Indigenous Youth Sport Legacy Fund
The Aboriginal (now Indigenous) Youth Sport Legacy Fund was created to assist amateur athletes of Indigenous ancestry, including athletes with a disability or disabilities, in their pursuit of excellence in sport. The grant seeks to relieve some of the financial costs associated with high performance sport, including registration, travel, equipment, and coaching expenses. Grants are awarded to athletes competing in any sport, with priority given to athletes participating on provincial teams, national teams, and/or in any regional, provincial, or national tournaments and competitions featuring Indigenous participants (i.e. North American Indigenous Games, All Native Basketball Tournament).
Applicants are able to apply for a grant between $500 and $2,000 for expenses incurred between April 1, 2019 and March 31, 2020 depending on their level of eligibility. Please refer to the grant guidelines below to define the levels of eligibility.
Who can apply?
- A Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada
- Of Indigenous ancestry
- Between 13 and 30 years of age at the time of application
- Currently living and training in B.C. (exceptions may be made in cases where an applicant is required to reside elsewhere for training purposes)
- Able to demonstrate a strong history of participation in amateur sport and a demonstrated potential to achieve provincial level (or higher) performance results