Recreation for All Fund
Recreation for All
2019 Fund Guidelines & Eligibility
Get Moving and Recreation for ALL 2019 deadline has been extended to March 4, 2019 at 11:59PM!!
Who can apply?
- Local community groups
- Small businesses working within the identified neighborhoods
- Non-profit and Not-for-profit organizations
Entities not eligible: Government Agencies, Universities, and Political Groups.
Groups applying are not required to be a 501(C) (3) nonprofit nor are they required to use a fiscal sponsor. If funded, groups will be required to obtain a City of Seattle Business License and appropriate liability insurance
Applicants can apply for up to a maximum amount of $15,000.
Recreation for All
The Recreation for All initiative funds new, innovative, and culturally relevant recreation opportunities. Funded activities will develop new and ongoing relationships with Seattle Parks and Recreation, community centers, parks, and facilities. Priority will be given to new projects that have not been funded by Recreation for All in prior years.
Recreation for All projects must:
- Take place in a City of Seattle Community Center, Park, or Facility (such as Pool or Environmental Learning Center).
- Provide recreation classes, projects, programs, or events to underserved communities.
Recreation for All Qualifying Project Requirements
- Be free and open to all
- Be in the City of Seattle in one of the focus neighborhoods or centers
- Serve one of the focus populations and neighborhoods
- Have community partners involved with project
- Take place in the City of Seattle between April 1, 2019 and December 15, 2019
- Adhere to Seattle Park and Recreation’s mission statement: Seattle Parks and Recreation provides welcoming and safe opportunities to play, learn, contemplate and build community, and promotes responsible stewardship of the land. We promote healthy people, a healthy environment, and strong communities.
- Cannot have any outstanding debts or grants with Seattle Parks and Recreation's Business Service Center (BSC)
- All past grant or fund paperwork must be submitted and up to date
If a single project qualifies for Get Moving and Recreation for All funding the application can be submitted for both programs but will only receive funding from one (not both programs).
Priority Funding Populations
Projects that identify the following groups representing priority funding areas will receive higher consideration: *Get Moving Priority **Recreation for All Priority
- People of color
- Immigrant/refugee populations
- Youth/Teens (including Toddlers)*
- Adults (19-50 years)**
- Mature Adults 50+*
- Persons with disabilities
Southwest Southeast Northwest Northeast
Cottage Grove Brighton Cedar Park Bitter Lake
High Point Columbia City Jackson Park Green Lake
Highland Park Dunlap Lake City Greenwood
Pigeon Point Genesee Maple Leaf Haller Lake
South Delridge Triangle Hillman City North Matthews Beach Licton Springs/
Sunrise Heights Lakewood Northgate Aurora Licton
Westwood New Holly Olympic Hills
Youngstown North Rainier Pinehurst
Georgetown Pritchard Beach Victory Heights
Puget Ridge Othello Meadowbrook
Beacon Hill Rainier Valley Magnuson/Sandpoint Housing
South Park Rainier Vista
Priority Centers (Recreation for All)
Rainier Beach Community Center Rainier Community Center
Van Asselt Community Center Jefferson Community Center
Garfield Community Center Yesler Community Center
South Park Community Center High Point Community Center
Delridge Community Center International District Community Center
Lake City Community Center Magnuson Community Center
Northgate Community Center Bitter Lake Community Center
If your project is not in one of these identified areas when writing your application please add information about why you are planning to serve the area you have selected and how it meets the qualifications of Get Moving or Recreation for All
It is also our goal to establish and strengthen the collaborative working relationship between Seattle Parks and Recreation and community organizations in building new and innovative partnerships that increase healthy activities and services offered to the community.
Project criteria include:
- Quality of Project: clear, well-conceived project that promotes recreation, cultural, community and/or physical activity participation, strong community relations, and is authentic to the community.
- Community Impact, Outreach and Outcomes: project plan describes meaningful efforts to increase community participation that will reach diverse and underserved audiences through intentional outreach and identifies outreach strategies. Demonstrates a measurable impact for the community served. Project has a desired outcome for the community served (i.e. better health due to more physical activity).
- Feasibility: the organization/community group/business has a proven track record of managing programs, activities and/or other event(s) and/or demonstrated ability to successfully produce the program or event; provides evidence of community involvement and support from the community they wish to serve.
- Budget: a clear, realistic budget for the program or event that matches the amount requested and includes all potential costs, in kind donations, and any partnerships with additional funds. Priority will be given to applications that show a clear financial need to operate the proposed project.
- Sustainability: projects that have a plan to sustain program beyond funding cycle i.e., partnership development, in-kind donations, fitness certifications and collective impact partnerships.
Application Deadline and Information
Get Moving and Recreation for All applications will be available January 2019. To receive information on the 2019 timeline and application as it becomes available email your contact information to PKS_SPRFunds4All@seattle.gov.
Applications open January 7, 2019 at 7:00AM and close February 18, 2019 at 11:59PM
Funding announcements will be made mid-April 2019
Please do not plan on having your program begin prior to mid-April 2019.
Applications can be completed and submitted at Seattlepark.gosmart.org.
Application Review and Notification
An independent panel of nonprofit organization members, community, and Seattle Parks and Recreation representatives will review and evaluate applications according to the program criteria and recommend funding. Funding notification will be made in Spring 2019.
Items eligible for funding: instructor fees, marketing and promotional fees, project management and coordination/administration costs, equipment supplies, equipment rentals and other production-related costs including fitness certifications, etc. No more than 10% of budget may be used for food-related costs during the event/program.
Funds may not be used for: organizational administrative costs, travel or travel related expenses, fundraising, or gifts. This includes rent, mileage, personnel benefits, etc.