The Take the Lead Funding has been created to help Albertan girls and women become experienced leaders in the sport and recreation fields. Funding monies could be used for training, course fees, professional development, professional certification, clinics, equipment, travel, lodging, meals, and other training related activities. The Take the Lead Funding is not intended to support physical activity projects and recreational initiatives.

The Take the Lead Funding will provide as many as 5 funding opportunities of up to $1,000 per individual and/or $3,000 per organization to girls and women working or volunteering in the sport or active living communities, recreation field or school system who are working towards increasing their leadership capacity.

As result of  directive from Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis InMotion Network will not be able to contract with or provide Take the Lead funding to individuals directly. Effective November 1, 2018 contracting must be done between InMotion network, the individual and the Local or Provincial Sport Organization with funding directed through the Local or Provincial Sport Organization.

Deadlines

The deadlines for the ♀Take the Lead Funding are April 30th and October 31st each year. Please submit applications online below or to:
InMotion Network
c/o Education Committee
11759-Groat Road
Edmonton AB T5M 3K6
Email: info@inmotionetwork.org

Successful candidates will be notified within thirty days of the application deadline. Projects must be completed within one year of the application deadline. This funding is open to InMotion Network Members only.

Eligibility

In order for your application to be considered, all four criteria must be included in your application. Awardees will be chosen by a selection committee familiar with the goals of the Take the Lead Funding Program.

Applicants must meet the following criteria and fit into one of the three categories:

Category: Coach

You should apply for the ♀Take the Lead Funding in this category if you:

  • are a female coach, instructor, volunteer, or teacher operating in a coaching role who is interacting with girls and women in a sport or physical activity environment AND/OR;
  • have NCCP coaching certification or are in the process of completing it AND;
  • have an affiliation with a provincial sport organization (PSO) or national sport organization (NSO) or a multi-sport organization (MSO) or work/volunteer for a club/team who is a member of a PSO/NSO/MSO.

Category: Official

You should apply for the ♀Take the Lead Funding in this category if you:

  • are a female official, umpire, judge, referee, adjudicator or commissaire operating in an officiating capacity who is interacting with girls and women in a sport or physical activity environment
  • AND; have certification or are in the process of completing it through your provincial sport organization (PSO) or national sport organization (NSO) or a multi-sport organization (MSO) or work/volunteer for a club/team who is a member of a PSO/NSO/MSO.

Category: Sport/Recreation Administrator

You should apply for the ♀Take the Lead Funding in this category if you:

  • are a female sport/recreation administrator, volunteer, board member, committee member, or leader representing a club, team, or organization that has an affiliation with a provincial or national sport organization (PSO/NSO/MSO) or physical activity association.

Note: Athletes in pursuit of personal achievement in sport are not eligible for this
award.