November 26, 2009
The Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS) announced today that it is offering twelve grants of $900 to active girls and women and/or organizations offering sport programs targeted to girls and women. The WISE (Women in Sport Encouragement) Fund was developed in 2004 in response to the ongoing financial need within the sport community. The fund is designed to help support MSO/NSO/PSO sport initiatives in an effort to financially assist members of the sport community in Canada. This fund is provided by CAAWS, with support from Sport Canada. Since 2004, CAAWS has supported 68 individuals and organizations through this fund, dispersing over $59,000 to members of the sport community.