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New round of grants now available to help cover the cost of sports programs and sports equipment for people with a disability

January 18, 2013

Canadian Paralympic Committee calls for applications for the 2013-14
Para-Equipment Fund and Recruitment Program Fund

OTTAWA, Jan. 18, 2013 /CNW/ – The Canadian Paralympic Committee invites
Canadian sport organizations and clubs to apply, starting today, for
the 2013-14 granting round of both the Para-Equipment Fund and the
Recruitment Program Fund.

      1. The Para-Equipment Fund (PEF) delivers grants of up to $5,000 to
         national and provincial sport organizations as well as local-level
         clubs to purchase adapted equipment - for sports such as
         wheelchair basketball, sledge hockey, or skiing for people with
         visual impairments, for example - to enable people with a
         disability to participate in sport.

         Grants are awarded to cover 50 per cent of the total cost of the
         equipment. The applicant is responsible for covering the other 50
         per cent of the equipment costs.

         The Para-Equipment Fund is supported by the Government of Canada's
         Sport Support Program and Invacare Canada.

      2. The Recruitment Program Fund (RPF), also supported by the
         Government of Canada's Sport Support Program, awards grants of up
         to $10,000 to sports organizations to financially support the
         creation of a new sports program or the expansion of an existing
         successful program that provides a positive introductory sports
         experience for participants with a disability.

         Funds may be used towards enhancing program options, such as
         facility rental space, coaching, volunteer training and more.

Applications for both funds will be accepted starting January 18, 2013.

The deadline to submit applications is February 19, 2013.

Please visit www.paralympic.ca/funding for the application and more information.

An interactive webinar to help applicants with their grants will take
place Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 7 p.m. EST. For an invitation with
the webinar information, please email Laura Ferris at lferris@paralympic.ca.

About Sport Canada’s Sport Support Program

The Sport Support Program provides National and Multi Sport
Organizations with financial assistance they need to develop Canada’s
amateur sport system and to achieve world class athletic results. This
financial support strengthens our national sport system and benefits
our athletes and coaches. For more information, please visit www.pch.gc.ca/eng/1267385942671.

About the Canadian Paralympic Committee

The Canadian Paralympic Committee is a non-profit, private organization
with 46 member sports organizations dedicated to strengthening the
Paralympic movement. The Canadian Paralympic Committee’s vision is to
be the world’s leading Paralympic nation. Its mission is to lead the
development of a sustainable Paralympic sport system in Canada to
enable athletes to reach the podium at the Paralympic Games. By
supporting Canadian Paralympic athletes and promoting their success,
the Canadian Paralympic Committee inspires all Canadians with a
disability to get involved in sport through programs delivered by its
member organizations. For more information, visit www.paralympic.ca.

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