In support of the recently released 2015 ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth, where the steady decline in children’s play is highlighted as a public health concern linked with healthy development, the Lawson Foundation has launched a new funding opportunity to better understand how to support Canadian communities to foster children’s opportunities for unstructured outdoor play. Please follow the links below to access funding criteria, general FAQ’s and instructions on how to apply. Also included for your information is the excellent Position Statement on active outdoor play.
2015 Funding Opportunity – Active Outdoor Play
REQUEST FOR LETTERS OF INTENT
Submission deadline: Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 at 1:00 pm EDT.
The Lawson Foundation is excited to announce a new funding opportunity in the area of Active Outdoor Play (see Press Release).
The Foundation is inviting letters of intent from registered charities across Canada to increase children’s opportunities for self-directed play outdoors in all settings – at home, in school, in child care, the community and nature.
Please check the Foundation’s website for funding criteria, timelines and the link to submit an application. Note that the submission deadline is Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 at 1:00 pm EDT.
Last but not least, the Foundation hopes to engage with great ideas of registered charities from a broad range of stakeholders involved in the delivery of community programs, services, and supports, as well as policy and research initiatives focused on outdoor play. To help ensure a broad reach, we would appreciate your sharing this information with your networks.
For more information please download:
Active Outdoor Play Position Statement eng. (169 downloads)
Active Outdoor Play Position Statement fr. (67 downloads)