Funding for Healthy, Active Schools

Kickstart Your Fundraising for a New Playground or Challenge Course

Apply For Up to $25,000 in School Funds!

Through May 27, 2020, GameTime is offering up to $25,000 toward the purchase of an eligible play system or Challenge Course®. Choose from play systems designed using the best practices found in Play On!, the standards-based curriculum and activity guide that transforms your playground into an outdoor gymnasium. Or, bring fun, friendly competition to your school with Challenge Course designed for your space and budget. It's a great way to help children of all ages stay active. Apply now!

We want to help schools keep students active during recess because we know that active kids perform better in school. Our play systems and Challenge Courses are designed to maximize play value and to keep students engaged during play. With playground funds from GameTime they're also more affordable than ever!

Dr. Melissa Hughes When a child plays on a playground, up to 60% of his or her brain's intellectual capacity is activated.
Wyatt T., age 13 It's awesome that my whole class can be out here competing like its American Ninja Warrior. I love this course!
Dr. Louis Bowers Due to its natural and voluntary nature, play is the most effective strategy for increasing physical activity in children.
Theresa Boehm Miller Curriculum Development Chair, Springfield Public Schools, Springfield, MO The Play On! Program is an exciting opportunity to extend our physical education classroom to the outdoors. Through creative learning, the Play On! curriculum arouses the student’s sense of curiosity, imagination and adventure to achieve a healthy, active lifestyle.
Petra R., age 13 I love this course! It's great for being active and to help me train. It's just like the ninja warrior course.
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Funding for Play Systems

Studies show students who are active during recess perform better in class. Each of the eligible play systems is designed to help students stay active during play. And with up to $25,000 in funding towards a new active play system, you're closer than ever to your fundraising goals.

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Funding for Challenge Course

Create a fun, friendly space where children of all ages will enjoy competing with one another or against the clock. Now you can design a Challenge Course to fit your space and budget, and with up to $25,000 in funding from GameTime, you'll be setting course records in record time! (Challenge Course Youth components are designed for ages 5 to 12, Pro components are designed for ages 13 and up.)

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National Demonstration Sites

Eligible playground systems qualify for recognition as a National Demonstration Site for youth physical activity. Learn how the National Demonstration Site program can enhance your school and your community.

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Additional Funding Opportunities

Download a list of national agencies who provide grants and funding for play and recreation projects across the United States. The grants listed are funded by the organization specified in each grant summary. They are not connected with GameTime or our funding offer. Please contact each funder directly for specific questions, deadlines, and eligibility requirements.

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