Playground Grants and Funding
You don’t have to postpone your new playground due to lack of funds. PlayQuest can help you raise funds and obtain grants for your playground equipment while you’re designing and preparing for installation. We have experienced, professional grant writers available to make sure submissions hit all the right information, and that deadlines are met. We are also always updating the lists of current and upcoming grants in Canada, and the regions of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario, so be sure to check with us on grant opportunities.
Grants and Funding
Raising the funds required for a park project is hard work. Applying for grants can make your playground fundraising dollars go further and you can reach your funding goal quicker. Most of the projects we do are eligible for grants. Ask us for help in completing and getting the right information put together for your grant applications and for free grant writing assistance. We have listed below a few of the ones available.
Playground Grants Available in Canada
This grant provides financial support for rural and northern community projects initiated by local communities, organizations, co-operatives and businesses that enhance public places and buildings. The program also is intended to promote unique identities and themes that define a community.
This grant supports and encourages community-driven projects in designated neighbourhoods across Manitoba including recreation projects.
Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries
The Winnipeg Foundation
Support for community projects less than $100,000 for registered charities that serve our community.
Alberta Recycling Management Authority – Community Development Funds (TRMA)
Up to $30,000 per applicant is available to Municipalities, Indigenous communities, schools, and registered non-profit organizations to help purchase recycled tire products for community projects such as playgrounds, spray park surfacing, ice rink arenas, walking trails, or pool decks.
Aviva Community Fund
The Aviva Community Fund invests in charitable community initiatives across Canada to strengthen the local community. There are two levels of funding for this grant, less than $50,000 and $50,000-$100,000.
Community Foundations of Canada
Matching grant for up to $15,000 please visit the Community foundations of Canada website for eligibility requirements and to find a Community Foundations of Canada location near you.
Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP)
Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP) funding provides financial assistance of up to $125,000 to acquire, build, purchase, repair, renovate, upgrade or expand sports, recreational, cultural or other related public-use community facilities. There is also a large funding stream of up to $1M for bigger more complex project like a large spray park or park development.
FCC AgriSprit Fund
The FCC AgriSpirit Fund is about enhancing rural communities. If your organization is raising money for a capital project and your city or town has less than 150,000 people, it may qualify for a donation between $5,000 and $25,000.
Rick Hansen Foundation
Through the Rick Hansen Foundation provides grants to schools and community groups to help Canadians complete infrastructure improvement projects and awareness building events to help remove physical barriers in schools and communities spaces and create awareness about accessibility all across Canada.
New School Grant for Playgrounds
The Alberta government now provides $250,000 for new schools that need a playground. Eligible schools being built on a new site without an existing playground will qualify.
Neighbourhood Park Development Program (NPDP)
The City of Edmonton Neighbourhood Park Development Program (NPDP) provides funding to support improvements to parks at the neighbourhood level.
Edmonton Community Foundation
Community play space grants help individuals and organizations improve their neighbourhoods. These grants can range from $5,000 to $20,000 and act as a small source of assistance to supplement funds from other sources.
Tire Stewardship Manitoba (TSM)
The Tire Stewardship Manitoba (TSM) Community Demonstration and Innovations Grant Program provides funding for the use of recycled tire products made from Manitoba tires in projects delivered by local governments, post-secondary and research institutions, community and youth groups, Aboriginal organizations, and First Nation communities. Onetime matching grants up to project levels of $5,000, $10,000 or $20,000 are provided to communities and non-profit organizations to use and benefit from a wide range of recycled tire products.
Community Places Program, Manitoba
The Community Places Program (CPP) provides funding and planning assistance to non-profit community organizations for facility construction, upgrading, expansion or acquisition projects. Eligible projects are those which provide sustainable recreation and wellness benefits to communities.
Blue Cross Healthy Community Grant Program
Alberta Blue Cross awards four $50,000 grants each year to support community amenities and facilities that promote active living. Examples of projects that support active living could include construction or replacement of children’s playgrounds, outdoor adult gyms, cycling paths, and recreational facility improvements.
Community Initiatives Program
Community Initiatives Program (CIP) funds initiatives that enhance and enrich communities throughout Alberta by providing grants of $25,000 to $250,000 for qualifying projects.
Enabling Accessibility Grant
The Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) provides funding to eligible capital projects that increase access for people with disabilities to Canadian communities and workplaces, which in turn creates opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in community activities or access employment opportunities
Co-op Community Spaces
The Co-op Community Spaces Program is helping build and support communities across Western Canada. The program provides $2 million to projects related to community-based recreation, environmental conservation and urban agriculture projects.
Calgary Building Community
The Building Communities Grant can be used for the development of new or improved community-led park or playground projects.
There are other grants available and new grant continually come out. Contact us for a current and complete list or to access our free with grant writing service.
Contact us if you are just starting your project. We provide grant writing services, educational presentations, preliminary designs, project budget estimates and site evaluations that will make the planning and fundraising process much easier.
Call us to get our team working for you.