Funding Resources for Families

Funding Resources for Families

KidSport is a national not-for-profit organization that provides financial assistance for registration fees and equipment to kids aged 18 and under. Through a confidential application process we provide grants so they can play a season of sport.

Sport BC and KidSport BC recognize that organized modified sport is being offered by our member organizations in increasing numbers. KidSport BC and our community chapters are actively approving applications for funding. We will only be approving applications involving the sports that have had their official Return to Sport plans reviewed and approved by their governing body at this time and are members of the Sport BC.

Eligibility for KidSport applicants are outlined on the application forms.

KidSport BC recognizes that the pandemic has significantly impacted youth in BC, and we know that sport is a key aspect of their physical and mental health. KidSport BC is proud to provide funds #SoALLKidsCanPlay and we will be working to ensure no child is left on the sidelines. We strongly encourage you to review the application criteria and share with families in your network who may need help covering the registration fees for a #SeasonOfSport.

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Jumpstart is more than just about getting kids active. It’s about giving kids from families in financial need the same chance to participate as their neighbours, their classmates and their friends. Whether it’s the chance to try a new sport or to continue with a favourite one, no kid should be left out.


a4k: Athletics for Kids

Who Can Apply

  • Applicants must be between the ages of 5 and 18 years old and must be enrolled in school
  • Net family income must be under $42,000 a year (is not dependant on # of children)
  • Please see document Eligible Sports for a list of sports supported by A4K (ie recognized by Sport BC)
  • A4K only funds programs in BC
  • A4K does not fund school run programs

When to Apply

Please apply 6-8 weeks before the start of the sports program to allow for processing times and avoid extended funding delays to your child’s sports organization. Start of play as determined by the sporting organization.
Applications for funding must be submitted:
No later than 14 days after the start of play for a program that is less than 3 months long
No later than 30 days after the start of play for a program that is more than 3 months long

Canadian Sport Institute Pacific and a number of our partners provide a variety of ways in which athletes can receive financial assistance.

These grants and bursaries support the competitive needs of amateur athletes in British Columbia

Athlete Hardship Bursary Award

From time to time families of athletes experience financial strains and pressures that may impact an athlete’s ability to participate in important sport development events and activities. The Athlete Hardship Bursary is a confidential bursary award provided to athletes, whose families have a demonstrated financial need, and are unable to cover the costs of sport development activities outside of the everyday training. Examples of activities that this bursary may support include: attendance to National Championships, clinics, training camps, etc.
A maximum of $1000.00 per athlete per year may be allocated. Up to $4000.00 per season may be available, pending available funding.

Athlete Hardship Bursary Award (April 23, 2021)

Athlete Hardship Bursary Award Application – fillable (April 23, 2021)