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Call for Applications--2016-17 Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund

Deadline January 21, 2016

The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport is pleased to announce the launch of the 2016-17 Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund (OSRCF). The OSRCF was established to support a vision of getting and keeping Ontarians active in community sport, recreation and physical activity. This is accomplished through support of short-term projects that have the potential for long-term sustainability and deliver quality experiences to individuals at every phase of life.
The OSRCF is targeted at groups whom lack equitable access to participate and/or have been historically less physically active. The goal of the OSRCF is:                                                

  • To increase opportunities for participation in PHYSICAL ACTIVITY.
  • To embed PHYSICAL LITERACY throughout sport and recreation as a foundation for lifelong physical activity.
  • To increase the CAPACITY of the sport and recreation sector to deliver quality sport and recreation programming.

Who Can Apply? 

Incorporated not-for-profit organizations that offer high-quality sport, recreation and physical activity programs and have operated and been incorporated for at least one year in Ontario (this includes Aboriginal groups, Local Services Boards and municipalities).

Universities/colleges are eligible to apply in the provincial stream for applied research projects that address emerging trends and priorities in the sport and recreation sector. Applied research projects must address needs identified by sport and recreation practitioners and assist in addressing barriers that hinder participation in sport and recreation.

Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to read the OSRCF 2016-17 Application Guide for detailed instructions on how to apply.
Application Deadline:

All applications must be submitted no later than Wednesday, January 21, 2016 at 5:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time (EST). No letter of intent is required for the OSRCF.

Provincial Sport Organization’s (PSO) must ensure they apply under the correct OSRCF application when logged into to the Grants Ontario System. PSO’s must apply under the PSO/MSO Project Funding application on Grants Ontario.
If you have questions regarding OSRCF please email
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