Apply for a Yukon Recreation Advisory Grant for Yukon special recreation groups

  1. About the grant
  2. Eligibility
  3. How to apply
  4. Funding decision process
  5. Funding accountability

  1. About the grant

    Funding for Yukon special recreation groups (YSRG) is available for 5 categories:

    • participant development;
    • leadership development;
    • administration or organizational development;
    • special project or community development; and
    • facility operations and maintenance.


    The Government of Yukon, in partnership with the Yukon Lottery Commission and Sport Canada, is proud to support the sport & recreation community with 1.1 million in funding for the 2019/20 fiscal year.

    This annual funding supports the operation of sport governing bodies, special recreation groups and individual athletes and coaches who have shown a high degree of performance in their sport.

  2. Eligibility

    In order to be eligible to receive funding, a Yukon special recreation group must:

    • be the single governing authority for the group’s activity in Yukon;
    • have a membership that elects its volunteer leaders at an annual general meeting;
    • be incorporated under the Yukon Societies Act, have a constitution, and bylaws and is in good standing;
    • prepare an annual financial statement and budget;
    • have plans and policies as identified in the YRAC grant application;
    • collect membership dues to help subsidize member services; and
    • generate significant funds through self-help.

    The Sports and Recreation Branch has the authority to recognize organizations which:

    • meet all criteria;
    • have a history of significant and strong territorial membership; and
    • have viable sister organizations in a minimum of 1 other territory or province.

  3. How to apply
    1. Complete the application form.
    2. Ensure the form is signed by representatives of the Yukon special recreation group.
    3. Submit the form to the Sport and Recreation Branch:
      In person: 4061 4th Avenue in Whitehorse.
      We are open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
      Government of Yukon
      Sport and Recreation Branch (C-10)
      Box 2703
      Whitehorse, Yukon
      Y1A 2C6


  4. Funding decision process

    Members of YRAC are appointed by the Minister of Community Services. YRAC reviews the applications and makes funding recommendations to the Minister for approval.

    Applicants are notified of the results within 6 weeks of the funding adjudication meetings. These are typically held the end of May.


  5. Funding accountability

    All Yukon special recreation groups that receive YRAC funding must complete the funding accountability form by March 31.


If you have questions about applying for a Yukon Recreation Advisory Committee grant, email or phone 867-667-3778 or toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408 extension 3778.