Playing for Keeps Neighbourhood Games Micro-Grant Application

What are Playing for Keeps Neighbourhood Games?

Playing for Keeps Neighbourhood Games are resident-led, locally organized, small, spontaneous activities. People will benefit by: becoming more physically active, neighbours getting to know each other, making new friends, and trying out a new game/skill. Your community benefits include creating a welcoming feeling by encouraging others to play more.

When can they take place?

There is no deadline to apply for funding as the Playing for Keeps Neighbourhood Game can take place any time throughout the year.

What costs or activities ARE eligible for a micro-grant?

  • Promotion — printing of flyers, posters, copying, signage, etc.
  • Rental or purchase of sports equipment, art supplies, party supplies etc. Following the event, items purchased with the funding must be shared with all participants
  • Food and refreshments

What costs or activities are NOT eligible for a micro-grant?

  • Activities that have already taken place
  • Payment to individuals: individuals cannot profit financially from the activities. Playing for Keeps Neighbourhood Games is intended to foster volunteerism. With that in mind, honorariums, gifts, entertainment/performance costs, speaker fees, monetary prizes or incentives etc. are not permitted.
  • Alcohol, or any materials or substances prohibited by law

Any money remaining and all receipts must be returned to the partner community organization and should reflect the intent of the original application.

Please note: before you can apply for a grant, you will need to submit your event to our web site. If you are concerned about having the event listed on our site before you know whether or not your grant application is going to be approved, just check "Yes" to the question "WIll this event will require funding?" on the event submission form.

Grant Application Form

The Grant must go to an individual resident applicant (not associations, groups or businesses). Feel free to ask others to help you organize your Neighbourhood Game.
In format M4W 3H1
In format 416-555-5555
Please choose the Neighbourhood Game that this grant application is for. Note that you will need to submit your event to our web site first, before you can apply for a grant - and the event must be approved before it will appear on this list, so you may have to wait a day or two. This list shows the 20 most recent events approved.
2. Tell us who will participate and benefit
Minimum 5 people to qualify for the grant
3. Tell us how you will promote your Neighbourhood Game
You can also print out a ready-made poster or make your own using the Playing for Keeps images available. Simply go to "Promote Your Neighbourhood Game" under Plan a Neighbourhood Game.
Please collect your flags from the Playing for Keeps Hub you select below.
4. What are your estimated costs?
A list of what you spent your money on and all receipts must be returned at end of your Neighbourhood Game to the community organization partner. Any money remaining and all receipts should reflect the intent of the original application.
Examples: printing posters/flyers/ invitations, food and drinks, play/sports equipment rental, etc.
You can apply for maximum $50 for specific expenses related to staging your Neighbourhood Game.
5. When will you promote your upcoming Playing for Keeps Neighbourhood Game information on the Playing for Keeps website calendar?
This is required in order to receive your grant.
6. When will you post your Playing for Keeps Neighbourhood Game video/photos after your Game on the Playing for Keeps website map?
Videos must be 30 seconds to 2 minutes long.
Grant sponsor

Please select the Playing for Keeps Hub closest to you that will process your request for funding.

Agincourt Community Services Association
* Intersection: Victoria Park Ave./Finch Ave. E.
* Address: 201 Chester Le Blvd., Toronto, ON M1W 2K7 (map)

COSTI Immigrant Services
* Intersection: Caledonia Rd./Eglinton Ave. W.
* Address: 700 Caledonia Rd., Toronto, ON M6B 3X7 (map)

CultureLink Settlement Services
* Intersection: Dundas St. W./Bloor St. W.
* Address: 2340 Dundas St. W., Suite 301, Toronto, ON M6P 4A9 (map)

East Scarborough Storefront
* Intersection: Orton Park Rd./Lawrence Ave. E.
* Address: 4040 Lawrence Ave. E., Toronto, ON M1E 2R2 (map) 
* Please note: You must reside in the Kingston/Galloway Orton Park area to apply.

MJKO: Mentoring Junior Kids Organization
* Intersection: Bathurst St./Lakeshore Blvd. W.
* Address: 21 Grand Magazine St., Unit 811, Toronto, ON M5V 1B5 (map)

North York Community House
* Intersection: Jane St./Lawrence Ave. W.
* Address: 1541 Jane St., Toronto, ON M9N 2R3 (map)

Ralph Thornton Centre
* Intersection: Broadview Ave./Queen St. E.
* Address: 765 Queen St. E., Toronto, ON M4M 1H3 (map)

Rexdale Community Health Centre
* Intersection: Kipling Ave./Rexdale Blvd.
* Address: 8 Taber Rd., Etobicoke ON M9W 3A4 (map)

The Centre for Community Learning and Development
* Intersection: Parliament St./Gerrard St. E.
* Address: 269 Gerrard St. E., Toronto, ON M5A 2G3 (map)

The Peer Project - Youth Assisting Youth
* Intersection: Yonge St./Finch Ave. E.
* Address: 5734 Yonge St., Suite 401, Toronto, ON M2M 4E7 (map)

Toronto Community Housing
* Intersection: Yonge St./north of Bloor St.
* Address: 931 Yonge St., Toronto, ON M4W 2H2 (map)

Toronto Pearson International Airport
* Intersection: Renforth Dr./Hwy. 401
* Address: P.O. Box 6031, 3111 Convair Dr., Toronto AMF, ON L5P 1B2 (map)

UNITY Charity
* Intersection: Yonge St./Eglinton Ave. W.
* Address: 2300 Yonge St., Suite 1602, Toronto, ON M4P 1E4 (map)

* Intersection: Weston Rd./Eglinton Ave. W. 
* Address: 5 Bartonville Ave. E., Toronto, ON M6M 2B1 (map)

University of Toronto Scarborough
* Intersection: Morningside Ave./Ellesmere Rd.
* Address: 1265 Military Trail, Arts & Administration Building, Room AA 415B, Toronto, ON M1C 1A4 (map)

WoodGreen Community Services
* Intersection: Danforth Ave./east of Pape Ave.
* Address: 815 Danforth Ave., Suite 100, Toronto, ON M4J 1L2 (map)

Working Skills Centre
* Intersection: Yonge St./Eglinton Ave. E.
* Address: 55 Eglinton Ave. E., Suite 703, Toronto, ON M4P 1G8 (map)