Assistance Programs (KidSport, Jumpstart)

KidSport TM West Kelowna

KidSport™ removes financial barriers that prevent children and youth from playing organized sports. Thanks to the Province of British Columbia and the West Kelowna community for their ongoing support.

Grants help cover registration fees for a sport season. To apply, candidates must fill out the application form and write a letter stating the why the request is being made.

The criteria for applying for funding are:

  • Only one application per calendar year, for one eligible sport, may be submitted
  • Children/youth ages 18 and under are eligible for a grant
  • Maximum grant provided is $300 per child, per year
  • Camps, equipment, travel, fundraising, championships, etc. are not eligible expenses
  • Activities must be tied to a "sport organization" recognized by Sport BC
  • Preference is given to athletes who are being introduced to organized sport
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Canadian Tire JumpstartTM Program

The West Kelowna JumpstartTM chapter assists in removing financial barriers that hinder participation in sports and recreational activities.

Grants are provided to families that meet Jumpstart's assistance criteria, which recommend using Revenue Canada’s Low Income Cut Offs (LICOs) as the guidepost for determining need. LICOs take into account family and community sizes and family units' before tax incomes:

The criteria to apply to JumpstartTM are:

  • Children and youth must be between ages 4 and 18
  • Funding can cover registration fees, equipment costs or transportation costs
  • Physical fitness must be a component of the eligible sports or activities
  • Activities must be sustained over at least five weeks or run for five consecutive days
  • Teams are ineligible to apply
  • Up to $300 may be provided per application, to a maximum of $600 per child, per year.
  • Applications must be completed before fees are due as money is provided directly to the organization.
  • Applications can be submitted from January 15 to November 15; with funding to be equitably distributed over Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter activities.

To apply, candidates must fill out the application form and write a letter that states why support is requested:

Big Play Program

Canadian Tire JumpstartTM Charities and the Hockey Canada Foundation are committing to get 30,000 children and youth to get in the game over the next three years:

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Everybody Gets to Play Okanagan

Everybody Gets To Play Okanagan is a joint venture, bringing together municipalities, recreation and social service organizations, to provide open access to recreation and activities for low income families and individuals. The program's guiding principle is to provide recreation without borders.

For more information, please visit:

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