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Sport Support Program (SSP) - Sport for Social Development in Indigenous Communities (SSDIC) - Stream Two

Grants to Canada Indigenous Governments
and Nonprofits for Sports Programming

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Government of Canada - Department of Canadian Heritage - Sport Canada

Deadline Date:

10/16/20 11:59 PM Local Time


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Grants to Canada Indigenous governments and nonprofit organizations for sports programming. Applicants are required to contact the funding source to receive an application. Funding is intended for programs that contribute to one of the following outcomes: improved health, improved education, improved employability, and reduced at-risk behavior.

Objectives and expected results for the Sport for Social Development in Indigenous Communities component

The Sport for Social Development in Indigenous Communities (SSDIC) component reflects that the Government of Canada considers sport to be a powerful agent for social change and innovation and can achieve key social development outcomes in Indigenous communities. It is also a response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC)’s Calls to Action, which identified four key social development needs of Indigenous communities. SSIDC is distinct from sport development as it is focused on the achievement of these specific social development outcomes. This component offers a flexible program that can be tailored to address the self-identified social objectives of individual Indigenous communities.

Eligible projects:

To be eligible for funding from the SSDIC component:

  • The project must be guided by the following principles:
    • It should target one or more of the four social development outcomes identified above;
    • The community benefiting from the project must identify the social development goal the project will target and elaborate on specific reason(s) why the community needs the project;
    • It should be led by the community or by collaboration between the community and the organization funded to deliver the project so as to reflect the culture of the community;
    • Resources should, where possible, be contributed by the community; and,
    • Indigenous knowledge and experience must serve to guide approaches taken to dealing with Indigenous issues.
  • The project must also be designed in a way that includes progress on the above-mentioned specific measurable social development outcomes.

Eligible Expenses can be found on page 3 of the Guidelines Document, see Supporting Documents below.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 186206

Term of Contract:

You may request funding for the same activities up to two fiscal years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for funding, your organization must:
- Be an Indigenous government, Indigenous community or other not-for-profit Indigenous or non-Indigenous* delivery organization collaborating with an Indigenous organization(s);
- Have organizational financial statements for the past fiscal year, where applicable;
- Be undertaking projects in/for Indigenous communities that create opportunities to participate in sport and target one or more of the identified social development outcomes; and
- Have a letter of support from the leadership of the beneficiary Indigenous community.
*Note: Up to 25% of the Stream Two funding will be available for non-Indigenous delivery organizations.

Ineligible expenses include:
- Capital costs: a tangible asset held for long-term use rather than for sale, such as building or land owned by the organization;
- Costs of sales;
- Fundraising;
- Medals, trophies and banquets; and
- Personal items.

Pre-Application Information:

Application deadline: October 16, 2020

When an application deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or statutory holiday, it is extended to the following working day.

You are required to submit your application package electronically. The email must be sent no later than 11:59 p.m. local time on the date of the application deadline for your application to be considered.

Application Guidelines:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To receive an application form, contact:

Department of Canadian Heritage
Sport Support Program — Sport Canada
15 Eddy Street
Gatineau QC K1A 0M5

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

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