Financial Assistance

Children At Play every child can play.

Instructions for Applying

Download a Children At Play Fund Application (PDF). 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 at:
    Gainesville Civic Center
    830 Green Street
    Gainesville, GA 30501

    Monday through Friday
    8 am to 5 pm
  • Mail your application and a copy of the required documentation to:
    Gainesville Parks and Recreation
    Children At Play Fund
    830 Green Street
    Gainesville, GA 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.

Required Documentation

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.

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
  • To inspire community support for the Fund and its principles