The Municipality of Springfield Parks and Recreation Department awards grants to various non-profit community groups requiring financial assistance. The intent of this funding is to increase access to recreation programming for all residents in Springfield by reducing barriers to participation and facilitating the delivery of activities/programs that address existing gaps.
Kids First Program
The Springfield Kids First program is a fee subsidy program which provides Springfield residents with lower annual incomes (see chart below), the necessary funds to register for recreation programs in Springfield (up to 50% of total program fees). Springfield believes that participation in recreation programs builds not only healthy residents but healthy communities, while enhancing overall quality of life.
Age Friendly Grants
The Springfield Age Friendly Committee has grants of up to $500 to non-profit community projects for the up-coming calendar year. The intent of this funding is to increase community access, safety and wellness for the residents in Springfield. Organizations that endeavour to promote community events, arts, culture, community spirit and improved quality of life for Springfield residents are encouraged to apply for this grant.