Financial Assistance

Children At Play Fund

So every child can play, learn and just have fun!
A Fund of the North Georgia Community Foundation

Download a Children At Play Fund Application

Goals of the Children At Play Fund

  • To enable greater accessibility to recreation activities which build self-esteem, promote good health, and offer a safe alternative for latch-key children
  • To encourage children who may be at health or social risks to participate in supervised recreation programs
  • To eliminate participation barriers such as fees and added costs of equipment, supplies and transportation
  • To inspire community support for the Fund and its principles

Instructions for applying:

Financial Assistance is available for City of Gainesville Residents only.

Step 1:

Applications may also be found at the Gainesville Parks and Recreation registration desk.

Step 2:

Submit your application in one of the following ways:

Bring your application and required eligibility documentation to our offices located in theGainesville Civic Center, 830 Green Street, Gainesville, GA during regular business hours from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Mail your application and a copy of the required documentation to:
Gainesville Parks and Recreation
Children At Play Fund
830 Green Street
Gainesville, Georgia 30501

Step 3:

You will be notified within 7 business days of approval of your application.
Please remember to check registration deadlines and allow time for review of your application.

Certain documentation must be submitted with your application for consideration. Acceptable documentation that verifies city residency, applicant’s income and number of household dependents may be found in Section V of the scholarship policy. An applicant is required to submit this documentation only once during the calendar year -January to December. New documentation will be requested each year.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (770) 531-2680.

Lanier Aquatics Scholarships

Lanier Aquatics will offer additional scholarship funds to swimmers that max out the total dollar amount for the Children at Play fund in a given year.  Swimmers and/or parents in return must assist with team functions, swim meets, and/or practices.  Please contact Coach Jim Young for more information.