This page is designed to highlight the financial resources available to curling centres affiliated with Curl BC.
Through a Curl BC membership, centres have access to a network of financial aid opportunities provided by Government, the Canadian Curling Association, Sport BC, viaSport, Curl BC Sponsors & Partners and Curl BC itself.
The financial aid amounted to over $1.4 million in financial support to the BC curling community in the 2015/16 season and more than $3.6 million over the past three years. Please see our Top 10 Financial Benefits Spreadsheet with information updated on February 18 2016 to see what programs your curling centre has taken advantage of.
Curl BC/Curling Canada delivered revenue opportunities
– Phase 1 and 2 of Business of Curling helps curling centres meet the challenges of a changing marketplace.
– This Curling Canada program can provide centres with grants to help with programs or renovations.
– This Curl BC fund was created by a group of dedicated curlers with the purpose of supporting the long-term growth and development of the sport.
– This Curling Canada program can give you access to funds for capital projects.
– Hosting a Curl BC or Curling Canada championship event can help boost your centre’s revenue.
– Your centre can get discounted property and liability insurance, as well as directors and officers’ liability coverage.
– Curling centres can offer bonspielers discounted rates on hotel stays through Best Western and can offer members discounts on home insurance through Canadian Direct Insurance, among other things.
Externally delivered revenue opportunities
– Through Sport BC, curling centres can create projects and issue charitable tax receipts for donations of $20 or more.
- BC Community Gaming Grants – These BC Government grants can be an important source of funding for eligible centres in BC.
- BC Ferries – Curlers aged 18 or younger are eligible to apply for grants for travel using BC Ferries.
- Local Sport Program Development Fund – Grants of up to $2,000 are available to eligible centres in BC.
- Girls Only/Fab 55+ grants – Grants are available to encourage more girls to participate in sport and to help keep our senior population active
– Contact Scott Braley at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out about Federal Government Grants.
Corporate community funds and grants
– Companies like Telus and RBC are regular supporters of community initiatives. Please contact Melodie Murray at email@example.com to find out about current opportunities from the corporate world.
Jet Ice Technician Program
Members facilities that host a Jet Ice Technician Course receive a $250 credit toward Jet Ice product. Contact Will Sutton at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
National Coaching Certification Program
Curl BC subsidizes the cost of Learning Facilitators to travel to & train coaches in all regions across BC. Contact Will Sutton at email@example.com for more information.
Officiating Certification Program
Curl BC subsidizes the cost of Learning Facilitators to travel to & train officials in all regions across BC. Contact Shannon Aleksic at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
World Curling Federation Interest Free Loans
Curl BC member facilities who want to build a new facility have access to interest free loans of up to $50,000 per new sheet from the WCF. Loans are repayable over a 10-year period. The WCF also offers interest-free loans of up to $100,000 US dollars or 50% of the costs involved in projects to improve energy efficiency and the environmental merits of an existing curling facility.