Canadian Paralympic Committee seeks applications for System Development Fund

New round of grants now available to help cover the cost of sports programs and sports equipment for people with disabilities. 23 Jul 2015
Two judoka competiting.

Canadian judoka Justin Karn competes in the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

ⒸMatthew Murnaghan/Canadian Paralympic Committee
By Canadian Paralympic Committee

The Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) has invited Canadian sport organisations and clubs to apply for the 2015-2016 granting round of the System Development Fund.

The System Development Fund targets initiatives connected to the various stages of the Canadian Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) Framework, helping develop athletes from playground to podium.

Funding amounts of between CAD 2,500 and CAD 10,000 will be available.

Like the Recruitment Programme Fund and Para-Equipment Fund of years past, the System Development Fund can be used to support recruitment initiatives or equipment purchase.

Funds may be used toward enhancing program options, such as facility rental space, coaching, volunteer training and more. Funds will also have an increased focus on recruitment in sports that are part of the CPC's long-term strategy around podium potential sports and current targeted sports for the Paralympic and Parapan Am Games.

To be eligible, initiatives must clearly show a potential positive impact on the athletes and programming in the specific LTAD stage targeted by the application. For information on the LTAD stages for athletes with a disability, visit the Canadian Sports for Life website.

For the application and more information on the Canadian Long-Term Athlete Development Framework, please visit the CPC’s website.

The deadline to submit applications is 31 July 2015.