Deadline Alert: $15,000 for Kid’s Programming!

June 4, 2012

Good day, Funds Fans!  Welcome to the Friday edition of “WTF?”; as in “Where’s the Funds?”

We found a little beauty of a program called Wonder+ Cares Healthy Active Kids Grants from Weston that provides up to $15,000 towards increasing access to high-quality after-school programming for children in Kindergarten to Grade 8.  The goal of these grants is to increase access to innovative recreational programs that help young Canadians improve their fitness and nutrition levels, connect to their community and develop skills that they will be able to use throughout their lives.  Application Deadline: June 4th, 2012

Funding recipients should be located near cities where Weston Foods Inc. operates, including Delta and Langley, BC; Calgary, AB; Regina, SK; Winnipeg, MB; Brampton, Cobourg, Concord, Etobicoke, Kingston, Kitchener, Mississauga, Sudbury and Toronto, ON;  Gatineau, Longeuil, Montmagny, Napierville, and Ste-Foy, PQ; Amherst and Kentville, NS; and Mount Pearl, NL.

Eligibility Criteria : Any Canadian registered charitable organization offering year-long programs (September to June or summer only) that directly benefit children in Kindergarten to Grade 8.  Please note they are unable to support individuals, schools or parent associations that work to benefit a single institution or capital campaign with this grant stream.  Only complete applications will be considered. Applications for Wonder+ Cares Healthy Active Kids Grants must include a copy of the charity’s most recent two years of audited financial statements, along with the completed application of no more than three pages.  Priority will be given to organizations that have not received a grant from us in the past two years.

Winning project proposals will include the following components:

1) Fitness: According to newly released data from the Canadian Health Measures Survey, only 9% of boys and 4% of girls meet the new Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines. The Guidelines state that children and youth should accumulate at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous-intensity physical activity daily.

2) Access: Recreational programs that are year-round and enable participation by children in Kindergarten to Grade 8 who otherwise might not have access to programs that improve their physical fitness levels and health due to cost or other barriers. Past examples have included grants to support after-school programming including structured sports, fitness and outdoor education, cooking and nutrition classes.

3) Diversity: Organizations that provide inclusive recreational programs and engage a variety of ethnocultural communities.

To apply, use this fillable pdf and email your application!

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