Sport and Recreation Program Funding

Youth Funding for Sports and Recreation Programs:

Canadian Tire Jumpstart

Canadian Tire Fund help financially disadvantaged kids get involved in organized sport and recreation by covering the costs of registration fees.Canadian Tire Jumpstart

Application: Apply Online Only

Deadline: ongoing until funding runs out

Who Can Apply?

  • Age: 4 – 18
  • Individuals – not teams or groups or elite athletes

 What does the Grant Cover?

  • Registration fees for sport and recreation (must be physical activity based) programs that are on-going activities or programs
  • Sporting Equipment
  • Does not cover one-time events (i.e. tournaments, competitions)

 How much can I apply for?

  • Grants are available for $300.00 per child per year.
  • Approval is based on Statistics Canada’s low income cut-offs. Proof of income must be provided (income tax return or proof of assessment).

 Where does the cheque for the funding go?

  • Canadian Tire Jumpstart grants are made payable to the sport, recreation or club association

How do I apply?

  • Apply Online at Jumpstart 
  • Paper applications are no longer accepted.  Please contact us if you need assistance.

 

Kidsport

Kidsport is a national not-for-profit organization that provides financial assistance for registration fees and equipment to kids aged 18 and under.

Yearly Kidsport Application Deadlines: January 1, March 1, May 1, July 1, September 1, November 1

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Apply Online

Who Can Apply?

  • Age: 18 years and under
  • Individuals – not teams or groups

What does the Grant Cover?

  • Registration and equipment fees for sport programs (organization must be a member of Sport Nova Scotia)
  • Does not cover one-time events (i.e. tournaments, competitions)

How much can I apply for?

  • Grants are available for $300.00 per child for registration fees, Equipment maximum $200.00. Each child can only receive one grant in a calendar year.
  • Approval is based on Statistics Canada’s Low income cut-offs. Proof of income must be provided (income tax return or proof of assessment).

 Where does the cheque for the funding go?

  • Kidsport grants are made payable to the sport organization
  • Complete applications will receive a letter or email notifying them of the status of their application

How do I apply?

  • Pick up or print a Kidsport Application form from your sport organization or the Municipality or Apply Online
  • Form must be completely filled out or will be sent back.
  • Once complete send form to your local contact.

 

For more information contact:

Corrine Giles, Program Coordinator, Municipality of East Hants

Address: Box 230, Suite 170, 15 Commerce Court, Elmsdale, NS B2S 3K5

Email: cgiles@easthants.ca

Phone: (902) 883-3387