Play finds a Way! Help your community fund their playground projects

Help your community fund their playground projects with Canadian Tire Jumpstart Inclusive Playground Project and Community Accessibility Grants.

If you know of a community looking for help to fund playground projects, be sure to share the news of the following grants from Jumpstart Charities, made possible by a $50-million/five-year commitment from Canadian Tire Corporation:

Jumpstart Inclusive Playground Project

Jumpstart will work with selected municipalities across Canada to design and build large-scale, accessible and inclusive playgrounds for kids of all abilities. Leveraging universal design principals, Jumpstart’s goal is to ensure that these playgrounds become the standard for inclusivity by creating imaginative and accessible spaces where children of all abilities can play side-by-side and share in the magic of play. At least one playground will be built in every province and territory.

Jumpstart Community Accessibility Grants

The Jumpstart Community Accessibility Grants support capital costs of construction and renovations related to improving physical accessibility to recreation facilities in Canadian communities.

Two funding opportunities are available to improve these facilities:

  • – Accessibility Funding: Provides up to $50,000 for projects designed to adapt and enhance existing facilities to promote accessibility.
  • – Inclusivity Innovation Funding: Provides between $250,000 and $1,000,000 for projects designed to enhance existing building plans for sport and recreation spaces with uniquely innovative solutions for inclusion and accessibility for children of different abilities.

These grants are part of a $50 million/five-year commitment to Jumpstart Charities that Canadian Tire Corporation announced on September 19, 2017, to give Canadian kids with disabilities greater access to sport and play.

Jumpstart’s “Play Finds a Way’” Movement includes funding for:

  • – Accessible playgrounds, infrastructure and programming to provide access to play and sport for children with disabilities
  • – Building world-class, fully accessible “destination” playgrounds in every province and territory
  • – Retrofitting existing community centres, parks and arenas in communities from coast-to-coast to help remove physical barriers that prevent children with disabilities from participating in sport

Make sure you share these grants with your community leaders!

Help them secure the funding they need to grow their playgrounds and support their communities by partnering with PlayPower and your agency to help them fulfill this worthwhile mission.