Communities in Action Fund (CIAF) is a key initiative of the
government's ACTIVE2010 Strategy and Ontario's Action Plan for Healthy
Eating and Active Living. By improving opportunities for community
sport and physical activity, CIAF helps to remove barriers to
participation for children and youth, low-income families, aboriginal
people, older adults, women and girls, visible/ethnic minorities and
people with disabilities.
Funds will be provided for new, non-capital initiatives that will
contribute to increasing Ontario's physical activity and sport
participation rates. Implementation, planning and
development-type projects will be eligible for funding.
Communities that already have sport and physical activity plans in
place are encouraged to strengthen those plans and accelerate their
This year, application forms are available on the Ministry's website: http://www.mhp.gov.on.ca.
Applicants are encouraged to contact a ministry consultant prior to
filing an application; contact information can be found on the website.
Visit http://www.mhp.gov.on.ca/english/sportandrec/fund.asp for details. Application deadline is March 2, 2007.