Recreation Funding Programs

General recreation funding application- for programs that might not fit under the criteria of leadership development, sport related travel assistance, special events, etc. – ongoing application

Community groups are eligible for funding to assist in implementing youth programs (sports, culture, and recreation) funding for 18 years old and younger. The funding is also available to support cultural programs with a focus in music, genealogy, step-dancing, square-dancing, gaelic language classes, etc. Organizations may apply for assistance with sporting related programs and programs to assist seniors interested in participating in social activities, educational presentations, cultural programs, and sporting activities.  Funding assistance is available to a maximum of $500.00 and must be matched by your organization. 

Embrace winter grants– Application only available from Nov. to Feb.

The Victoria County Recreation & Active Living Dept. encourages community groups to develop and implement winter activities that provide opportunity for residents to be active and enjoy the outdoors during our long winter months. Groups are eligible for funding to a maximum of $500.00.

Healthy Eating in Recreation Settings/Community Garden grant application- Application only available from Dec. to March

The program is open to registered non-profits, schools and First Nations communities that provide programming in indoor and outdoor recreation settings. Funding can be used for the purchase of any equipment that helps facilities or programs align better with the Canada Food Guide https://food-guide.canada.ca/en/.  

Leadership Development Fund– ongoing application

Funding is available for groups or individuals who are interested in taking or offering training programs related to recreation & active living throughout Victoria County. This program is cost-shared between the municipality and the individual or organization. Successful recipients will be required to pay for half of their training as well as providing invoices and receipts.

Sports & Recreation Travel Assistance– ongoing application

Funding is available for teams to help cover travel expenses incurred travelling to provincial or national competition.

We suggest that any family or individual struggling with sporting costs unrelated to travel visit the Jumpstart or Kidsport websites for more information.

Special Events Funding– ongoing application

Community groups are eligible for funding assistance to host any event relating to sport, recreation, active living, or culture & heritage. Funding assistance is available up to $500.00 and must be matched by your organization.


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