Inclusive Recreation Activity Fund - 2020 Deadline Extended!

The Inclusive Recreation Activity Fund is now exclusively available for municipalities and organizations that deliver recreation services. Expenses associated with new or existing inclusive physical activity programming or infrastructure that removes barriers to active living and/or recreation opportunities are eligible for funding. For more information, please read our funding guidelines.

How does it work?

Municipalities or organizations that deliver recreation services can apply for funding from the Inclusive Recreation Activity Fund to help cover costs associated with inclusive physical activity programming or facility upgrades. Examples of appropriate requests include funding to reduce program fees, purchase new equipment, cover transportation costs or perform facility upgrades.


Application deadlines for 2020-2021 are September 25, 2020 and January 15, 2021.

Applications will be reviewed and a maximum of $5,000 will be allocated following each date. Priority will be given to first time applicants and Recreation NB membership. Funding will only be provided for expenses outlined in the funding guidelines.

For more information on the Inclusive Recreation Activity Fund, please contact Michelle DeCourcey at 506.459.1929 Ext 2 or by email at

All applications should be accompanied by a letter of intent detailing the request and its potential benefits.

NB Plays!

NB PLAYS! is a New Brunswick-led initiative developed by Recreation New Brunswick and its partners. It supports leaders and strengthens capacity for recreation programming that fosters health and wellness in our province.

NB PLAYS! has established a framework for quality, holistic programming that promotes physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual wellness. The initiative is aligned with New Brunswick’s Wellness Movement, featuring positive mental health, physical activity, healthy eating, learning experiences, outdoor adventures and community connections as key elements of overall well-being.

Healthy Eating in Recreation Environments

To support the movement towards healthy eating in recreation settings, the Healthy Eating in Recreation Environments (HERE) Working Group was formed in 2016. The goal of this group is to increase the provision of healthy food and beverages, while limiting unhealthy options in recreation environments across New Brunswick. The group aims to build capacity for healthy eating in recreation settings through communication, research, and resource development.


HIGH FIVE® is Canada's quality standard for children's recreation and sport. Before HIGH FIVE®, no standard existed and there was a clear need for an innovative approach to help organizations enhance program quality and provide positive experiences for children, which would remain with them for a lifetime.