Raising funds for a new splash pad or any other recreational improvement for your community is hard work and can take time. With ABC Recreation’s help, you will not have to postpone your new splash pad due to lack of funding. We can assist you in the application process and help answer any questions you may have.

 In addition to the opportunities listed below, we also encourage you to look into any funding that may be available through your municipality (i.e., community foundations) or local recreation organization.  If you have any questions or need help with an application, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Download Fundraising Guide

Looking at the financial hurdle you must overcome to build or modify a play space in your community can be daunting, but fundraising doesn’t have to be a chore – it can be fun, rewarding and a great opportunity to rally your community together for a shared cause. We developed this fundraising resource to help guide you through the process as you take the first step on this exciting journey. This guide includes:


Recommended steps to help you establish your playground plan before you start fundraising

Helpful tips on what to look for when choosing your playground manufacturer

Suggestions for how you can spread the word about your project

Fundraising ideas and creative ways to acknowledge your supporters


FCC AgriSpirit Fund (Opens in April Each Year)

Do you have a capital project that will enrich lives in your rural community? The FCC AgriSpirit Fund may provide between $5,000 to $25,000 to projects that qualify in a city or town of fewer than 150,000 people or an Indigenous community.



Canada Community Revitalization Fund

The Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF) is a two-year, $500 million national infrastructure program to revitalize communities across Canada. Not-for-profit organizations, municipalities and other public institutions and Indigenous communities can apply for funding for projects that aim to:

  • Revitalize downtown cores and main streets
  • Reinvent outdoor spaces
  • Create green infrastructure
  • Increase the accessibility of community spaces

Projects funded under the CCRF could receive a maximum contribution of up to $750,000 or $1 million (depending on project location), with funding to cover up to 75% of the total project costs. Indigenous community projects may qualify for funding to cover 100% of total project costs. All contributions will be non-repayable.



Community Foundations of Canada

View current initiatives offered by Community Foundations of Canada that help deliver a range of programs and projects that help make our communities stronger, more resilient and sustainable.



Canada Community-Building Fund

The Canada Community-Building Fund is a permanent source of federal funding for local infrastructure. Funds are provided to communities up front, twice a year, and can be strategically invested across 18 project categories to address local priorities. 



Ontario Trillium Foundation

The Community Building Fund – Capital stream provides support for non-profits, Indigenous communities and Municipalities in the community sport and recreation sectors. The fund will help strengthen communities by supporting the repair, renovation or retrofitting of existing sport and recreation facilities to address:

  • Local community need by extending the life and maximizing the use of existing facilities (e.g. playgrounds, splashpads, etc.)