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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: October 28, 2022 Apply Now

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: October 14, 2022 Apply Now
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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 Apply Now
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 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: July 25, 2022 Processing

Bob Bearpark Coaching Bursary Awards

The Bearpark Foundation was established in 1997 to support coaching education in British Columbia as an ongoing memorial legacy to Bob Bearpark.

Closes: September 25, 2022 Processing

High Performance Project Grant

To help maximize the impact on provincially targeted athletes and coaches, the High Performance Project Grant targets PSOs and DSOs that have not been selected for Enhanced Excellence funding but have specific high performance project needs. In 2022-2023, this grant will focus on initiatives that target athletes and coaches attending the 2023 Canada Winter Games.

Deadline: July 30, 2022 Processing

Indigenous Youth Sport Legacy Fund

The Indigenous Youth Sport Legacy Fund assists amateur athletes of Indigenous ancestry, including athletes with a disability or disabilities, in their pursuit of excellence in sport. The grant seeks to relieve financial costs associated with high performance sport.

Deadline: June 14, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. Processing

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