In recognition of National AccessAbility Week in Canada, the City announced Wednesday it is accepting grant applications to distribute $200,000 in funds for adapted sport and recreation programs and initiatives in our community.
“This funding is so much more than dollars and cents. It is a powerful reminder that Regina is a place for everyone,” says City Councillor Terina Shaw. “This money will help organizations eliminate barriers they face when trying to provide programming for people with disabilities. When this funding became a reality, I immediately thought back to all the struggles I battled on behalf of my daughter for inclusion. My vision for the last 25 years has been to eliminate barriers. Regina is one step closer.”
City Council approved $200,000 in one-time funds for the program in the 2021 Budget through a transfer from the Community Investment Reserve.
Sport and recreation programs promote active and healthy lifestyles among children and youth with disabilities and contribute to a positive quality of life for community members.
Under the Adapted Sport and Recreation program, non-profit organizations can apply for:
• New programs/projects/services
• One-time support for existing programs/projects/services
• Capital initiatives including renovations and equipment purchase
The funding will be distributed as grants for projects and initiatives that focus on enhancing inclusion and increasing accessibility in sport and recreation for people with disabilities.
Applications close on September 10 and funding will be distributed by October 31, 2021.