Kenyan Canadian Association is pleased to announce that the Community Sport for All Initiative (CSAI) funding is now open for applications.

The Community Sport for All Initiative (CSAI), through the generous funding from the Government of Canada, seeks to remove barriers and increase sport participation rates for underrepresented groups. Its key objective is to support community sport initiatives for equity-deserving groups, in particular, Black, Indigenous, racialized, 2SLGBTQQIA+, low income and newcomers to increase participation and retention in sport.

Kenyan Canadian Association (KCA) has received Community Sport for All Initiative grant from the Government of Canada that will be disbursed to grassroot sport organizations and clubs serving underrepresented groups in the mid and long-distance running. This fund will mainly support black-led and black-serving sports organizations, including incorporated non-profit organizations and registered charities across Canada.

The funding has two application streams.

  1. Event management
  2. Club support

Important: Before you start filling in the application form, we encourage you to read the eligibility criteria and application guidelines at

Apply Now:

The deadline for applications is February 8, 2023 at 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time (PST)

Information Session:

There will be an information session on the requirements and application process for the grant on January 21, 2023 12:00 PM PST. Simultaneous interpretation will be available in French.

Please register here

If you have questions about this grant, please contact us at [email protected].

We look forward to receiving your application!

Community Services Recovery Fund

About the Community Services Recovery Fund The Community Services Recovery Fund is a $400 million investment from the Government of Canada to support Community Service Organizations as they focus on how to adapt their organizations for COVID-19 pandemic recovery. Now more than ever, Community Service Organizations are playing a key role in addressing persistent and complex social problems faced by all communities. The purpose of the Community Services Recovery Fund is to strengthen the internal capacity of Community Service Organizations facing immediate and long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Funding Streams

Recognizing the far-reaching impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic across the non-profit sector, the Community Services Recovery Fund has two funding streams: the Local Stream and the National/Provincial/Territorial Stream. Each stream has two tiers of available funding. Local Stream Local or regional CSOs serving a portion of a province/territory must apply to the Local Stream. There are two tiers of funding available in this stream.

  • Tier 1 project funding is from $10,000 to $100,000. Most projects will fall under Tier 1.
  • Tier 2 provides higher funding amounts for larger-scale projects that meet specific criteria. Available Tier 2 project funding is from $100,001 to $200,000.

About the National Funders

The National Funders – The Canadian Red Cross, Community Foundations of Canada, and United Way Centraide Canada – are working together with their combined national reach and local expertise to deliver the Community Services Recovery Fund from coast to coast to coast. For more details about the National Funders see the Community Services Recovery Fund website.

Deadline: Applications must be submitted by February 21, 2023, at 5:00 PM PT. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered unless a general extension is provided for all applicants.

Full Information here: Applicant Guide

2023 Canada Summer Jobs wage subsidy

Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) provides wage subsidies to employers from not-for-profit organizations, the public sector, and private sector organizations with 50 or fewer full-time employees, to create quality summer work experiences for young people aged 15 to 30 years.

Accepting applications until January 12, 2023 11:59 am (Pacific Standard Time)

For more information & to apply, please visit:


Athletics Canada Community Sport for All Grant Application

Dear Branches and partners,

We are very excited to share that we are the recipient of the Sport Canada Community for All grant. This grant is available to Track and Field clubs or community organizations. PTSO or other Provincial or Territorial Organizations are not eligible to apply. We encourage you to think of a club in your community that would be a great candidate to host a Para Development day or weekend (try-it, coach development, official development).

This will be communicated through our various newsletters in the coming weeks but as a direct link to the community in your Province or Territory, I would like to ask that you distribute through your channels as well to make sure that no ones is missed.

If you received the Becoming Para Ready grant, your initiative could still be eligible for this grant as long as it is applied for and distributed to a community club.

Please see further information attached. Please reach out if you have any questions or require clarification.

Athletics Canada is grateful for the support of the Government of Canada as the recipient of the Sport Canada Community Sport for All funding to support Track and Field and Para Athletics Community clubs across Canada toward Para Development initiatives.

Timeline: The application deadline for 2022-2023 Para Athletics Development Grant is January 9, 2023.

All funds for project activities must be accounted for/projected by March 31, 2023. Projects must be completed by June 30, 2023

Who Can Apply?
Track and Field and Para Athletics Clubs and/or Community organizations. This grant is not eligible for Provincial and Territorial Organizations (i.e., Athletics Canada Branches, Provincial and Territorial Sport Organizations, Disability Sport Organizations)


The Resilient Communities Fund

The Resilient Communities Fund supports community-based organizations that deliver programs and services in Ontario and need funding to recover and build capacity, resilience and sustainability. Eligible applicants can apply for a grant to develop and implement medium to long-term plans that address current organizational challenges they are facing to recover and build resilience.

Review the updated Resilient Communities Fund resources that include comprehensive information related to eligibility requirements and application questions.

  • Grant application is available as of today, Wednesday, January 4, 2023.
  • Deadline to submit application is Wednesday, February 1, 2023, at 5 PM ET.
  • Apply for a grant of up to 24 months.​
  • Apply for a minimum of $10,000 up to $200,000, with a maximum of $100,000 per year.

Community Sport for All Initiative – Granting Opportunities

Webinar Recording:

Please submit your questions or comments to: [email protected].

Please follow the links below to access information about each organization’s funding opportunity.

CPRA – Now – November 10, 2022

Canadian Women & Sport – Now – 11:59 pm on November 14, 2022

PHE Canada – Now – February 28, 2023

Jumpstart – Now – November 18, 2022

ParticipACTION– Mid-December – February 1, 2023

KidSport – Now – March 2023

New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) 2022–23 Call for Proposals funding community-based projects

New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) 2022-23 Call for proposals (CFP) funding community-based projects across Canada. This program is offered by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC).

The deadline to submit applications is November 1, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). 

The NHSP supports projects that address the following objectives:

o   Promoting volunteerism among seniors and other generations;

o   Engaging seniors in the community through the mentoring of others;

o   Expanding awareness of elder abuse, including financial abuse;

o   Supporting the social participation and inclusion of seniors; and

o   Providing capital assistance for new and existing community projects and/or programs for seniors.

For details, please visit:

Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) Resilient Communities Fund

This fund supports the recovery efforts of organizations impacted by COVID-19 and helps them respond with immediate, medium, and longer-term recovery projects.

  • Applicants can apply for a minimum of $10,000, and up to $200,000, with a maximum of $100,000 per year.
  • The next application deadline is December 7, 2022, at 5 PM ET.
  • Organizations are eligible to receive 1 Resilient Communities Fund grant from either of the following deadlines: April 6, 2022 (closed) or December 7, 2022. Applicants that have received a Resilient Communities Fund grant from prior years are eligible to apply again.

Resilient Communities Fund grants support projects that help rebuild an organization’s capacity, enhance their resiliency, and meet the changing needs of their communities. Projects should be focused on:

  • developing new approaches;
  • starting new activities;
  • adjusting strategies, or
  • planning for future challenges

Discover more about this fund and if your organization is eligible for funding at the following link:

Economic Recovery and Resilience fund – Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF)

On behalf of the Ministry of Citizenship and Multiculturalism, the Youth Opportunities Fund is offering one-time, two-year grants to Black-led and Black-focused organizations through the Economic Recovery and Resilience Fund.

Funding is available for projects that support Black children, youth and young adults and align with one Economic Recovery and Resilience Fund outcome. In alignment with the vision of the Black Youth Action Plan, projects need to help create the conditions where children, youth and young adult beneficiaries thrive in high-opportunity careers and build individual pathways to success.

  • Grants will be awarded for projects of up to 2 years
  • Organizations can request up to $250,000, with a maximum of $125,000 per year

All applicants must book a required pre-application coaching call before September 7, 2022 to be eligible to proceed to application process with a deadline of September 28, 2022 5:00 pm ET.

Learn more at:

Funding for digital literacy

The Digital Literacy Exchange Program supports non-profit organizations in the development and delivery of fundamental digital literacy skills training to Canadians who would benefit from increased participation in the digital economy. The program is offering grants starting at $50,000 up to $2 million. The deadline to submit applications for the Digital Literacy Exchange Program is September 7, 2022, 11:59:59 p.m. ET.

Learn more about the Digital Literacy Exchange Program

Grants for a greener future

Non-profits are welcome to apply to the Ministry of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities’, Small Projects Stream of the Natural Infrastructure Fund (NIF). This fund supports building community awareness of the value of natural infrastructure by improving access to nature, providing cleaner air and water, protecting and preserving biodiversity and wildlife habitats and mitigating carbon emissions. Deadline September 27 at 3:00 p.m. ET.

Apply to the Natural Infrastructure Fund

Boosting Northern communities

The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation’s Community Events Stream supports organizations that host events that increase community profile and promote economic development in Northern Ontario. Applications are being accepted on an ongoing basis from municipalities, Indigenous communities, non-profit organizations, and Local Services Boards located in Northern Ontario.

Inquire with the NOHFC about this funding stream

Ontario Sport Hosting Program 2022-23

The Ontario Sport Hosting Program provides project-based funding to help applicants deliver national and international amateur sport events in Ontario. Athletics Ontario has been a recipient in the past of these grants, and are allocated to clubs and organizations to improve the event and competition offerings to the athletics community in Ontario.

The province provides an annual investment of $3 million and has supported 134 events since 2013.

The Sport Hosting Program provides project-based funding to help applicants deliver major national and international amateur sport events in Ontario.

The objectives of the program are to:

  • create legacies that support sport at the provincial, regional and local level
  • provide economic benefits through increased levels of tourism, expenditures and improved public infrastructure
  • foster a culture of sport and physical activity in communities by creating role models and enhancing community spirit and involvement in sports
  • increase opportunities for Ontario athletes to compete and participate in events in Ontario
  • seek new avenues to further build and develop the sport capacity of the province by providing additional ways to develop and train coaches, officials and volunteers
  • create a culture of sport that engages all Ontarians

For 2022-23, Athletics Ontario are welcoming any club or organization to express interest in hosting an event that will assist in growing the sport of athletics in Ontario

For full details and expression of interest, please download the document here: 2022-23 SHG expression of interest form (draft2)


OTF Capital Grant – Improving Community Facilities and Spaces

Starting July 6, 2022, apply for a Capital grant to help your non-profit organization address a community need by improving the infrastructure Ontarians need to thrive.
Whether it’s purchasing equipment, building a new space, or completing renovations, retrofits or repairs, Capital grants support projects that will have a positive impact in your community.

Grant application deadline is August 3, 2022 at 5:00 PM ET.

2021-22 PSO Funding to Member Community Sports Clubs

Member Community sport clubs that are members of Athletics Ontario that offer programming that supports alignment within the amateur sport system by offering a range of grassroots and competitive programming. This funding will support member community sport clubs across the province in sustaining their organizations.

Only community sport clubs that are members of Athletics Ontario are eligible to receive Schedule G Funds (Funding to Member Community Sport Clubs as provided by the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries). Member community sport clubs supported through this funding will need to demonstrate that they incurred COVID-19-related expenses to operate their programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. $349,533.04 is available to be distributed among eligible 2022 registered member clubs that demonstrate:

  • Increased operating costs directly related to the pandemic (e.g. the costs of purchasing personal protective equipment);
  • Reduction of members and membership revenue during the pandemic;
  • Increased facility costs required to comply with the Reopening Ontario Act, 2020 and its regulations; or
  • Operating deficits to maintain programming for fewer participants.

These funds will be distributed by May 31, 2022

Clubs must be affiliated and in good standing with Athletics Ontario for the 2022 Membership year at the time of submission of application, in order to be eligible for this funding.

Application Deadline: CLOSED


Canadian Tire Jumpstart – Community Development Grants

Application Closes: March 11, 2022 at 11:59 PM ET

For Programs Starting Between: May 1, 2022 – August 31, 2022

Details at:


Resilient Communities Fund

Minimum $10,000 Maximum $100,000

NEXT DEADLINE April 6, 2022, at 5 PM ET

Details at:


Community Building Fund – Operating Stream

Minimum $10,000 Maximum $250,000

Applications will be accepted starting March 31, 2021.

Details at:


Canada Summer Jobs 2022

Canada Summer Jobs is an initiative of the Youth Employment Strategy, which is the Government of Canada’s commitment to help young people between the ages of 15 and 30, particularly those facing barriers to employment, get the information and gain the skills, work experience and abilities they need to transition successfully into the labour market.

The program provides wage subsidies to employers from not-for-profit organizations, the public-sector, and private sector organizations with 50 or fewer full-time employees, to create quality summer work experiences for young people aged 15 to 30 years.

This can be an excellent funding source to hire youth to deliver Run Jump Throw Wheel / Try It / Grassroots programs, camp programs, hosting track meets, fundraising, and add club support for managing your website and social media.

For more information, please visit:

Click HERE to view the Applicant Guide.

Please note the following key dates for 2022:

    • Applications are due by January 25, 2022
    • Funding confirmations will be sent to employers starting in April 2022
    • The earliest job start date is April 25, 2022
    • The latest job start date is July 24, 2022
    • The latest job end date is September 3, 2022
    • The latest date to submit a payment claim is 30 days following the completion of the last Canada Summer Jobs-funded work placement.
For pertinent details, and an outline AO’s experience with the program, please review the presentation provided below:


Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) Funding Opportunities

The following presentation outlines additional grant opportunities through the Ontario Trillium Foundation!

Click here to view now!


Home Hardware Return to Sport Matching Grant

Helping kids get back in the game has never been so important. That’s why Home Hardware has partnered with FlipGive to donate $25,000 in matching grants to teams ready to make a comeback. When you raise $100 on FlipGive, Home Hardware will provide a $100 Return to Sport Matching Grant.
Here’s How to Get Started:
The Home Hardware Return to Sport Matching Grant is available for new and existing FlipGive teams. Once you are signed up, you’ll be asked to opt-in by sharing a story about your team. After submitting your application, it’s time for the fundraising to begin! At the end of every month, there will be Grant Rounds where we will reward 50 teams* that raise $100 with a $100 Return to Sport Matching Grant from Home Hardware.
CLICK HERE to learn more about this opportunity!


Jumpstart Individual Child Grant Program:

The Jumpstart Child Grant Program offers funding for children between the ages of 4-18, to sustained programs that involve sport or physical activity, and which last a minimum of five weeks in duration, including at least one session per week.

Successful applicants may be funded up to $300 per activity (max $600 per child annually, subject to chapter discretion and/or local demands)

For more information, please visit:


Funding for Coaches: 

The CAO recognizes that coaches incur many out-of-pocket expenses along their coaching journey, but there are a number of funding opportunities and support programs available to help offset some of these costs. Ontario coaches and PSOs are encouraged to apply for professional development and financing programs year-round.

For more information, please visit:


Coach Bursary: 

Up to a maximum of $500 per individual in the fiscal year (April 1-March 31) will be available to 75% of eligible course registration fees (workshop training) and up to  90% for completion of certification process (portfolio + evaluation).

More details at:


Mentors Express:

At no cost to the coach or club, approved applicants are assigned a provincially-endorsed mentor in one of the five specialty areas, who will work directly with the registered coach (or coaches) at their own club or another arranged location. Coaches will be permitted multiple mentor sessions, as long as all meetings between coaches and their assigned mentor fall within the program timelines.

More details at:


Canada Post Community Foundation Grants 

Applications accepted starting March, 2022.

The Community Foundation awards grants to Canadian schools, charities and community organizations that make a difference in the lives of children and youth, up to the age of 21.

Community-based support projects:
Eligible projects increase the capacity of an organization. Such projects create or expand services rather than maintaining existing services, for example hiring staff or purchasing new equipment.
Project grants can total up to $25,000 each.
Grants to schools, school/parent organizations, daycares, sports teams and all recreation facilities (pools, ice rinks, skateboard parks, etc.) will not exceed $5,000.

Charities must be registered with a Canadian Charitable Registration Number and non-profit organizations must provide a valid B/N registration number.


New Horizons for Seniors Program:

In the past, AO hosted an informative webinar for clubs interested in the NHSP grant opportunity. You can find the presentation here.

Grants of up to $5,000, as well as $25,000 to support programming for seniors within your club, are available.

The New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) is a federal grants and contributions program that supports projects designed by and for seniors who make a difference in the lives of others and their communities. Through the NHSP, the Government of Canada encourages seniors to share their knowledge, skills and experiences to the benefit of others.

The program provides funding for projects that encourage seniors to play an important role in their communities by volunteering, participating in and leading community activities. The program also provides funds to help organizations make necessary modifications or repairs to their facilities, or to purchase replacement equipment and furnishings, to enable their continued use for programs and activities for seniors.

Read more about the grant opportunity, and apply, here:

If you have any questions, please contact Anthony Biggar: [email protected]


Paralympic Sport Development Fund

Athletics Canada received a call for applications for the Paralympic Sport Development Fund from the Canadian Paralympic Committee. This is a relevant opportunity for PSOs and clubs.

Funding amounts between $5,000 – $15,000 are available for initiatives in athlete recruitment, coaching, competition, daily training environments and equipment.

For more information visit:


RBC Learn to Play Project:

  • The RBC Learn to Play Project will provide grants to local organizations and communities in support of building the physical literacy of Canada’s kids and youth.


RBC Learn to Play Community Action Grants:


RBC Learn to Play Leadership Grants:

Premier Partners

Secondary Partners