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: Projects Fund, 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:

  • increasing access and participation of all Yukon people in arts, sport and recreation activities;
  • supporting individuals in developing their skills/abilities in arts, sport and/or recreation;
  • enhancing community arts, sport and recreation infrastructure; and
  • increasing organizational and community capacity in arts, sport and recreation.

Our funding programs

Funding for travel assistance

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.

Funding for communities

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.

Funding for projects

The Projects Fund 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.

Recognition requirements for funding recipients

If you are a recipient of funding supported by lottery ticket revenues, you are required to publicly acknowledge the funding support provided.

Revenue distribution

In addition to distributing our lottery ticket revenue to our three fundings programs, it is also distributed to other areas such as Yukon Government's Sport and Recreation and Arts programs.