Programs

Funding Programs

The Yukon Lottery Commission is mandated to provide for community-based programming and funding assistance for arts, sport and recreation in Yukon. This funding assistance is provided by Lotteries Yukon through three programs: Recreational Projects Program, Travel Assistance Program and the Community Lottery Program.

The Commission allocates profits from the sale of lottery tickets towards arts, sport, and recreation across Yukon through funding programs, revenue sharing with the Yukon government, and external partnerships. The financial support provided is intended to:

  • reduce barriers to participation in arts, sport and recreation across Yukon;
  • sustain and/or increase participation in arts, sport and recreation activities in Yukon;
  • enhance funding outcomes for arts, sport, and recreation through partnerships; and
  • help individuals develop their skills/abilities in arts, sport and/or recreation.

PROGRAM REDESIGN PILOT

The Yukon Lottery Commission is testing new ways to reduce administrative burden for funding recipients and enhance accessibility to arts, sport and recreation for all Yukoners. The program redesign pilot focuses on the Recreational Projects Program (RPP) and Travel Assistance Program (TAP). There are no changes to the Community Lottery Program (CLP).
The pilot is planned to run for three years at which point it will be evaluated by the Commission. The Commission is committed to keeping partners, stakeholders, and communities informed and updated.

See our most recent update: February 2018.

Attend one of our March 2018 information sessions in Whitehorse. 

Recreational Projects Program

The Recreational Projects Program provides funding assistance to projects that sustain and contribute to the growth of the arts, sport and recreation within Yukon for the benefit and enjoyment of Yukon people.

Under the program redesign pilot, the Recreational Projects Program is expanded and will become the Projects Fund as of April 1, 2018. Information on the Projects Fund, such as new program guidelines and application forms are available online.

Go to Recreational Projects Program.

Travel Assistance Program

The Travel Assistance Program provides assistance to non-profit groups and extra-curricular high school groups attending competitions or adjudicated events in art, sport and recreation within Yukon or outside Yukon.

Under the program redesign pilot, new guidelines for the Travel Assistance Program will come into effect in April 1, 2018.

Go to Travel Assistance Program

Community Lottery Program

The Community Lottery Program provides municipalities and local authorities with funding to support art, sport and recreation in their communities. The intent of the program is to enable local decision making to meet community needs and create equitable access to lottery revenues for all Yukon people.

Go to Community Lottery Program

Revenue Distributed to Yukon Government

The Yukon Lottery Commission shares lottery revenues with the Yukon Government to supplement government programming for art, sport and recreation; funding is provided to the Yukon Recreational Advisory Committee and the Yukon Arts Advisory Council.

Lottery Revenue for the Arts

Lottery revenues to the Yukon Government for the arts are provided for under the Public Lottery Regulations and the Arts Act. Programs are administered by the Department of Tourism and Culture with the Yukon Arts Advisory Council making recommendations on funding applications to the Minister of Tourism and Culture. Lottery revenue is used to support the Arts Operating Fund and the Advanced Artist Award. 

Go to Tourism and Culture

Lottery Revenue for Sport and Recreation

Lottery revenues to the Yukon Government for sport and recreation are provided for under the Public Lottery Regulations and the Recreation Act. Programs are administered by the Department of Community Services, Sport and Recreation Branch. The Yukon Recreation Advisory Committee makes recommendations on funding applications to the Minister of Community Services. Lottery revenues contribute to funding programs for sport governing bodies, recreation groups, high performance athletes and officials, and Sport Yukon. 

Go to Sport and Recreation

Agent For

 

Lotteries Yukon

101-205 Hawkins Street
Whitehorse, YT  Y1A 1X3
Phone: (867) 633-7890
Toll free (In Yukon):
1-800-661-0555
LotteriesYukon@gov.yk.ca