Playing for Keeps Neighbourhood Games are locally organized, playful activities that bring people together to share an experience, have fun and play. Games can cover a range of activities such as sports, arts, music and food – everything from basketball tournaments to hopscotch, from community gardening to grandmas and tot walks, from street dancing to mega glee clubs.
What costs or activities ARE eligible for a micro-grant?
- Purchase or rental of sports equipment, art supplies, party supplies, etc.,
- Promotion – flyer printing and copying, poster printing and copying, signage, and
- Food and refreshments.
- Also, a 30 seconds – 2 minutes video must be submitted to the website provided below
What costs or activities are NOT eligible for a micro-grant?
- Activities that have already taken place will not be funded. For example, paying for an event that has already happened.
- Regular program activities. For example, paying for program expenses for consecutive sessions.
- Payment to individuals including honouraria, gifts, entertainment/performance costs, speaker fees.
- Prizes or incentives to participants, and
- Any alcoholic beverage.
How can a P4K contribute to an agency/organization program or service?
- A P4K can ‘kick start’ a program or service. For example, paying for a chess set, food and refreshments to support a Chess Program.
- A P4K can celebrate the success of the end of a program. For example, paying for party supplies to celebrate the end of a Tai Chi program.
- A P4K could help Youth Outreach Workers engage local youth residents to participate in a neighbourhood game. For example, a Youth Outreach Worker applying to host a youth community dance off, and paying for food, refreshments and flyer printing.
- Staff can apply for games to be initiated for agency meetings. For example, a hoola Hoop competition can be an ice breaker for the meeting, and the staff can purchase a hoola hoop and refreshments.
Frequently asked Questions and things to know.
- If a neighbourhood game is being reapplied to play again, then new participants must be involved.
- If a new game is being applied, to a group that has previously participated in a neighbourhood game, then this is acceptable.
- There must be communication about the game four days in advance. For example, putting up a poster, email blast, newsletter etc... four days before a neighbourhood game.
- P4K swag needs to be in videos. For example, participants could wave a flag while hoola hooping in a completion.
- If there are promotional opportunities for Toronto Foundation to be highlighted as a partner/funder/sponsor, then please contact Pramila at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in applying, please visit http://www.playingforkeeps.ca/plan-neighbourhood-game