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Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund – Applications now being accepted!

Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund – Applications now being accepted!

An active lifestyle is so important at all stages in life. Keeping fit, keeping active and keeping social as adults get older are all aspects that help make a community vibrant. There are so many opportunities for seniors to get involved in sport and recreation, but there is always room for more.  If your not-for-profit organization has an idea for a program geared toward seniors, there is a new stream for grant applications you can apply to.  Deadline for application is January 16, 2018. 

News Release

Ontario Providing More Opportunities for Seniors to Stay Healthy and Active

November 15, 2017

Applications Now Open for the Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund

Ontario is now accepting applications for the 2018-19 Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund from not-for-profit organizations, with a new stream this year geared towards projects for seniors that boost physical activity and healthy living.
Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund grant application

The fund supports one or two-year projects aimed at increasing opportunities for people of all ages so that they can become more active, by helping them learn new skills and encouraging lifelong physical activity. Last year, more than 120 projects were supported by the fund.  To read what was funded click here: Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund 2017-18 recipients

For 2018, the fund will expand support for seniors programming as part of Aging with Confidence: Ontario's Action Plan for Seniors. This new funding stream will help give seniors more opportunities to stay fit and connected to their communities.

The deadline to apply is January 16, 2018, and recipients will be announced in winter 2018.

If you have a project idea, please contact the area Regional Advisor to discuss:

Eva S. Salter

Regional Advisor - Regional Services and Corporate Support Branch

Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration

Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport

Ministry of Seniors Affairs

Ministry of the Status of Women

Phone number

Tel: 1 800 263 2441 ext. 3 or 905 704 3953


  • The fund is a key priority of Game ON – the Ontario Government’s Sport Plan which is providing opportunities for residents to get involved in organized sport by strengthening the community and recreation sector. Game ON
  • As part of the Action Plan, the Active for Life Recreation stream is investing $5 million to create up to 20,000 opportunities annually in sport and recreation for seniors across the province.



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