Village of Haines Junction Lottery Grant Application (draft)
The Village of Haines Junction's vision for recreation is:
Haines Junction has a vibrant core where diverse recreation opportunities foster individual and collective health and wellness, people support each other, the land is enjoyed and cared for, and residents are connected through trails and common spaces.
Guiding Principles for Recreation in Haines Junction
The Village of Haines Junction’s actions are aligned with ethical and honest conduct and embody a spirit of generosity. The Village reaches out and listens to the community with an open mind, is respectful of individuals and the pace of local people and life, actively seeks out and engages with existing and potential partners, and recognizes the contributions of others. The Village seeks out creative ideas and opportunities for collaboration and values quality and innovation. The Village involves and communicates with local residents around decision-making and maintains objectivity by drawing from fact and best practices. The Village thinks and plans proactively, embraces change, seeks sustainable solutions to ensure a viable future, and moves projects forward with intention.
About the Village of Haines Junction Lottery Grant
The Village of Haines Junction receives funding from Lotteries Yukon through the Community Lottery Program for community projects. The objective of the Community Lottery Program is to provide municipalities and local authorities with funding to support programs/projects that sustain and contribute to the growth of art, sport and recreation within their communities. The program strives to improve the quality of life for all Yukon people through participation or availability of art, sport and recreation.
On behalf of Council, The Culture, Parks and Recreation Committee reviews grant applications three times per year and makes recommendations to Council. Historically, the Village receives approximately $20,000/year to allocate within the community. The fund is allocated in three allotments (March, June and October). As such, applications to the Haines Junction Lottery Funding Grant must be submitted by March 15, June 15 or October 15. The Committee typically allocates 1/3 of the funding received from the Community Lottery Program to each intake.
What happens after I submit a grant?
At the close of each intake, the applications are reviewed by the Culture, Parks and Recreation (CPR) Committee. The CPR Committee is made up of up to 8 community members and a member of Village Council. Applications are reviewed by the Committee at the first available meeting after the intake. Recommendations of the Committee are then sent to Village Council for final approval. This process typically takes 3-6 weeks. All applicants are contacted by email/mail after the approval process concludes.
Objectives of the Haines Junction Lottery Grant?
- promotes health, wellness and active living
- enhancement of community identity/pride
- potential to create or strengthen community partnerships
- positive impact on economic/tourism development
General Terms and Conditions of the Haines Junction Lottery Grant (HJLG)
- The HJLG generally supports grants for proposals that have a demonstrated local impact.
- Grant applications are preferred where:
- There is clear community support for the initiative for which funding is being requested.
- A clear rationale for why the applicant believe that the HJLG is the best choice to fund the project, rather than another funding organization
- Applicants demonstrate a variety of funding and fundraising sources
- Projects that are ineligible for funding, include:
- where the application is from a for-profit organization
- where funding is duplicating funding received from another funder
- for activities that could be deemed discriminatory as defined by the Yukon Human Rights Act
- for programs or activities that take place outside of Haines Junction
- for the purchase of land or buildings
- for the construction of new buildings
- Completion of the project must include submission of all receipts, revenues and your final report.
- All funded projects and associated advertising or promotional materials must recognize Lotteries Yukon as the funder. A package of approved graphics/logos shall be provided upon award of the grant.