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BC Sport Participation Program

The BC Sport Participation Program (BCSPP) is a sport participation funding program which is supported equally by the Province of BC and the Government of Canada, through viaSport British Columbia. The BCSPP supports province-wide projects that attract:

  • children and youth
  • women and girls
  • Indigenous people
  • Persons with disabilities
  • Newcomers to Canada
  • Socio-economically disavanted Canadians
  • Canadians living in rural, remote and isolated regions
  • Individuals that are 55+

children and youth, Aboriginal people, seniors and people with disabilities to lead active and healthy lifestyles through involvement in sport.

The goal of the BCSPP is to fund organizations to support the expansion of existing sport participation programs or development of new programs that align with Canadian Sport for Life Fundamental, Learn to Train, and Active for Life stages, as well as the Awareness or First Contact stages. Programs will develop linkages with local sport service providers, clubs, and schools, to build community capacity and expand programming to attract new participants to sport and increase the number of individuals actively involved in organized sport on an ongoing basis.


Who can apply?

Applications for eligible activities may be submitted, individually or in partnership, by:

  • Provincial Sport Organizations
  • Provincial Disability Sport Organizations
  • Multi-regional delivery agencies that demonstrate the ability to successfully reach a significant or specific target group.  

IMPORTANT: Only one application per organization will be accepted. Applicants based outside of British Columbia are NOT eligible to apply.

The selection committee reserves the right to accept applications from organizations that will fulfill a unique strategic priority in the province of BC.ur successful project.