Applications Open: Spotlight Grant 

Applications for the Spotlight Grant are now open! 

Canadian Women & Sport’s Spotlight Grant aims to shine a light on girls, women and gender-diverse individuals who typically don’t get the access, support, or funding they need to fully participate in sport and physical activity. 

The Spotlight Grant funds community sport and physical activity organizations who are working to remove barriers and expand opportunities for girls, women, and gender-diverse participants from the following communities:  

  • Black  
  • Indigenous, First Nations, Inuit, Métis, Other 
  • Low-income 
  • Persons with a disability 
  • Newcomers (in Canada 5 years or less) 
  • Racialized 

Grant amounts are $5,000, $25,000 and $50,000. A total of $1.7 million will be given out.  

Who is eligible? Community-serving, non-profit or charity organizations who are led by, or directly serving girls, women and/or gender-diverse individuals from the priority communities listed above are encouraged to apply. To qualify for the grant, a minimum of 80% of participants in the initiative must identify with or belong to the communities listed above. 

When is the application open? Spotlight applications open Tuesday, October 11, 2022, and will close Monday, November 14, 2022, at midnight Eastern Time. 

For additional information and to apply visit the Canadian Women & Sport website here. 

The Spotlight Grant is part of the Community Sport for All initiative which seeks to remove barriers and increase sport participation rates for underrepresented communities. This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada. 

For other Community Sport for All funding opportunities, please see below:

This project has been made possible by the Government of Canada.