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BC Sport Participation Program: Community Sport Program Development Fund

The Community Sport Program Development Fund is a program of the BC Sport Participation Program (BCSPP), a sport participation funding program which is supported through bilateral contributions from the Province of B.C. and the Government of Canada and administered through viaSport British Columbia.

The Community Sport Program Development Fund makes community sport more accessible to people of all abilities by providing funding to sport programs delivered by non-profit organizations such as local and provincial sport organizations, municipalities, and Indigenous communities. Grants from the fund are available to isolated rural communities where sport opportunities are fewer, as well as large urban populations where low sport participation exists. Programming may also be offered exclusively to under-represented populations, or to the community as a whole.

What programs are eligible?

Community-based amateur sport programs that consist of organized sport activities are eligible for the Community Sport Program Development Fund. Applicants must demonstrate how their program will lead to new sport participation opportunities, increasing the number of people involved in an organized sport in their community.

For possible uses of funds, please download the full guidelines below.

Who can apply?

  • Not-for-profit clubs and associations that directly deliver organized sport programs in their
  • Municipalities or Community Centres
  • Indigenous bands or community associations
  • Provincial Sport Organizations (only in the Programming for under-represented Groups category)