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RBC Learn to Play Project Guidelines & Eligibility

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. RBC will award a total of $750,000 each year in grants to support two types of programs:

  1. RBC Learn to Play Program Grants ($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:
    1. Provide instruction/learning of a new skill or sport that the child/youth would otherwise not have an opportunity to experience; and/or
    2. Emphasize and expose children/youth to a multi-sport or multi-skill participation experience; and/or
    3. 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).

    The application period for 2014 grants is now closed.

  2. RBC Learn to Play Community 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. Community grant applicants will be expected to first complete an Expression of Interest form and those who meet the established criteria will then be invited to submit a proposal addressing how their action plan develops physical literacy, creates the environment for sport excellence and provides opportunities for kids/youth to be active for life.

    The application period for 2014 grants is now closed.


View the archived RBC Learn to Play Introductory Webinar (opens external website in new window). Download the RBC Learn to Play Introductory Webinar PDF (opens PDF in new window).