Travel assistance for athletes, coaches, companions and managers with the BC Ferries Disability Sport Experience Program.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local Sport Relief Fund - Closed
The Local Sport Relief Fund has been developed to provide one-time financial relief for non-profit, community level sport organizations, clubs and associations at risk of collapse or insolvency due to the impacts of COVID-19. The fund is made possible through financial assistance of the Government of Canada, support from the Province of B.C. and administered through viaSport British Columbia.
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.
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.
Team Up: Expanding access to sport through partnerships grant - closed
Team Up is a sport participation grant program supported by the Province of B.C. and administered through viaSport British Columbia. Through an application-based grant, Team Up aims to facilitate sustainable, mutually-beneficial partnerships between non-profit sport and social sector organizations that utilizes their collective expertise to create and incorporate mechanisms to reduce barriers to quality sport opportunities
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