Active Living Grants
The Alive to Strive Kidney Fitness Project operates an active living grant program for fitness and weight loss programs for those living with chronic kidney disease. Our goal is to help improve the health and well-being of individuals living with chronic kidney disease. Grants applications will be reviewed by a volunteer committee on a monthly basis, during the last week of each month. Please note that no grants will be awarded in April due to the Alive to Strive Race.
100% Volunteers, 100% Local
The Alive to Strive Kidney Fitness Project operates with the help of volunteers—we have no paid staff. Our grant program focuses on offering front-line services to people living with chronic kidney disease (less than 30% kidney function), being followed by the Ottawa Hospital or living within the Champlain LHIN boundaries (Cornwall – Pembroke)
Making a difference, one recipient at a time
Our Active Living Grant Program offers assistance in three different formats.
Personalized Training Grant
Recipients of personalized training grants can receive a free membership to a local gym of their choice. Personal training sessions are also available on the first grant application for individuals that need to build knowledge and confidence to achieve their goals of living an active lifestyle.
Adaptive Group Classes
Recipients of the Adaptive Group Classes grants are individuals interested in taking part in either the “Let’s Get Moving” Group Classes or the 5K Group training and would like the fees of these classes to be covered by the Alive to Strive Kidney Fitness Project.
These classes are about bringing individuals together who share similar experiences and who motivate each other in a positive and comfortable environment that is adapted to individuals living with chronic kidney disease.
For more information on these classes, please visit the Group Classes page.
Active Living Assistance Grant
Recipients of the Active Living Assistance Grants are individuals that require financial assistance in order to participate in a healthy lifestyle activity or sport of their choice. Example of activities could be taking part in a baseball league, dance group, bowling league, or even participating weekly in a local senior’s center sand bag activity. Anything to keep active!