PHE Canada Launches $2M School Sport and Physical Activity Grant Program

PHE Canada Launches $2M School Sport and Physical Activity Grant Program

PHE Canada is proud to announce funding from Sport Canada to increase the physical activity of Kindergarten to Grade12/CEGÉP students across Canada through the Access to Action Grant Program.

Access to Action is a national grant program that will support equity-deserving children and youth (including Indigenous, Black, cultural or ethnic minority, 2SLGBTQ+, students with disabilities, and newcomers) across the country, in accessing high quality sport and physical activity programming before, during, and after school.

Access to Action grants will support projects related to any areas in school sport, physical activity, and physical education. Grants typically range from $500 – $5,000 per recipient. However, all requests will be considered based on the potential impact, and up to $20,000 may be awarded as one grant.

Application Period: October 6, 2022 – February 28, 2023
For the 2022-2023 school year, Access to Action will fund a minimum of 500 physical activity and/or sport programs. Grants will enable schools to create meaningful relationships with community sport organizations and opportunities to engage equity-deserving youth in physical activity and sport. 

Who is eligible to receive funding? 
As the only school-based program funded through the COVID recovery fund (Community Sport for All Initiative), Access to Action is uniquely positioned to reach schools across Canada. 

The primary applicant must be a registered school/board/division or community organizationin Canada, such as:
– Elementary, intermediate, or secondary publicly funded schools
– First Nations, Métis, and Inuit elementary, intermediate, secondary schools and educational programs
– Educational institutions in Canada (e.g., First Nations Education Departments, school boards/divisions, etc.)
– Supervised alternative learning schools/boards/divisions (e.g., special education; Care, Treatment, Custody and Corrections Programs (CTCC) programs; schools for the deaf or hard of hearing and blind; demonstration schools; etc.) 
– Private schools that serve higher proportions of equity-deserving populations, with a particular focus on those disengaged from sport and physical activity
Community organizations

For additional information regarding the Access to Action Grant Program, please visit
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