Funding for communities
The objective of the Community Lottery Program (CLP) is to provide municipalities and local authorities with funding to support programs/projects that sustain and contribute to the growth of arts, sport and recreation within their communities. The program strives to improve the quality of life for all Yukon people through participation in, or availability of arts, sport and recreation.
The CLP is intended to enable municipalities and local authorities to make local decisions relevant to their community’s needs and create equitable access to lottery revenues for all Yukon people.
The new CLP allocation methodology takes effect April 1, 2020 and remains the same for the next three (3) fiscal years (2020/21, 2021/22 and 2022/23).
The CLP allocations increased based on two factors: 1) applying the Consumer Price Index to the past five year allocations, and 2) adjusting the per capita amount for some recipients for a more equitable per capita allocation methodology.
|Population base||Allocation rate|
|0 - 49||$6,599|
|50 - 99||$8,799|
|100 - 199||$10,998|
|200 - 499||$13,198|
|500 - 799||$17,597|
|800 - 1100||$21,997|
|1101 - 1500||$26,396|
|1501 - 1900||$30,795|
|1901 - 2500||$43,051|
Municipalities or local authorities are eligible recipients of the Community Lottery Program funding. A local authority is a community organization appointed as a local authority under the Recreation Act.
Eligible activities are those that support arts, sport and recreation as described below:
- Recreation – active living, inclusion and access for populations that face constraints to participation, provision of supportive physical and social environments, connecting people and nature, building recreation capacity.
- Arts – performing, visual and literary arts where Yukoners and Yukon communities are engaged.
- Sport – amateur level sports and physical fitness activities.
All costs directly related to providing arts, sport and recreation opportunities either through participation or availability to members of the community.
Ineligible expenses include: operating and maintenance costs for general administration, wages, office equipment (computers, scanners, printers, projectors, telephones, software, etc.), rent, energy, supplies, phone, internet, minor repairs and maintenance, accounting and audit services, printing services, insurance, professional services linked to O&M, annual fees, gifts, awards, prizes (including cash).
Eligible recipients enter a three-year Transfer Payment Agreement (TPA) for the Community Lottery Program. The CLP allocation and reporting requirements are identified in the TPA.
To access CLP funding, eligible recipients must meet the reporting requirements outlined in their TPA by June 30th each year.
Recipients are required to:
- Complete the Past Year Reporting: Activities form for activities or equipment purchase supported by CLP during the past fiscal year (April 1 to March 31). If CLP funds were distributed to community groups or individuals through an application-driven process, please complete the Past Year Reporting: Application-Driven Process form. Do not include personal information (individual names).
- Complete the Planned Activities and Budget form for the next fiscal year. Once approved, this becomes part of the Transfer Payment Agreement. If CLP funds are to be distributed to community groups or individuals through an application-driven process, please complete the Planned Application-Driven Process form and include a copy of the municipality or local authority’s guidelines, application form, and approval letters.
- Name the funding “Community Lottery Program” and provide proof of Lotteries Yukon recognition in all communication material as per Lotteries Yukon Recognition Requirements and Standards.
- Provide year-end financial reports:
- for municipalities and First Nation Local Authorities, provide a copy of the approved audited financial statements for the CLP funding.
- for Local Authorities, provide approved financial statements (as approved at the Annual General Meeting and submitted to Corporate Affairs).
- For application-driven processes, include on all applications and/or correspondence to applicants that “personal information is collected under the authority of the Public Lottery Regulations and will be used only for the purpose of administering the Community Lottery Program.”
- Local Authorities (excludes Municipalities and First Nations) must be in compliance under the Societies Act.
After your submission, we will get back to you within 15 business days using the email address provided in your submission.