Sports Legacy Fund accepting applications

Kamloops Blazers Sports Society Sports Legacy Fund is again accepting funding applications

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Now in its seventh year, the Kamloops Blazers Sports Society Sports Legacy Fund is again accepting funding applications from organizations in and around the Kamloops area.

The application deadline is Nov. 30.

The Sports Legacy Fund is an investment in the sporting community by the Kamloops Blazers Sports Society and Blazers Sports Foundation. It has been established as a result of the 2007 sale of the WHL Kamloops Blazers Hockey franchise and by the commitment of the members of these organizations to sustainable sport initiatives through opportunity, growth and excellence.The fund is intended to support:

The improvement of amateur sport facilities and sport activities.

Funding the purchase of land, buildings and equipment.

Funding for training, education and research pertaining to amateur sport.

Funding for organizational capacity building, leadership development and volunteer support.

The annual application period is from October 1st to November 30th. All completed applications and supporting documents must be submitted to the Society no later than the November deadline

The Legacy Fund will support fledgling organizations establish themselves within the sport community on the understanding that oversight expectations and due diligence are increased until the organization is established and sustainable.

Smaller sport organizations, which are not incorporated under the BC Society Act, are encouraged to apply for funding and will not be restricted by the application requirements.

The Society recognizes both financial and organizational support as valuable use of the income from the Legacy Fund. Wherever possible, financial support is accompanied by efforts to build the capacity and effectiveness of amateur sport organizations.

Results of the granting process will be released toward the end of January 2016. Questions can also be emailed to rsmillie@shaw.ca.

Since the inception of the Sports Legacy Fund in 2009, $2,158,000 has been granted to 84 groups in Kamloops and area.

For more information go to:

http://kamloopsblazerssportssociety.com