Fourteen curling clubs from across Canada put in successful applications to access funds from Curling Canada’s Curling Assistance Program (CAP), it was announced today.
The CAP was put in place to help grow the sport of curling through programs at the community level, as well as contribute to capital projects at curling clubs to keep them operating at a high level. The grants are awarded in two categories: Business Development and Bricks & Mortar.
“The Curling Assistance Program is a key element in continuing to build our sport across the country, from grassroots on up to the high-performance levels,” said Greg Stremlaw, Curling Canada’s Chief Executive Officer. “Helping make sure our member facilities continue operating efficiently is another sign that we’re committed to not only maintaining the health of our sport, but looking for ways to grow it.”
Since its inception in 1999, the CAP has distributed more than $1.9 million to curling centres across the country.
Some quick facts about this year’s grants:
• Curling Canada received 72 applications requesting $566,216 in funding.
• Of those 72 applications, there were four applications for Business Development Grants, requesting $22,000 and there were 68 applications for Bricks & Mortar Grants, requesting $544,216.
• The Curling Canada Review Team granted four Business
Development Grants totalling $17,000 and 10 Bricks & Mortar Grants totalling $92,000 for a total of $109,000.
• Applications were received from centres representing 11 of the 14 Member Associations (Newfoundland & Labrador, Nunavut and the Northwest Territories did not have any submissions). Nine of those 11 MAs received grants in their jurisdiction. In addition, a joint collaborative submission from the Ontario Curling Association and Northern Ontario Curling Association was also approved.