USA GRANT GUIDE

Softline Solutions maintains an extensive grant guide for organizations seeking grant funding for new or existing playground and recreational areas. Given the expansive detail, Softline Solutions will provide you with the guide upon request.

CANADA WIDE

Canadian Tire Jumpstart Play Finds A Way Grant Jumpstart Accessibility Grants are intended to support capital costs of construction and renovations related to improving physical accessibility to, and inclusivity in, recreation facilities for children with disabilities in Canadian communities. https://jumpstart.canadiantire.ca/content/microsites/jumpstart/en/community-accessibility-grants.html

Rick Hansen Foundation Grants Helping to create more accessible spaces. https://www.rickhansen.com/Our-Work/Grant-Programs

Canada Post Community Foundation The Canada Post Community Foundation for Children makes a real difference in the lives of children and youth in communities across Canada by helping local organizations, charities and schools. https://www.canadapost.ca/web/en/pages/aboutus/communityfoundation/default.page

Aviva Community Fund Investing in charitable community initiatives across Canada, protecting the people and things you love, supporting the causes you care about most, and strengthening your local community. https://www.avivacommunityfund.org/

TD Environmental Grants The Foundation supports a wide range of environmental initiatives, with a primary focus on environmental education and green space programs. https://fef.td.com/funding/

Enabling Accessibility Fund The Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) provides funding for eligible capital projects that increase accessibility for people with disabilities in Canadian communities and workplaces, creating more opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in communityactivities, programs and services, or access employment opportunities. https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/programs/enabling-accessibility-fund.html

Kaltire Replay Fund Kal’s RePlay Fund offers competitive grants to registered Canadian charities and non-profit organizations to access products made from recycled tires in the provinces and territories where Kal Tire does business (excludes Maritime Provinces). https://www.kaltire.com/en/responsibility-replay/

NEW Canada Healthy Communities Initiative The Healthy Communities Initiative is a $31 million investment from the Government of Canada to transform public spaces in response to COVID-19. https://communityfoundations.ca/initiatives/chci/

BC GRANTS

Tire Stewardship BC Community Grant The TSBC Community Grant Program provides financial support to communities who have decided to use and benefit from a wide range of recycled tire products in their projects. https://www.tsbc.ca/grant.php

Community Gaming Grant Community Gaming Grants support eligible not-for-profit organizations that deliver community programs that benefit the citizens of British Columbia. https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/sports-culture/gambling-fundraising/gaming-grants/community-gaming-grants

CO-OP Community Spaces Co-op Community Spaces has been developed to help protect, beautify and improve spaces across Western Canada. https://www.co-op.crs/communityspaces

BCAA Play Here We're back again this year and giving away $300,000 to revitalize three play spaces in BC. Nominate a park, playground, music room, or even a library - it could be any space in your community where kids go to have fun and develop. https://www.bcaaplayhere.com/

ALBERTA GRANTS

Healthy Communities Program Eligible projects include: playground development, outdoor gyms, and recreational facility improvements. Five $50,000 grants are being awarded each year to support community amenities and facilities that promote active living. https://www.ab.bluecross.ca/aboutus/healthy-communities-grant.php

Edmonton Community Grant Support can range from program and project funding to equipment purchases or renovations — and more! The Community Grant recipients are diverse, as are their projects and programs. https://www.ecfoundation.org/grants/community-grants/apply-for-a-community-grant/

Recycled Tire Municipal Demonstration Grant Helping municipalities, Indigenous communities, schools, and registered non-profit organizations purchase recycled tire products for community projects such as playgrounds, arenas, walking trails, etc. https://www.albertarecycling.ca/tire-recycling-program/community-development

Community Facility Enhancement Program Small and Large Streams CFEP Large and Small Funding Streams aim to foster healthy, vibrant communities across Alberta. https://www.culturetourism.alberta.ca/community/community-grants/community-initiatives-program/

Calgary Building Communities Recognizes the need for safer, more accessible, and challenging play spaces in the City of Calgary. The program helps promote a variety of community-led projects that improve the community as a whole. https://www.parksfdn.com/building-communities

School Playground Grants Under the playground program, Education will provide grant funding of up to $250,000 per school to support the construction of a playground for eligible projects. https://education.alberta.ca/school-infrastructure/?searchMode=3

Co-Op Community Spaces Co-op Community Spaces has been developed to help protect, beautify and improve spaces across Western Canada. https://www.co-op.crs/communityspaces

SASKATCHEWAN GRANTS

FCC AgriSpirit Fund The FCC AgriSpirit Fund is about enhancing rural communities. If your organization is raising money for a capital project (construction of or upgrades to a hospital, medical centre, childcare facility, rink, sportsplex, etc., purchase of fire and rescue equipment) and your city or town has less than 150,000 people, your project may qualify for a donation between $5,000 and $25,000. https://www.fcc-fac.ca/en/in-your-community/giving-back/fcc-agrispirit-fund.html

Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund The lottery-funded system helps non-profit volunteer organizations deliver sport, culture and recreation programs and activities in communities across Saskatchewan. https://www.pcs.gov.sk.ca/Saskatchewan-Lotteries-Trust-Fund

CO-OP Community Spaces Co-op Community Spaces has been developed to help protect, beautify and improve spaces across Western Canada. https://www.co-op.crs/communityspaces

SGI Community Grants The program provides $100,000 a year in total grants to help local organizations offset the cost of traffic safety and brain injuryprevention programs. https://www.sgi.sk.ca/community-grants-programs

MANITOBA GRANTS

Community Places Program The Community Places Program (CPP) provides funding and planning assistance to non-profit community organizations for facilityconstruction, upgrading, expansion or acquisition projects. Eligible projects are those which provide sustainable recreation and wellness benefits to communities. https://www.gov.mb.ca/mr/bldgcomm/cpp/index.html

CO-OP Community Spaces Co-op Community Spaces has been developed to help protect, beautify and improve spaces across Western Canada. https://www.co-op.crs/communityspaces

Community and Innovations Grant Program The Tire Stewardship Manitoba (TSM) Community Demonstration and Innovations Grant Program provides funding for the use of recycled tire products made from Manitoba tires in projects delivered by local governments, post-secondary and research institutions, community and youth groups, Aboriginal organizations, and First Nation communities. https://www.tirestewardshipmb.ca/tire-recycling-manitoba/municipalities

Winnipeg Foundation Community Grants One-Time Community Grants is a new term to better describe our regular, short-term grants (under $100,000) to support projects in our community. https://www.wpgfdn.org/Granting/ApplyforaGrant/CommunityGrants/One-TimeGrants.aspx#1506243-types-of-one-time-community-grants

ONTARIO GRANTS

Toronto Parks and Trees The Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation supports community led improvement projects in our parks and green spaces by providing a platform for fundraising and supporting community effort. https://www.torontoparksandtrees.ca/Projects

Ontario Trillium Foundation TF awards grants to some 1,000 projects every year to build healthy and vibrant Ontario communities. https://otf.ca/

Infrastructure Funding The Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF) provides steady, long-term funding for small, rural and northern communities to develop and renew their infrastructure. https://www.ontario.ca/page/infrastructure-funding-small-communities