age, citizenship status, or socio-economic status

  • Community-level activities that promote physical activity, active living, and/or healthy eating within the scope of recreation and abide by the current COVID-19 regulations (see COVID-19 Info for Albertans)
  • Activities that have not yet taken place
  • New programs, projects, or activities
  • Enhancements to existing programs or activities
  • Staff, speakers, facilitators, or professional presenters
  • Project materials such as equipment, books, food, etc. (Note: Food requests must follow Canada’s Food Guide)
  • Insurance for project activities

Hosting or participation in events that support the development of partnerships and actions, and abide by the current COVID-19 regulations (see COVID-19 Info for Albertans)

  • Activities unrelated to physical activity, active living, and/or healthy eating within the scope of recreation
  • Activities that are not publicly accessible or free of membership charge
  • Projects focused on the individual-level
  • Emergency food/hunger alleviation
  • High-performance sport and fitness activities
  • Activities that have already taken place
  • Activities that take place outside of Alberta
  • Existing programs or activities with no enhancements
  • Administrative costs indirectly related to or removed from the project (e.g. legal fees)
  • Capital expenses not directly associated to physical activity, active living, and/or healthy eating

Application Documents:

Contact:
Marissa MacIsaac
Program Officer, Communities ChooseWell
Alberta Recreation & Parks Association
mmacisaac@arpaonline.ca |780-643-1252