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The next Category 1 deadline is September 16, 2019!

Apply for a Grant 

The City offers financial assistance to encourage volunteer community groups and organizations to further improve and develop recreation opportunities for Whitehorse citizens.

  • Category 1 – Recreation Grants
    Funding may be available to volunteer community groups and organizations in Whitehorse to further improve or develop recreation opportunities for Whitehorse citizens. Eligibility includes program assistance, leadership development, capital, equipment, and operation and maintenance.
    Deadlines: March 15 and September 15
  • Category 2 – Recreation Facilities / Parks
    Funding may be available for capital, ongoing operation and maintenance, and program assistance costs for non-City owned public recreation facilities and/or park enhancement projects.
    Deadline: March 15
  • Category 3 – Arts / Cultural Facilities
    Funding may be available for capital, ongoing operation and maintenance, and program assistance costs for non-City owned public facilities of an arts and/or heritage nature.
    Deadline: March 15

The total amount available for 2019 Recreation Grants is $200,000.  Please note that we receive a high volume of applications.  If you have questions regarding your application, please contact recgrants@whitehorse.ca well in advance of the deadlines.

Recreation Grant Policy
Recreation Grant Application
Recreation Grant Accountability Statement

Drop-off locations:

City Hall - 2121 Second Avenue
Canada Games Centre - 200 Hamilton Blvd    

For questions regarding your application, please contact Keri Rutherford at 668-8327 or recgrants@whitehorse.ca

Personal Information is collected under the authority of the Public Lottery Regulations and will be used only for the purpose of administering the Recreation Grant and Community Lottery Program. For further information, contact: the Manager, Recreation & Facility Services, City of Whitehorse, 867-668-8331 and/or the General Manager, Lotteries Yukon, 101-205 Hawkins Street, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 1X3 or 867-633-7899, toll free within Yukon 1-800-661-0555, extension 7899.

The City of Whitehorse is pleased to acknowledge the contribution of Lotteries Yukon for funding support for the Recreation Grant Program.

Apply to Join the Recreation Grant Task Force Committee

Are you able to contribute your time to some important volunteer work? Want to use your talents and insights to make a difference in our community?

The City of Whitehorse is seeking applications from any City of Whitehorse resident interested in serving on the Recreation Grant Task Force Committee. 

The purpose of the committee is to review and make recommendations to City Council and City Administration on Recreation Grant Funding within the City of Whitehorse.

Please contact Recreation and Facility Services at 668-8327 if you would like more information on this opportunity. 

Completed applications may be dropped off at the Canada Games Centre at 200 Hamilton BLVD or mailed to:

Recreation Grant Task Force Committee
c/o City of Whitehorse
Attn:  Recreation and Facility Services-Keri Rutherford
2121 Second Avenue
Whitehorse, YT   Y1A 1C2

or faxed to (867) 668-8675, Attn: Keri Rutherford, Program Leadhand before October 26th, 2019.