KIDSPORT (For BC Residents)
Established by Sport BC in 1993, KidSport™ is a community-based sport funding program that provides grants for children aged 6 – 18 to participate in a sport season of their choice. Grants of up to $200 (depending on the community) are to be used for the payment of sport participation / registration fees.
More Information: http://www.kidsportcanada.ca/british-columbia/apply-for-assistance/
CANADIAN TIRE JUMP START
The Canadian Tire Jumpstart program focuses on helping individual children become involved in organized sports and recreational activities to help them develop a healthier lifestyle in their younger years. Canadian Tire Jumpstart is a charitable program that helps kids in financial need aged 4 to 18 participate in organized sport and recreation activities. Canadian Tire Jumpstart accepts applications from eligible families in January each year until the funding runs out. Proof of financial assistance will be required.
Jumpstart donated socks to each of our local students in 2020. Everyone benefited..thank you Jumpstart!
More information: 1-877-616-6600 or https://jumpstart.canadiantire.ca/content/microsites/jumpstart/en/apply.html
AUTISM FUNDING ELIGIBILITY (For BC Residents)
Parents are encouraged to access other avenues of funding, listed above, prior to using Autism Funding.
If your child (6-18 years old and resides in BC) has been diagnosed with ASD and you have an Autism Funding Agreement, funding may be available through the BC Ministry of Children and Family Development’s Autism Funding: Ages 6-18 Program. Please contact the Autism Funding Unit for pre-approval. Approval is granted on an individual basis.
Our staff is happy to help with filling out Request to Pay Forms to receive the most efficient payment processing. We invoice the Autism Funding Unit direct so you don’t pay upfront.
More Information: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/managing-your-health/child-behaviour-development/special-needs/autism-spectrum-disorder/autism-funding
WULF TROTTER MEMORIAL FUND FOR ASSP STUDENTS
BC ADAPTIVE EQUIPMENT GRANT PROGRAM
One of the recognized barriers to participation in snowsports is the cost of snow sport equipment, especially specialized, adaptive equipment. Thanks to a generous grant from the CKNW Kids Fund, BC Adaptive Snowsports is able to offer a 2019 Child & Youth Equipment Grant Program. Available to BC Adaptive Snowsports member under the age of 19 with cognitive and/or physical disabilities. The program’s goal is to increase the number of participants who can ski and snowboard by providing financial assistance to help with the cost of purchasing equipment to participate in snow sports.