Pursuit of Excellence - Coach, Official, and Volunteer Development Funding

Pursuit of Excellence - Coach, Official, and Volunteer Development Funding

Coaching education is the number one priority with Pursuit of Excellence. Funding is available to assist coaches, referees, officials, and other volunteers to attend training opportunities to further their expertise in their chosen sport. This funding prioritizes coaching education, particularly locally through clinics, conferences, and symposiums.


Applicants may be eligible for up to two-thirds of the funds required; the individual/club is to provide remaining. Coaches, officials and volunteers can receive up to $1,000 per year.

Coaches and officials who are being paid may be eligible for up to 50% of the funds required, and volunteers  may be eligible for up to 100%. Coaches accepting honorariums are not considered to be paid coaches. Continuing contribution to amateur sport in Grande Prairie will also be a factor in approving funding.


Applications must be received prior to the event occurring. Applications received after an event will not be accepted.

Past Recipients

Here are just some of the clubs whose coaches have benefited from our fund.

  • Nitehawk Ski Hill
  • Wapiti Shooters
  • Grande Prairie Boxing Club
  • Grande Prairie Minor Hockey
  • Grande Prairie Fencing Club
  • Montrose Wrestling Club
  • Piranhas Swim Club
  • Grande Prairie Minor Football
  • Minor Wolves Basketball
  • Grande Prairie Minor Baseball
  • Grande Prairie Panthers Ladies Hockey
  • Wapiti Whitewater Kayakers
  • Wapiti Striders
  • Wapiti Nordic Ski Club
  • Grande Prairie Gymniks Gymnastics
  • Aquarians Swim Club

Contact information:

Administrative Coordinator

Sports Development, Wellness and Culture, City of Grande Prairie

PO Bag 4000 Grande Prairie, AB T8V 6V3 

Phone: 780-538-0453

Email: grants@cityofgp.com