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RBC Learn to Play Project Grant

Record #: MCK0310
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2017
Last Full Update: 18 Apr 2017


Public Bulletin Applications for 2015 now closed - Dates for 2016 pending.


Located In Downtown Halifax (Halifax Peninsula)
Areas Served Nova Scotia


Mailing Address c/o Advisor, Public Affairs & Community Relations, RBC Royal Bank 
900 - 1871 Hollis St 
Halifax, NS B3J 0C3

Description & Services

Information RBC understands that children need to learn the basic skills of being active in order to develop the confidence and competence to participate in sport and physical activity – to have the opportunity to play with their friends and be healthy, happy and active for life.  
That’s why we created the RBC Learn to Play Project – a multi–year funding commitment dedicated to teaching kids the basic skills they need to participate in youth sport and recreation programs.  
Our goal is to encourage more kids to get out and play. 
At the centre of the RBC Learn to Play Project is a charitable commitment to support organizations that are working to deliver quality sport and recreation programming to children.  
We will provide funding to these organizations to enable them to incorporate basic movement skills training into their programs.  
We are focused on ensuring that kids and youth learn the fundamental movement skills they need to have the confidence and competence to be physically active. 
The RBC Learn to Play Project will provide grants to local organizations and communities in support of building the physical literacy of Canada's kids and youth. 
In 2015, RBC, ParticipACTION and the Public Health Agency of Canada will award $1,750,000 in grants to support two types of programs: 
RBC Learn to Play Community Action Grants and RBC Learn to Skate Program ($1,000 to $10,000) will be awarded to local organizations that teach new skills or sports to kids, and/or expose them to a multiple sports or multiple skills such as swimming or skating lessons.  
Programs eligible for funding include those that: 
- Provide instruction/learning of a new skill or sport that the child/youth would otherwise not have an opportunity to experience; and/or 
- Emphasize and expose children/youth to a multi-sport or multi-skill participation experience; and/or 
- Implement a new approach/delivery to sport and physical activity through the creation of programs recommended by Canadian Sport for Life (opens PDF in new window). 
RBC Learn to Play Leadership Grants ($10,001 to $25,000) will be awarded to community groups that are developing or implementing action plans to transform the way sport and physical activities are planned and delivered, such as programs that makes sports available for new immigrant youth. 
Communities are defined as municipalities and/or a group of organizations that come together for a common purpose and share mutual objectives. Proposals that facilitate collaboration between sport, education, recreation and health sectors and align programming within the community are encouraged. 
The application period for 2015 grants is now closed. 
For current information, eligibility and application guidelines please visit the website noted above.