The Town is committed to treating all requests for Youth Travel in a consistent, fair, and equitable manner subject to local needs, priorities, and Council’s approved budget.
A donation will be made based on the availability of funding.
This policy applies to all community and charitable organizations and individuals serving the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay that request a Youth Travel Assistance from the Town. The Town will provide funding assistance for travel to a sporting event or competition to youth who have been chosen to represent the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay.
The Town will follow the following criteria for requests:
► Team member(s) must be residents of Happy Valley-Goose Bay;
► The team /individual must have won the right to attend the event;
► The event must be associated or recognized by a National or Provincial Sport Governing Body or School Board;
► Funding is limited to persons 19 years of age and under;
► Travel must be outside Upper Lake Melville
Click below to download a copy of Policy F0029 – Youth Travel Assitance:
Applications for events must be submitted at least one month prior to the event. Click below to download the application for Youth Travel Assistance:
The Director of Financial Operations shall review each application for completeness. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
The Director of Financial Operations will prepare a summary report of the applications, relative to the eligibility criteria, for the Clerk’s recommendation to Council through the Finance Committee.
Travel Assistance will be granted by a two-thirds vote of the Councilors in office as per section 99 of the Municipalities Act, 1999.
Travel Assistances that have been approved are not to be regarded as a commitment by the Town to continue such assistance in future years. The Town reserves the right to limit the number of donations/sponsorships made to an organization/individual in any given year. Requests will not be approved retroactively.
Applicants will be advised as to whether their request for Travel Assistance was approved or denied with the reasons for the denial.