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Power 2 Play
December 21, 2020
Power 2 Play Sport Equipment for Indigenous Communities and Organizations in Ontario
The Power 2 Play (P2P) grant program was developed to provide sport and recreation resources (sport equipment and/or financial support to purchase sport equipment) to Indigenous communities/organizations in Ontario. The Power 2 Play program is intended to create opportunities for Indigenous athletes to train and compete within the Indigenous community, and to build skills and competition preparedness; and to reduce barriers for Indigenous Peoples to participate in organized sport. Power 2 Play will provide opportunities for Indigenous communities to access various resources that will help with participation in physical activity, athlete and sport-specific skill development, increase accessibility to sport opportunities, and encourage exploration of organized sports and pathways.
Power 2 Play is an application-based fund program for Indigenous communities and organizations to apply for equipment resources that will be awarded through one of two (2) streams:
- Equipment Packages valued at approximately $5,000 each (choose from a list of new hockey equipment packaged into community bundles)
- Funding to purchase equipment, up to $5,000
The goals of the P2P program are to:
- Reduce barriers for Indigenous communities to participate in recreation and sport activities.
- Increase accessibility to sport opportunities for Indigenous youth.
- Provide resources to assist communities with introducing new, organized sport programming that include coaching and/or leadership components.
- Build capacity of coaches and facilitators to provide effective sport and recreation
- To support active, healthy lifestyles for Indigenous Peoples in Ontario.
Who Can Apply?
To be eligible to apply for the IWSO Power 2 Play grant program, the applicant must be 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; or
- 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.
ISWO is responsible for determining the eligibility of each applicant, their project and project-related expenses.
All applications must be submitted by December 21, 2020, at 11:59 pm EST.
Applications can be submitted through email, mail, or fax. Please find the contact information in the Guidelines Package below.