Performance-based Funding for Athletes

Provincial – Team Ontario (Ontario High Performance Sport Initiative)

  • Focus: High Performance Athletes in Ontario
  • Amount: ~ $1,000 – $1,500 per year
  • Available to: see criteria on Athletics Ontario website under “Athletes” tab HERE

Provincial – Quest for Gold

  • Focus: High Performance Athletes in Ontario
  • Amount: $3,500 – $5,000 per year
  • Available to: see criteria on Athletics Ontario website under “Athletes” tab HERE

National – AAP

  • Focus: High Performance Athletes in Canada
  • Amount: varies based on carding level
  • Available to: see criteria on Athletics Ontario’s website under “Athletes” tab and Athletics Canada’s website HERE

Funding sources for Families facing financial barriers

Canadian Tire Jump Start:

What is it?

  • Offers sport funding to children between the ages of 4-18. Sporting programs must last a minimum of five weeks and have at least one session per week
  • Maximum amount a child can receive is up to $300 per season (maximum of $600 per year)

Who does this program serve? Who qualifies?

  • Families that are facing financial barriers

Deadline, Grant Form and More Information?

  • The individual child grant is currently open and will close when all funds have been depleted

More information – HERE
Grant request form – HERE

Kids Sport Ontario:

What is it?

  • Providing grants to those that face financial barriers so their children can participate in registered sports and experience the lifelong benefits that come with registered sports

Who does the program serve? What amount Is granted?

  • KidSport Ontario grants up to $250 per youth. They must be 18 years and younger

Deadline, Grant Form and More information?

  • Applications have now been open as of September 1st and continue to remain open as long as funds are available

More Information – HERE
Grant Form – HERE

Children’s Foundation of Guelph Wellington – ‘Free to Grow’ Program

With the support of donors and program partners, the goal is to help as many children from low-income families as possible through a centralized system that is easily accessible for families.

Funding amount?

  • The maximum subsidy per child, per calendar year is $400 – on a first-come, first-serve basis and provided funds are available.

Who is eligible?

  • Children from birth through 18 years of age (must be 18 years at time of application) and who live in Guelph or Wellington County

Learn more:  Free to Grow — Children’s Foundation

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