ParticipACTION funding available

With school fast coming to a close and summer just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about summer activities for youth.

Sogo Active wants to help get youth active this summer by offering communities a chance to apply for grants of up to $500 to support physical activity challenges, or up to $250 to support an active event. Sogo Active is a $5 million, five-year national active living program sponsored by Coca-Cola Canada and created and managed by ParticipACTION, the national voice of physical activity and sport participation.

The program works to inspire youth to be more active by providing the tools and funding for facilities, equipment, and resources needed to support physical activity. So far it has supported 1,700 community organizations, and more than 2,500 youth ages 13 to 19 years.

In April alone, 23 local organizations representing numerous B.C. communities received nearly $10,000 to support activities such as floor hockey, basketball, block parties and dodge ball events.Your community is encouraged to take advantage of this initiative by going to sogoactive.com to learn about applying for a grant.

Sogo Active funding is available for youth and Community Host Organizations to support active living challenges (eight weeks or longer) or one-time events. Organizations are encouraged to visit sogoactive.com to learn more about the grants and verify eligibility. Community Host Organizations and youth are eligible to receive up to $500 to support physical activity challenges or up to $250 to support an event.

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