The 2020 application period is now closed. The 2021 applications will be available in January.
If you are a registered Canadian charity or non-profit organization in need of recycled rubber products, you may qualify for the grant from Kal Tire.
Kal’s RePlay Fund offers competitive grants to registered Canadian charities and non-profit organizations to access products made from recycled tires in the provinces and territories where Kal Tire does business.
Common products made of recycled rubber include, but are not limited to, playground surfaces, flooring, roofing, landscape tiles and mulch, paving, running tracks, and livestock mats. Funding can only be used toward the purchase, freight and installation of recycled rubber products made of scrap tires generated in Canada. Funding is also available to cover the cost of signage to promote your organization, Kal’s RePlay Fund and educate the public on tire recycling. Taxes are not eligible costs.
Kal Tire participates in tire recycling in a variety of ways, but we do not manufacture or sell recycled rubber products. Organizations interested in applying must independently source recycled rubber products and installation services from third parties. You can locate recycled rubber product vendors on provincial tire stewardship websites (find provincial stewards here: https://catraonline.ca/members).
The application cycle opens in January each year and remains open until all funds are awarded.
Kal’s RePlay Fund is a competitive grant program available in provinces and territories where we do business (excludes Maritime Provinces). Funding is limited annually and if all funds are awarded prior to the end of the calendar year this will be noted on our website and applications will not be accepted until the next funding cycle begins in January. We want to spread the impact of the fund across all regions where we do business and therefore will limit the amount of funding we award in each province/territory.
Organizations that have confirmed or are pursuing multiple funding sources for their project will be given preference. For example, applicants who are organizing community fundraisers or applying for other grants for their project, will likely be prioritized over other applicants. In particular, applicants are encouraged to apply for funding from their provincial tire stewardship organization (e.g. Tire Stewardship BC, Alberta Recycling Management Authority, Tire Stewardship Manitoba).
A Kal Tire selection committee will review every complete application and select projects that best fit our selection criteria as well as the geographic distribution of our business locations. The selection committee may not have the capacity to respond to every organization that applies and reserves the right to prioritize communication and follow up with those organizations that are short-listed based on best fit with the selection criteria and geographic distribution of our business.