The Yukon Lottery Commission is mandated to provide for community-based programming and funding assistance for art, sport and recreation in Yukon. This funding assistance is provided by Lotteries Yukon through three programs: Recreational Projects Program, Travel Assistance Program and the Community Lottery Program.
The financial support provided through these programs is intended to:
- sustain and contribute to the growth of art, sport and recreation for Yukon people;
- increase access and participation of all Yukon people in art, sport, and recreation;
- improve/provide more community art, sport and recreation infrastructure; and
- increase organizational and community capacity in art, sport and recreation.
The following provides a brief description of the three community programs.
Recreational Projects Program
The Recreational Projects Program provides funding assistance to projects that sustain and contribute to the growth of art, sport and recreation within Yukon for the benefit and enjoyment of Yukon people in the following areas:
- amateur level sports, physical fitness activities and recreation; and
- performing, visual and literary arts.
The program strives to improve the quality of life for all Yukon people through participation or availability of art, sport and recreation in their communities. The Recreational Projects Program is application driven and applications are accepted twice per year; April 15 and October 15.
Applications for major projects are only accepted at the October 15th intake and applicants are only eligible to receive major project funding every two years.
Travel Assistance Program
The Travel Assistance Program provides assistance to non-profit groups and extra-curricular high school groups attending competitions or adjudicated events in art, sport and recreation within Yukon or outside Yukon.
Community Lottery Program
The Community Lottery Program provides municipalities and local authorities with funding to support art, sport and recreation in their communities. The intent of the program is to enable local decision making to meet community needs and create equitable access to lottery revenues for all Yukon people.
Revenue Distributed to Yukon Government
The Yukon Lottery Commission shares lottery revenues with the Yukon Government to supplement government programming for art, sport and recreation; funding is provided to the Yukon Recreational Advisory Committee and the Yukon Arts Advisory Council.
Lottery Revenue for the Arts
Lottery revenues to the Yukon Government for the arts are provided for under the Public Lottery Regulations and the Arts Act. Programs are administered by the Department of Tourism and Culture with the Yukon Arts Advisory Council making recommendations on funding applications to the Minister of Tourism and Culture. Lottery revenue is used to support the Arts Operating Fund and the Advanced Artist Award.
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Lottery Revenue for Sport and Recreation
Lottery revenues to the Yukon Government for sport and recreation are provided for under the Public Lottery Regulations and the Recreation Act. Programs are administered by the Department of Community Services, Sport and Recreation Branch. The Yukon Recreation Advisory Committee makes recommendations on funding applications to the Minister of Community Services. Lottery revenues contribute to funding programs for sport governing bodies, recreation groups, high performance athletes and officials, and Sport Yukon.
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