What is Take the Lead?
  • The Take the Lead Program provides support for Albertan girls and women to become experienced leaders in sport and recreation.
  • Applicants can apply for support with costs associated with training, course fees, professional development, professional certification, clinics, equipment, travel, lodging, meals, and other training related activities.
  • The Take the Lead Program is NOT intended to support physical activity projects and recreational initiatives.

The Take the Lead program provides support for 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.

  • Individual Take the Lead Applicants can apply for a maximum of  $1,000 per individual
  • Organization Take the Lead Applicants can apply for a $3,000 per organization

Important Note: Due to regulations with the AGLC, the InMotion Network can only support Take the Lead Applicants through a local or provincial sport organization/not for profit/charity in good standing. Individuals are not able to receive this support directly.

Learn more about some recent successful Take the Lead Projects here.

Intake Deadlines for Applicants
  • April 30 (June to December requests)
  • October 31 (January to May requests)

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.