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.
Maximum of $2000 per community per event or $1000 per individual per application.
Additional funding opportunities based on MRA goals.
MRA funding is not intended to be the sole source of assistance or keep programs or events operational year after year. This funding is meant to provide a level of support so that extra and enhanced physical activity and skill development can take place for Mackenzie Region residents. Mackenzie Recreation Association funding is limited, and applications will be prioritized based on MRA goals and values.
Funding maximums as follows:
MRA funding is intended to enhance programs and services in the MRA region, not sustain them. Priority will be given to new initiatives and repeat applications/recurring events will be accepted on a case-by-case basis with adjusted maximums and requirements:
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:
Organizations or individuals may apply, and the event and program can be for any age range. However, priority will be given to group proposals. Applicants (individuals and organizations) must reside and/or provide services in an MRA community:
NOTE: Individual applications must include a letter or email of endorsement from a community recreation department, school, or organization that explains how the applicant will give back to their community after receiving funding.
Review: grant guidelines and determine if you are eligible. Reach out to MRA staff to discuss your funding needs if you are unsure.
Apply: online (the current funding application can be found on the MRA website), or MRA also offers the option to complete the application and report over the phone. Reach out to MRA staff to apply over the phone.
Application Status: Receive an answer via email within 30 (thirty) days of your application status. Funding conditions amount approved, or reason for not approved will be stated in the email response. A signature is required for grant agreements to be considered binding.
Event/Program: attend or host the event or programs
Report: Submit a final report (including invoices, receipts, and supporting documents) within 90 (ninety) days of the program or event's end date
Reimbursement: Once the report is received, it will be reviewed, and if complete, a cheque will be issued within 30 (thirty) days of receiving the completed report.