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Grants

Funded by the Province of B.C., Government of Canada, individual foundations and corporations, viaSport awards approximately $2 million dollars in sport-related grant programs each year. Our aim is to reduce barriers and ensure quality sport experiences by:

  • Increasing participation and leadership opportunities for under-represented groups
  • Developing grassroots sports in outlying and under-served areas in B.C.
  • Supporting the continued education of training of certified coaches
  • Encouraging regional, provincial, national and international sport event hosting across the province
  • Assisting with travel costs for youth

Interested in receiving a grant? View our available grant programs below to see if you are eligible. 

BC Ferries Disability Sport Experience Program

Travel assistance for athletes, coaches, companions and managers with the BC Ferries Disability Sport Experience Program.

Deadline: 12 business days before first day of travel Apply Now

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.

Deadline: 12 business days before first day of travel Apply Now

Hosting BC

The Hosting BC grant provides up to $35,000 to not-for-profit organizations for the purposes of hosting amateur sporting events in BC to facilitate sport, economic and community development.

Deadline: January 27, 2023 Apply Now

BC Sport Participation Program: 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.

Deadline: November 29, 2022 Processing

BC Sport Participation Program: Provincial Sport Development Fund

The BCSPP supports programs that attract children, youth, Indigenous and under-represented populations to lead active and healthy lifestyles through involvement in sport while also helping to support communities delivering physical activity programming throughout the province.

Deadline: November 29, 2022 Processing

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 professional development opportunities.

Deadline: December 16, 2022 Processing

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.

Deadline: December 16, 2022 Processing
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Rally Together Fund: Sport Participation Grant

The Rally Together Sport Participation Grant provides one-time recovery funding for amateur sport organizations that have seen a decrease in membership due to COVID-19.

Deadline: November 4, 2022 Processing
People engaging in various sports activities.

Rally Together Fund: Sport Volunteer Grant

The Rally Together Sport Volunteer Grant provides one-time recovery funding for amateur sport organizations that have seen a decrease in membership due to COVID-19.

Deadline: November 4, 2022 Processing
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Amateur Sport League Fund

The Province of B.C. is providing relief funding for non-profit and for-profit B.C.-based amateur leagues and teams competing at the provincial, national or international level. The Amateur Sport League Fund is intended to provide one-time financial relief to help amateur sports leagues and/or teams with operational costs such as, salaries, administrative costs, personal protective equipment and the development of COVID safety plans to ensure the safety of athletes and staff. This funding focuses on leagues and teams owned and operated in B.C., who do not compensate athletes as employees, and can demonstrate at least 30 per cent loss in revenue due to the impacts of COVID-19. Note: school, post-secondary, and Esports leagues are ineligible for this funding. For questions, please contact aslf@viasport.ca.

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