Canadian Paralympic Committee Para-Equipment & Recruitment Program Funds Now Available – Apply Today

CPC(Ottawa, ON) The Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) invites Canadian sport organizations to apply for the 2013-14 granting round of the Para-Equipment and the Recruitment Program Funds.

A successful Parasport system begins with increased awareness and recruitment of participants at the grassroots Parasport level; a sport cannot have a Podium full of athletes without a playground full of participants. In order to facilitate increased participation of Canadians with a disability at the ‘playground’ level, the CPC has the Para-Equipment Fund and the Recruitment Program Fund.

The granting processes are intended to support the creation of a new program, or go towards the expansion of an existing successful initiative providing a positive introductory Parasport experience.

The Para-Equipment Fund presented by Petro-Canada aims to assist local and provincial organizations in delivering recruitment programming. It is designed to facilitate the participation of an increased number of people with a disability in Parasport by expanding the availability of introductory-based equipment, particularly for first contact and equipment loan programs. Grants are awarded to cover 50 per cent of the total cost of equipment up to a maximum of $5,000.

The Recruitment Program Fund presented by RBC Insurance is intended to support the creation of a new program, or go towards the expansion of an existing successful initiative providing a positive introductory Parasport experience. Funds may be used towards enhancing program options, such as facility rental space, coaching, volunteer training and more.

Applications for a Recruitment Programs and/or Para-Equipment Funding grant must be received no later than midnight (EST) on February 19th, 2013.

An interactive webinar to help applicants with their grants will take place Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 7pm EST. For an invitation with the information please email Laura Ferris at lferris@paralympic.ca.

For more information and to apply for funding, please visit www.paralympic.ca/funding.

About the Canadian Paralympic Committee

The Canadian Paralympic Committee is a non-profit, private organization with 46 member sports organizations dedicated to strengthening the Paralympic movement. The Canadian Paralympic Committee’s vision is to be the world’s leading Paralympic nation. Its mission is to lead the development of a sustainable Paralympic sport system in Canada to enable athletes to reach the podium at the Paralympic Games. By supporting Canadian Paralympic athletes and promoting their success, the Canadian Paralympic Committee inspires all Canadians with a disability to get involved in sport through programs delivered by its member organizations. For more information, visit www.paralympic.ca.

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