Women in Squash Encouragement Fund

Funding for gender equity in sport was announced in the 2018 federal budget and aims to achieve gender equity in sport at every level by 2035.  The Women in Squash Encouragement Fund has been established by Squash Canada to promote women and girls participation in squash in Canada. The fund will support stakeholders looking to develop new and/or expand current initiatives that build capacity for gender equity in Squash.

Are you looking to increase women’s and girls’ participation in squash?   Do you have an idea and need funding to support it? Do you have an established project that can use some additional money? Apply for the Women in Squash Encouragement Fund and get some backing.

Key details:
The aggregate total for the Women in Squash Encouragement Fund in this fiscal year to be awarded by March 31 2021 is $7000.  The Fund will award:

  • Ten grants valued at $700*

*The amount approved for each initiative could be more or less than the amount requested and will be based on the number of requests received, how closely the initiatives meet criteria, and consideration for providing support across the country.
*Due to the uncertainty brought on by COVID-19, we invite submissions for both traditional and virtual programming or a combination of both

Application Process Timeline
The application process timeline is 8 weeks.  More specific dates are:

  • June 22: Application guidelines will be posted on Squash Canada’s website.  Communications will be sent out
  • June 24: Online application opens
  • July 24 @ 11pm EST: Application deadline
  • July 25 to August 8: Applications will be reviewed
  • August 10: Recipients will receive notification of the outcome of their funding request
  • August 17: Recipients will be announced on Squash Canada’s Webpage and Social Media

Eligible Applicants
Eligible applicants include:

  • Provincial/Territorial squash associations
  • Club administrators
  • Club squash professionals
  • Community leaders and/or organizations
  • Schools
  • Squash associations*
  • Committees*
  • Squash players*

*Associations, committees and squash players must demonstrate in their application support to be received by their local Provincial/Territorial squash associations, squash professional(s) and/or club facility.

Applicants must be members of or affiliated with their respective provincial/territorial squash association.

What Details we need from you:

  • Submission of your Application Form - CLICK HERE - between June 24 and July 24, 2020

See the full Women in Squash Encouragement Fund Application Guide for more complete information.

** Should the Coronavirus affect the ability to run initiatives, they may be cancelled and/or postponed. Recipients will be notified of such actions by the Squash Canada Female Engagement and Gender Equity Committee.

This program is funded in part by the Government of Canada