Kidsport is a program that will provide financial help with sport registrations. Please click on link for more information.
KidSport Cowichan is a community based, volunteer managed sport charity that provides grants for children to participate in a season of sport. The goal is to ensure that kids who might not otherwise be able to access organized sports have the chance to do so. KidSport Cowichan encompasses the entire Cowichan Valley and includes the following communities: Mill Bay, Shawnigan Lake, Cobble Hill, Cowichan Bay, Glenora, Cowichan Station, City of Duncan, Sahtlam, Mesachie Lake, Honeymoon Bay, Town Of Lake Cowichan, Municipality of North Cowichan, Town of Ladysmith, Saltair, North Oyster, Cowichan Tribes, Penelakut Tribe, Chemainus, Halalt, Lake Cowichan and Lyackson First Nations.
A4K is available province-wide for children ages 5 to 18 who are currently enrolled in school. Registration fees are paid for any sport recognized by Sport BC, up to an annual maximum of $600 per child (considerably higher than other sport funding charities). Through A4K, hundreds of BC children have the opportunity to follow their dreams through sport.
Canadian Tire JumpStart is a community-based charitable program that helps kids in financial need participate in organized sport and recreation such as hockey, soccer and swimming. Please click on link for more information.
Our grant provides funds for kids between the ages of 3 and 18. We do not fund kids enrolled in post secondary. Applications for grants open on July 1st. The deadline to submit an application is September 30th. Funding is limited and applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. The sooner you apply the greater the chance for funding, assuming you meet all eligibility requirements. Kids need to be registered with a hockey association and the money goes directly to the organization.