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Grants

In order for everyone to thrive via sport, there are obstacles that need to be overcome to ensure quality sport experiences.

To help reduce some of those barriers, viaSport administers close to $2 million dollars each year in over 10 different sport-related grant programs, funded by the Province of B.C., Government of Canada and individual foundations. These programs strive to:

  • Increase participation of under-represented groups
  • Develop grassroots sport in communities
  • Improve gender equity in participation, leadership and administration roles
  • Create opportunities in outlying and under-served areas of the province
  • Encourage regional, provincial, national and international event hosting across the province
  • Assist high school students with travel costs for attending provincial championships
  • Assist post-secondary athletes with training and competition costs

viaSport also provides approximately $400,000 in financial assistance annually to KidSport so that over 1,000 B.C. children can participate in community sport.

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.

Vouchers may be used by athletes traveling to compete in international events, national championships, western Canadian championships, provincial championships or selection camps hosted in British Columbia (does not include pre-season, tournaments, regular season league or event play).

Hosting BC

The Province of BC continues to invest and fund event hosting through the Hosting BC grant program to facilitate economic and community development brought forth through notable sporting events.

Deadline: Thursday, June 21, 2018 by 11:59PM PST Apply Now

BC Sport Participation Program: Provincial Sport Development Fund

The Provincial Sport Development Fund support province-wide sport programs that attract children, youth and marginalized groups to lead active and healthy lifestyles through involvement in sport.

Coaches BC Legacy Grants

The Coaches BC Legacy Fund was set up in 2013 with the goal of encouraging more community level coaches to become involved, to further their education, and to receive training and/or certification. As a result, four coach grants have been created to assist provincial sport organizations, community clubs and coach developers.

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.

Northern Sport Accessibility Grant

The Northern Sport Accessibility Grant aims to expand access to sport, recreation and physical activity for people with disabilities living in Northern B.C..

Aboriginal Youth Sport Legacy Fund

The Aboriginal 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.

Outliers Pilot Project

The Outlier Pilot Project aims to form meaningful partnerships with non-profit organizations who work with traditionally hard-to-reach, marginalised or under-represented youth in B.C. Funds will be provided to assist with piloting a sport or physical activity element to an organization's existing programming.

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.

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.

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Grant FAQs

Do you have a question about viaSport's grant programs? Read our FAQ and find your answer right away.  

Looking for Logos?

If you are looking for logos, head to our logo section for grant recipients for more information on how download the logo you need.

Call for Panel Members

Are you interested in becoming a volunteer panel member for one of our grants? Click below to read the job description and apply.