Department of Community Services

Sport & Recreation

Recreation Funding Programs

Yukon Recreation Advisory Committee (YRAC) Funding

Government of Yukon provides funding for Yukon special recreation groups in partnership with the Yukon Lottery Commission. This funding is available in five categories:

  • Participant Development
  • Leadership Development
  • Organizational Development
  • Community Development
  • Facility Operations and Maintenance

Organizations requesting funding are required to submit applications in the spring of each year.

Forms:

YRAC Grant Application - Special Recreation Groups

YRAC Accountability Form - Special Recreation Groups


The Sport and Recreation Branch provides funding to unincorporated communities that are recognized in the Yukon Recreation Act/Regulations as the local authority for recreation that is responsible for recreation in a designated geographic area.  In 2014, the Government of Yukon approved revisions to the regulations to address the rising core costs associated with providing recreation, sport and active living opportunities in rural unincorporated communities. 

The Sport and Recreation Branch provides the following funding to Local Authorities for Recreation:
1. Community  Recreation Assistance Grants
2. Insurance Reimbursement Funding
3. Small Capital Projects Funding

1. Community Recreation Assistance Grant (CRAG) Funding

Each year, the Sport & Recreation Branch provides CRAG funding to help offset the core costs of delivering recreation in communities, in the general areas of staffing, recreation infrastructure operations and maintenance, pool operations and programs. 

In order to receive this funding, the Local Authority for Recreation must:

1. In the case of a Non-profit Organization:

    1. be in good standing with Corporate Affairs

    2. submit a cover letter requesting new year funding,  including a brief description of recreation opportunities provided to the community with funding from previous year

    3. submit a current list of Board of Directors, including position, phone & email

    4. submit a financial statement and balance sheet for previous year, which clearly shows CRAG funding in revenues, and how the funding was spent 

    5. submit a budget for new fiscal year, which clearly shows CRAG funding in revenues, and how funding will be spent

2. In the case of a First Nation:

    1. submit an organizational outline/chart showing where recreation fits within their governance structure, a current list of recreation staff/volunteers responsible for recreation programming & infrastructure

    2. submit a financial statement and balance sheet for previous year, which clearly shows CRAG funding in revenues, and how the funding was spent

    3. submit a budget for new fiscal year, which clearly shows CRAG funding in revenues, and how funding will be spent


2. Liability Insurance Reimbursement Funding

Unincorporated communities can apply for reimbursement funds up to $3000 for liability insurance related to the delivery of recreation.  Communities must apply, or provide indication of their intention to apply by the end of January.


3. Capital Recreation Funding Program

Unincorporated communities can apply annually to the Small Capital Projects Fund.   The funding can be used to cover up to 100% of a project, up to a maximum of $20,000 per community.  Applications will be reviewed and prioritized as they are received.

Projects may include repairs and upgrades to existing recreation facilities (non-YG owned buildings only) and small capital projects, as well as the purchase of functional equipment (printer, fridge) or furniture which are necessary for the operation of the facility.  Work identified as high urgency are those affecting health and safety concerns, structural integrity, protection of property, end of life span and will be given highest priority.

Forms:

Small Capital Projects Application Form

Small Capital Projects 3 Year Forecast Form


Youth Investment Fund

The Youth Investment Fund provides funding for youth programs that promote positive lifestyle choices, self-esteem, and more. Organizations can apply for up to $5,000 per project.


Yukon Lotteries Commission

The Yukon Lotteries Commission provides funding for art, sport and recreation in the Yukon. There are three types of funding offered by the YLC:


Community Development Fund

The Community Development Fund is designed to promote projects and events that provide long-term benefits to communities.