“Physical literacy is the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge, and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life.” – The International Physical Literacy Association, May 2014
A working group has been established to help increase the Physical Literacy of Islanders. The group is led by Recreation PEI and includes members from Sport PEI, Parasport & Recreation PEI, Special Olympics PEI, the PEI Aboriginal Sport Circle, and the PEI Department of Health & Wellness- Sport, Recreation & Physical Activity Division.
This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Prince Edward Island.
A portion of the funding the working group received has been allocated for micro-grants to sport, recreation, community, school, or health groups to deliver physical literacy projects.
Grants are for a maximum of $1,000.
Organizations must be one of the following:
• Registered not-for-profit or charitable group
• School group
Early Childhood Centre
• Be completed between September 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021
• Promote physical literacy
• Work to improve the motivation, confidence, or competence of participants so they can be active for life
• Have clear goals that are measurable
Eligible costs include:
• Facility rental
• Leader honorarium
• Other costs as identified (capital costs are not eligible)
After the completion of the project the recipient must provide a report on the outcomes of the project- including photos, videos, testimonials and/or social media posts- and an accounting of the use of the funds. It is expected that recipients will promote Physical Literacy as well as their specific project.
Deadline to apply is September 30, 2020.
For more information, please contact: info @ recreationpei.ca