2019 Grant Program

The 2019 Grant Program is now closed.

Thank You for Submitting Your 2019 Grant Application with the Recreation Foundation of BC. The next Grant Cycle for the Recreation Foundation will be in 2021.

Our Grant Program was established in 2011 to provide support to not-for-profit groups active in the broad areas of recreation, sports, parks, culture, the environment and education. Since the inception of the Program, the Foundation has granted over $600,000.00 in total funding. In 2019, we received 58 applications from across the Province, resulting in funding $94,000.00 to 20 deserving groups.

Members of our Grant Committee reviewed and evaluated each of the applications based on several criteria and the resulting scores were ranked for allocation of funds.

RECREATION FOUNDATION GRANT RECIPIENTS
The Board of Directors of the Recreation Foundation of British Columbia is
pleased to announce the recipients of the funding through our 2019 Grant Program.

BRITISH COLUMBIA RECREATION AND PARKS ASSOCIATION

In addition to the Grant Program, the Recreation Foundation also supports the work of the BCRPA on an annual basis. In 2018, the Foundation provided $10,502 in funding to the BCRPA to support its programs, services and advocating based on interest earned in the Vancouver Foundation managed Endowment Fund. 

Your Funding Contributions at Work! 

2019 GRANT AWARD RECIPIENT IMPACT STATEMENTS

2019 GRANT AWARD RECIPIENT IMPACT STATEMENTS

Enable Program for Children and Youth
Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Center Society
I want to express my deep gratitude for the support from the BC Recreation (Foundation) for our annual Youth Strides Summer Camp!  It truly is a life changing experience for newcomer youth who leave camp with greater confidence, new connections, and a deeper sense of community.  With the funds from BC Recreation Foundation, we will be able to take 25 youth to camp where they learn new skills, build connections with community leaders, and foster meaningful relationships with other youth who share similar experiences, all while enjoying a classic Canadian camping experience!


The Morse Creek Restoration Project
Alouette River Management Society
The Morse Creek restoration project is a great example of community collaboration and stewardship of a high-use local park and stream.  ARMS has been in partnership with Eric Langton Elementary School since 2017 delivering free environmental workshops centered on stream health in this area.” said Greta Borick-Cunningham, Executive Director of ARMS. “This is a great way for us to continue to connect with more of our future generation for the good of Alouette River and those small creeks which feed it.  This project wouldn’t have been possible without the support of our funders Pacific Salmon Foundation, Mustang Survival and the Recreation Foundation of B.C. Impact Statement:


Go Girls and Game-On Group Mentoring
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley

On behalf of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley, I want to send a heartfelt thank you for supporting our Go Girls and Game On group mentoring programs. These programs promote active living, balanced eating, and positive self-image and ensure that children in our community have access to positive, healthy role models. Funding from the Recreation Foundation of BC will help us bring these programs to more than 200 children throughout the school year. Your contribution will make a lasting impact on our community.