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Grants

viaSport administers sport-related grant programs funded by the government of BC that encourage sport participation and healthy living, develop high-performance athletes, and improve sport and recreation programs.

To navigate through the grants listing, please use the filters to find out which grants are currently open. For a description and eligibility requirements, click the grant name and navigate to the bottom blue block for full guidelines. To apply for grant, click the green 'Apply Now' button to be taken straight to an online form. 

Are you looking for a final report form? Each grant now has a direct link on each page. Naviate to the bottom of each grant page to find more infomation on final reporting.

BC Ferries Sport Experience Program

Through the BC Ferries Sport Experience Program, BC Ferries and viaSport provide travel support to eligible not-for-profit sport organizations and athletes.

Vouchers may be used by athletes traveling to compete in international events, national championships, western Canadian championships, provincial championships or selection camps (does not include pre-season, tournaments, regular season league or event play).

Bob Bearpark Coaching Bursary Awards

The Bearpark Foundation was established in 1997 to support coaching education in British Columbia as an ongoing memorial legacy to Bob Bearpark.

Deadline: 11:59 PM PT on Thursday, September 22, 2016 Apply Now

Northern BC Coaching and Officiating Development Fund

The Northern BC Coaching and Officiating Development Fund is a localized initiative, supported in part by the Northern Sport Strategy, created to provide support for coaching and officiating development leading up to the 2015 Canada Winter Games and beyond.

#LeveltheField Inspiring Change Grant

Registered participants of the five viaSport #LevelTheField: Inspiring Change Workshops in February and March 2016 are eligible to apply for a grant opportunity to fund community initatives that encourage gender equity in sport, 

TBD Upcoming

Community Sport Program Development Fund

The Community Sport Program Development (CSPD) Fund, funded by the Province of British Columbia, makes community sport more accessible to people of all abilities. CSPD Funding is awarded to sport programs delivered by non-profit organizations, which include local and provincial sport organizations, municipalities, and Aboriginal communities.

Fall 2016 Upcoming

Hosting BC

The Province of BC continues to invest and fund event hosting through the Hosting BC grant program to facilitate economic and community development brought forth through notable sporting events.

Fall 2016 Upcoming

BC Sport Participation Program

The BC Sport Participation Program (BCSPP) is a sport participation funding program for province-wide projects that attract children and youth, Aboriginal people, seniors and people with disabilities to lead active and healthy lifestyles through involvement in sport.

Spring 2017 Upcoming

Coaches BC Legacy Grants

The Coaches BC Legacy Fund was set up in 2013 with the goal of encouraging more community level coaches to become involved, to further their education, and to receive training and/or certification. As a result, four coach grants have been created to assist provincial sport organizations, community clubs and coach developers.

Fall 2016 Upcoming

Professional Development Fund for Advancing Gender Equity in Sport

The Professional Development Fund for advancing gender equity in sport looks to build leadership throughout B.C. by providing funding for individuals to attend courses, conferences or alternative training that enhances their knowledge and skills in this area. 

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Grant FAQs

Do you have a question about viaSport's grant programs? Read our FAQ and find your answer right away.  

Sponsors

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We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.

Other great sponsors who support sport in BC include:

BC Ferries ePACTFortius Sport & Health Richmond Oval