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Top funding resources

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, Curling Canada, 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 opportunities

Business of Curling

– Phase 1 and 2 of Business of Curling helps curling centres meet the challenges of a changing marketplace.

40/60 Raffle

– Participating clubs will get 45% of revenue generated in a week as part of this province-wide raffle. The prize winner will get 40%. The remaining 15% will be used by Curl BC for 5050 Central’s royalty payment and the cost of central office equipment. The raffle proceeds that go to the club can be used for youth curling and/or learn to curl programs.

Hosting

– Hosting a Curl BC or Curling Canada championship event can help boost your centre’s revenue.

Insurance

– Your centre can get discounted property and liability insurance, as well as directors and officers’ liability coverage. This coverage also includes an advertising option worth $500 to your curling facility. Members also get Personal Accident Insurance at just $1 per curler.

Deals through Curl BC sponsors

– Curling centres can offer bonspielers discounted rates on hotel stays through Best Western and can offer members discounts on home insurance through belairdirect, among other things.

Externally delivered revenue opportunities

National Sport Trust Fund

– Through Sport BC, curling centres can create projects and issue charitable tax receipts for donations of $20 or more.

Provincial Government

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Federal Government

– Contact Scott Braley at sbraley@curlbc.ca 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 Scott Braley at sbraley@curlbc.ca to find out about current opportunities from the corporate world.

More

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 wsutton@curlbc.ca 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 wsutton@curlbc.ca 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 saleksic@curlbc.ca 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.

Supporting our work

Curling for Life Endowment Fund

– 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.

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