We often encourage our clients to explore a wide variety of grants when trying to find money. Thinking outside the box and not focusing on one single aspect of what you would like to have funded is important. Finding money for a recreation center is a great example to demonstrate several different ways to justify a grant application. Below are just three examples of possible funding categories.
Over 36 million children age 5-18 compete in sports in the United States every year, according to Statistic Brain Research Institute. Sports and recreation activities get kids moving, which is important in today’s world. To help fund youth sports and recreation programs, check out some hand-selected grant opportunities below.
Today, more than 80 percent of families live in urban areas and lack easy access to outdoor spaces. In response, President Obama’s “Every Kid in a Park” initiative will soon help address the situation. Starting in September for the 2015-2016 school year, all fourth graders will be given a pass that will allow them and their families free entry into every National Park for an entire year. There is no application necessary. Annual family passes normally cost $80.