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
KidSport provides grants to kids from families facing financial barriers so they can participate in registered sport programs and experience the lifelong benefits of a season of sport. KidSport Ontario provides grants of up to $250 per eligible kid, per year (January 1st – December 31st) towards sport registration fees.
If the child needs equipment, we will make a referral to a partner agency. Grants are intended to be used for sport registration fees; travel and competitions are not eligible for funding.
- The deadline is May 31st, 2023, for all programs taking place between June- August 2023.
- The deadline is August 31st for all programs taking place between Sept-Dec 2023
- The deadline is December 23, 2023 for all programs taking place between January- March 31st, 2024.
For more details, and to apply, please visit: https://kidsportcanada.ca/
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.
- 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