Team Up: a partnerships grant

Status: Closed

Deadline: December 15, 2023

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The Team Up grant aims to partner sport and social sector organizations to increase low-barrier sport programs within community organizations that support equity-deserving youth but do not typically offer sport programs. Further, the grant intends to bring awareness to these groups’ services and support mechanisms. The grant aims to establish sustainable, mutually beneficial partnerships between these organizations that utilize the expertise of each organization to reduce barriers to quality sport participation opportunities.

The Team Up grant is a sport participation program supported by the Province of BC and administered through viaSport British Columbia.

Below we have shared stories on successful projects that have been funded by the Team Up grant.

Team Up: Engaging Indigenous Youth in Community Sport

Team Up: Designing Socially and Culturally Inclusive Sport Activities

Team Up: “Rebuilding New Boxes” for Accessible Sport Participation

Who can apply

Applications for eligible activities may be submitted in partnership by not-for-profit organizations representing at least one organization from both of the categories listed below. The application can be led by an organization from any of the groups listed; however, they will be asked to provide a partnership agreement that describes the components of their partnership and plans for sustained cooperation.

Sport organizations:

  • Recognized, Accredited or Affiliated Provincial Sport Organizations (PSOs)
  • Recognized or Accredited Disability Sport Organizations (DSOs)
  • Multi-regional sport delivery organizations
  • Municipalities or Recreation Associations
  • Local sport organizations that are a member in good standing of an appropriate PSO/NSO or are working with an appropriate provincial organization

For more information on accredited, affiliated or recognized PSO/DSO please visit: https://viasport.ca/accredited-recognized-affiliated-sports-in-bc/

Social sector organizations:

  • Registered non-profit or charitable organizations that do not offer sport as one of their core services and whose primary purpose is providing programs or services to one of the following equity-deserving groups: girls, persons with disabilities (up to U25), LGBTQI2S community, marginalized youth, Indigenous peoples, socio-economically disadvantaged, and/or newcomers.
  • Examples may include but are not limited to neighbourhood houses, immigration organizations, cultural centres, support service organizations, etc.

How to apply

The Team Up grant intake opens November 1 at 9:00 AM. For more information on what to expect from the application process, including application questions and assessment criteria, please review the Grant Guidelines above.

Questions? Email us at grants@viasport.ca