Community Grant

Press Release October 4, 2021

Funtastic gives back to the community. 

Funtastic Sports Society recently presented cheques to Canadian Mental Health Association and the Kokanee Swim Club through the Funtastic Community Grant Program.

The Board of Directors wanted to ensure that even though the annual event has not able to run for the last two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, that they were able to give back to the community.

The Board sold raffle tickets for the month of June and the funds raised from this raffle were allocated to the Community Grant Program. 

The Kokanee Swim Club received $2,500 towards the purchase of swim lane ropes. This donation is the 5th time the Swim Club has received a grant from Funtastic.

Canadian Mental Health received $3,541 to purchase equipment for their “Keepin Local” Adventure Group. Items include inflatable paddleboards, life jackets, backpacks, shade tents to name a few.  This is the third time CMHA has been a recipient of the Community Grant.

The 2022 Funtastic event will be running June 30th – July 3rd, 2022.   Registration is now open for the Slo Pitch tournament by going to the website http://funtasticsports.ca/.  The A&W Music Festival line up will be announced in the spring.

The AGM is being held on Wednesday, October 6th and Funtastic is currently seeking additional members and directors.  If you interested, please contact the office at 250 558 7756 or office@funtastic.org

Funtastic Community Grant applications are NOW CLOSED.


Funtastic is proud to be able to support local sports organizations through grants that cover such things as equipment and capital costs for sports related activities.

The purpose of the Funtastic Community Investment Grant is to provide financial support to non-profit sport, recreation, and community organizations of a sport nature serving the Greater Vernon region. Successful applicants will benefit from the Community Grant program with an emphasis on projects that will continue to support the growth of sport and recreation in the region.

The funds for the grant are raised through the annual Slo Pitch Tournament and Music Festival.  With not being able to host this event, the Board of Directors are selling raffle tickets to raise these funds.  The ability to provide up to $30,000 will only be possible with the sales of tickets.

Our Funtastic Slo-Pitch Tournament and the Music Festival showcases our community’s volunteer spirit and highlights Vernon’s exceptional weather, recreation areas, sports fields, and accommodations which encourages participants to return each year to the benefit of local businesses. It is the #1 economic driver of the North Okanagan for the summer months. After a 2 year hiatus, the 2022 event will run June 30th – July 3rd.

The Funtastic Sports Society accepts written requests for funding via mail or email

Please contact Diana Williamson, Administrative Manager of Funtastic Sports Society, at (250-558-7756) or office@funtastic.org with any questions or for any further clarification.