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!

Splash Pad 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.


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.



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.) 


Tell Us About Your Splash Pad Project

Let’s make your splash pad vision a reality! Over the years, ABC Recreation has worked with a variety of community groups eager to enhance their community with a new aquatic space to play. Share some information about your project and we will be in touch!

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