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Community Leadership Support Program

The Community Leadership Support Program provides sport, recreation, physical activity and healthy living services to rural Prince Edward Island based on the three designated regional sport areas: Eastern, Central and Western.

 The program is available to:
·         Communities with existing recreation departments who have full-time recreation professional(s)
·         Incorporated Regional Sport and Recreation Councils
 
What do municipalities have to do to be eligible for program funding?
 Municipalities are eligible for funding if:
·         They have a population base of less than 10,000 people
·         They have at least one full-time employee whose main focus is sport, recreation, physical activity or healthy living
·         The employee must have a degree or diploma, preferably in sport or recreation, or in a relevant field with some experience and background associated with sport, recreation and healthy living
·         They sign a contribution agreement that identifies the level of funding and describes the activities that must be completed through the year
·         They received leadership funding in 2014-15
·         The total contribution does not exceed $5,000
 
What do incorporated regional sport and recreation councils have to do to be eligible for program funding?
Incorporated regional sport and recreation councils are eligible for funding if:
·         They are volunteer lead and represent one of the three designated regions: Eastern, Central, Western
·         They employ at least one employee whose main focus is sport, recreation, physical activity and healthy living (the employee must have a degree or diploma, preferably in sport or recreation, or in a relevant field with some experience and background associated with sport, recreation and healthy living).
·         The project plan has been discussed with the regional coordinator responsible for the region
·         They sign a contribution agreement that describes the activities that must be completed throughout the year and their operation budget for the year.
·         They received leadership funding in 2014-15.
 
How do I apply for the program?
Divisional staff will contact each eligible community or regional council once the program is available in each fiscal year.
 
Is there a deadline to apply?
There is no deadline to apply.
 
Is there a fee to apply?
There is no fee to apply.
 
Are there any special conditions to the program?
Funded organizations must clearly support the physical activity work of the provincial government.
 
Do you need information on the Leadership Support Program?
Contact Margie Misener
Telephone: (902) 368-47896
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