The MRA is pleased to provide funding for regional or community recreation events and professional development opportunities. The purpose is to support quality recreation services within the MRA region, increase opportunities for community members of all ages, and build capacity within the communities.
To be considered for funding, applications must follow the MRA funding guidelines described below.
Maximum of $4000 per community per event or $500 per individual per application.
Applications must meet funding guidelines.
Maximum of $2000 per community per application to host and $1000 per individual per application to attend with a maximum of $2000 per community per event. Applications must meet funding guidelines.
Additional funding opportunities based on MRA goals. For example, funding opportunities for communities to build physical literacy and water/ice safety awareness.
This funding is meant to provide a level of support so that more physical activity and skill development can occur for Mackenzie Region residents. It is not intended to be the sole source of assistance. The funding allocation for the Mackenzie Recreation Association is very limited, and applications will be prioritized.
Funding maximums as follows:
All ages may apply for funding. Individuals may apply, but the focus will be group physical activity proposals.
Applications will be accepted throughout the year, and funding will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis as funding permits. With funding distribution as follows:
ELIGIBLE EXPENSES MAY INCLUDE:
Transportation and travel costs at approved rates:
Instructor and official fees (includes per diems)
Accommodation and registration (***for Professional Development funding ONLY)
INELIGIBLE EXPENSES INCLUDE:
Events that award cash prizes
Registration for events or TSO affiliation fees
Staff or volunteer wages or perdiem
School Sanctioned events. ie. Cagers, Spike-it, Hay River Track & Field, Super Soccer
High-Performance Initiatives. i.e., Invitational Events, Selection Camps, Territorial champs.
Accommodation (*** for Recreation Initiative funding ONLY)
1. Applicants must submit the appropriate application form to the MRA Executive Director a minimum of two (2) weeks before the program or event, or it will NOT be considered.
NOTE: application for Individuals must include a letter/email of endorsement that explains how they will give back to their community after receiving funding. Applications for students must include proof of (MRA community) residency and proof of school.
2. An email will be sent from the MRA to successful applicants indicating the amount of approved funding. If there are any changes to the event (cancellation, relocation, or changes in travel amounts), MRA must be notified before participation, or reimbursement may not be granted.
3. Upon completing the program or event, the final report form with essential documents: an invoice or receipts must be submitted to the MRA Executive Director within 90 days following the event for reimbursement.
Failure to submit the report and documents on time will result in a loss of funding.