Update - October 13, 2020

Due to COVID-19, Volleyball Nunavut has made changes to its 'VBNU Community Event Grants'  for the 2020-2021 remaining year.  Instead of having three (3) tiers of funding for the Community Events Grant, VBNU will be providing multiple $2000.00 Event Grants for community tournaments or leagues.  

This 'Event Grant' will be by application only and will need to meet the following requirements:

  • 'PLAY FOR ALL' - Everyone in the community who is over the age of 13 years of age and is interested in playing MUST be allowed to play.                                                                                    

  • 'RETURN TO PLAY' Guidelines must be followed.  VBNU - Guidelines

  • Tournament or League must be completed by March 15, 2021

  • All receipts and a Year End Report must be submitted by March 25, 2021 (VBNU will send report template in February)

  • MUST follow all eligible and in-eligible requirements, as stated below.

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Volleyball Nunavut has developed a Community Event Funding Grant.  This Grant is to help communities in Nunavut develop and host volleyball events throughout the year. 


The VBNU – Community Event Grant provides funding for communities which work to meet the following through volleyball.


  • encourage active healthy lifestyles

  • build strong communities

  • nurture lifelong participation in sport

  • facilitate development of events

  • enhance social sustainability

  • support effective management and operation of sport, recreation and cultural facilities


Communities seeking funding support from Volleyball Nunavut through the grant program should be aware of and aligned with one or more these core principles.

The VBNU Community Event Grant is application-based and consists of three category amounts.  For each category, grants are available to offset event-related expenses. 


Category A - $9000.00 – (2 available)


  • Events are significant in size and are open to participants territorial wide.

  • Eligibility of grant will require more information if being considered.


Category B - $2000.00 – (15 available)

  • Events are open to participants from one or more region.


Category C - $1000.00 – (5 available)


  • Events are open to participants from one or two communities.


Grant funding can be used to offset the costs of the following:

  • Equipment – Equipment needed to host event.

  • Referee Costs – Such as match fees, accommodations, airfare, per diem, etc.

  • Marketing and Advertising of event

  • Event Logistics – (security, food preparation, etc.)

  • Administration costs – (printing, hosting costs)


Grant funding cannot be used for the following:

  • Costs for food or beverages

  • Infrastructure and/or Capital Costs

  • Prize Money

  • Facility / Gym Rentals – Communities should be donating facilities for such events