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LeadForward Grant: Advancing Balanced Representation in Sport

The LeadForward Grant: Advancing Balanced Representation in Sport aims to strengthen balanced leadership for female coaches, officials or organizational staff throughout B.C. by supporting their training, education, and policy development opportunities.

Through this grant, viaSport is interested in supporting organizations that understand how actively developing diverse and inclusive leaders is fundamental to delivering positive sport experiences.

This grant will fund up to $2,000 to local, multi or provincial sport organizations for training, educational or policy development activities that advance leadership opportunities for female leaders in sport.

Who can apply?

Applications may be submitted by:

  • Affiliated Local Sport Organizations.
  • Recognized, Accredited or Affiliated Disability Sport Organizations.
  • (Accredited) Multi-Sport Organizations.
  • Recognized, Accredited or Affiliated Provincial Sport Organizations.

What can the grant be used for?

Funds can be used for professional development opportunities that involve:

  • Training
  • Education
  • Policy development

Organizations that consider engaging both men and women in activities, where appropriate, will also be considered. Only activities taking place before March 31, 2024 are eligible to apply.



  • Deadline: May 14, 2023

3 ways to cultivate gender diverse leadership in sport

As leaders, everyone has the ability to foster impactful change. How are you ensuring that your behaviours are helping to build a stronger sport system that seeks to make sport an inclusive and positive experience for all?


LeadForward Past Recipients

LeadForward Summer 2021

LeadForward Winter 2021