Muaythai is a martial art and combat sport which stands on five pillars: Respect, Honor, Tradition, Fair-play and Excellence. The Olympic Charter recognizes that the practice of sport is a human right and that every individual must have the possibility of practicing sport without discrimination of any kind such as race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national or social standing or any other status.
As such, Back Forward Kick Productions and SHEspars have created the “SHEfights Ontario Female Youth Training Grant” to support the development of female youths aged 17 and younger, while instilling the five pillars and eliminating discrimination against social standing and sex. Training together gives youth the opportunity to build a healthy lifestyle, learn skills and self-defense techniques, gain self-respect and self-esteem, and importantly find a safe and trustworthy environment, building links with their peers and belonging to a community. Funding for the grant will be provided by Back Forward Kick Productions, and the grant will be administered by Muaythai Ontario.
See the details of the grant below:
The grant is open to female youth under the age of 18 who are in a family demographic considered to be in financial need.
Each successful applicant will be awarded the lesser of $500 / 6 months membership at an eligible Muaythai Ontario club in addition to a pair of Muaythai Ontario boxing gloves and handwraps.
The funds within this grant are solely provided by proceeds and donations obtained during the annual SHEfights all-female event. Depending on the amount of donations, more than one grant may be made available each year.
When To Apply
Muaythai Ontario will accept applications during the month of October and November, with a deadline of November 30th.