How to Apply

The National Hockey League Players’ Association now accepts online applications for equipment grants and individual funding through the following programs:

NHLPA Goals & Dreams fund provides equipment grants to volunteer-based, grassroots hockey programs for up to 50 children.

NHLPA Goals & Dreams Game-Changer Award provides grants of up to $2,000 to children, families and communities facing unique economic or social challenges.

All applicants to NHLPA Goals & Dreams programs will be notified of the status of their request. Our target review period timeline is six to eight weeks.

  1. Applications are submitted online
  2. Applications are reviewed by NHLPA Goals & Dreams staff
  3. Official applications are sent to programs and individuals that meet our criteria and merit further consideration
  4. NHLPA Goals & Dreams staff review official applications and may follow-up for additional information
  5. The NHLPA Goals & Dreams Advisory Board provides final recommendations on approval, revision, deferral or rejection

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