Friday, June 15, 2012 6:15 PM
TORONTO, ON - Softball Ontario wants to encourage local Softball Associations to apply for one of ten (10) On The Move incentive grants from the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women in Sports (CAAWS)! CAAWS, with support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, is offering incentive grants to Ontario-based organizations interested in increasing physical activity and sport participation among girls and young women (ages 9-18).
Ten incentive grants of $2,000 are available. Funding can be used to cover a variety of expenses related to developing and delivering the proposed project, including staff time, instructor fees, training, facilities, equipment, transportation, child care, admission or registration fees, administration, and/or promotion and communication. Projects must comply with CAAWS' On the Move Concept and Top 10 Success Factors. Projects must be completed by June 15, 2013. Final reports must be submitted by July 15, 2013.
Examples of ideas for your On The Move incentive grant application:
- Hold a series of "Try Softball" Days for girls to help boost your registration
- Offer a free fall Try Softball or Active Softball Session at your local schools
- Host a CANpitch Clinic for new players to introduce them to pitching
- Partner with a local school to offer an After-School Softball Program
- Host a U12 Colour Your Dreams Clinic for new players
To download the Grant Guidelines and Application Package, click here. The deadline for proposals is July 9, 2012. For more information contact Sydney Millar, National Program Director.
CAAWS will provide on-going support to successful projects, including templates for measuring and reporting on outcomes and project activities. On the Move Champions are available in every region to offer additional support and will be connected with successful applicants.
On the Move is CAAWS’ national initiative to increase opportunities for inactive girls and young women (ages 9-18) to participate in physical activity and sport. The On the Move Concept advocates for the creation of fun-filled, supportive, female-only, recreational sport and physical activity programs designed to increase girls’ self-esteem, build their skills, and create a foundation for life-long active living.