Power 2 Play Sport Equipment Fund

The Power to Play (P2P) grant program was developed to provide sport and recreation resources through financial means to Indigenous communities/organizations in Ontario. The P2P grant is intended to create opportunities for Indigenous athletes to train and compete within the Indigenous community, to build skills and competition preparedness, and to reduce barriers for Indigenous Peoples to participate in organized sport. The grant will provide opportunities for Indigenous communities to access various resources that will help with participation in physical activity, and athlete and sport-specific skill development, increase accessibility to sport opportunities, and encourage exploration of organized sports and pathways.

The P2P program is supported through funding from the Government of Ontario under the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.

What type of programs are eligible for the P2P Fund?

● Need for new sporting equipment for community-based recreation or sport programming.

● Staff training, certification or facilitation costs directly related to the project that will provide long-term benefit to the community or a new/existing sport program.

Applicants must demonstrate how their project will:

● Lead to new or continued sport participation opportunities;

● Increase the number of people involved in organized sport activities in their community;

● Increase the capacity of the community to deliver additional or enhanced sport, recreation and physical activity programming as a direct result of this funding; and

● Show a commitment to supporting increased participation of women and girls in their community sport programming.

Who can apply for the P2P Fund?

To be eligible to apply for the ISWO P2P grant program, the applicant must be:

● Located in Ontario;

● An Indigenous band or community;

● Established Indigenous youth group;

● Indigenous not-for-profit organization (including Indigenous schools in Indigenous communities);

● An Indigenous government, provincial-territorial organization or tribal council;

● A not-for-profit club or association that directly delivers organized sport projects in Indigenous communities, in consultation and collaboration with those communities, at no cost; and

● Is not already an ISWO Community Sport Fund (CSF) recipient in the same year.

ISWO is responsible for determining each applicant’s eligibility, project, and project-related expenses.

What are the timelines for the P2P FUND?

The deadline to apply for the Power 2 Play Sport Equipment Fund is February 17, 2023.