APPLY

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2021/2022 SEASON!

The Grindstone Award Foundation provides grants to female hockey players with financial need. Grant funds go towards hockey registration fees, to a maximum of $500.00.

NEW for 2021! Apply for an EQUIPMENT GRANT courtesy of the NHLPA Goals & Dreams Fund!

Female players requiring equipment can apply to receive 1 of 25 full sets of equipment donated by the NHLPA Goals & Dreams Fund.

THE GRINDSTONE STEPS

STEP 1.

Determine if you qualify

STEP 2.

Complete Application Form

STEP 3.

Explain Your Financial Situation/Submit NOA

STEP 4.

Grant Recipients Selected

Applications for the registration grant and equipment grant are open until June 30, 2021.

Players and their families are able to apply for both grants.

Recipients will be selected based on an objective and non-discriminatory basis and will be required to meet the standards below. Recipients will be selected regardless of race, colour, religion or sexual orientation.

TO BE A “QUALIFIED APPLICANT” FOR A GRANT, THE FOLLOWING STANDARDS MUST BE MET:

  1. The recipient must be under nineteen (19) years of age.
  2. The recipient must reside in Canada.
  3. The applicant must submit the Application Form found at the bottom of this page.
  4. The applicant must provide documentation of their financial status (Notice of Assessment from the Canada Revenue Agency).
STEPS 2. & 3.

Complete our Grant Application forms:

Please note: If you are applying for both grants, you must submit an application for each grant.

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THE GRINDSTONE AWARD FOUNDATION IS PROUD TO WORK WITH OUR SPONSORS TO PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG ATHLETES.

RECORD KEEPING REQUIREMENTS

The foundation will keep complete records of all grants awarded. These records will include application information including supporting documentation provided by the applicant, along with the amount of each grant awarded, and any additional information. This information will be kept confidential, and only the Board of Directors will have access to such information.

Determination of financial need will be based on receipt of family’ Notice of Assessment from the Canada Revenue Agency, and will be assessed by the Board of Directors. Determination of financial need will also take into account the family’s financial situation (cost of living, number of children, debt, other financial aid, etc).

Determination with respect to ability and character will be based on facts deemed pertinent by the Foundation. The applicant will not be chosen on ability, rather conveyed desire to play, and character qualities described by the applicant in the application form.

The Grindstone Award Foundation intends to award up to a minimum of thirty (30) grants per calendar year depending on the number of qualified applications received, and contributions received.  The amount of grants awarded may vary from year to year. Grants are non-renewable.

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