The Learn to Play project, an initiative of RBC, is supporting the development of physical literacy in Canadian children with grants totalling $750,000 in 2014.
Canadian community-based organizations can apply for two types of grants:
- Program grants (for between $1,000 and $10,000) are being given to organizations that help kids learn fundamental movement skills and that promote multi-sport experiences
- Community grants (for between $10,000 and $25,000) are to support “community groups that are developing or implementing action plans to transform the way sport and physical activities are planned and delivered”
In a statement, RBC’s Jane Broderick said, “We know that physical activity and sports build confidence in kids. With this program, we want to make sure not only that all youth have the opportunity and encouragement to participate and learn through sports and play, but that Canadian organizations have the resources they need to get kids active and involved. This program is an important piece of the RBC Believe in Kids Pledge, our commitment to the whole child: mind, body and spirit.”