KidSport is a national not-for-profit organization that provides financial assistance for registration fees to kids aged 18 and under. Through a confidential application process KidSport provides grants so they can play a season of sport.
In 2016 over 7,750 kids in BC received KidSport funding in 40 different sports.
The maximum grant available to families varies from chapter to chapter based on the need in the community and the capacity to generate funds. The maximum grant amount ranges from $150 to $500 with most maximum grants set between $300-$400.
KidSport does not cover the cost of camps, lessons, equipment, travel, tournaments, fundraising, uniforms etc. For this reason, families should apply for the funding for the junior program fee or academy fee only. For curling centres that have multiple sessions in one year (ie: September – December, January – March), we suggest that families register and apply for the entire year (September – June or 12 months) to maximize their funding amount as most of our chapters will allow a child to apply once per calendar year.
To apply, visit http://www.kidsportcanada.ca/british-columbia/apply-for-assistance/.