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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 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

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: June 4 2020, 11:59pm Apply Now

2020 Winter Spirit Grant

The Province of B.C. is providing 2020 Winter Spirit Grants that are designed to build on the spirit and legacy of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and help unite communities to provide new winter sport experiences for British Columbians

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.

Hosting BC

In light of COVID-19, changes have been made to the May 2020 intake of the Hosting BC Grant. View them here.

Postponed to September 2020 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.

Upcomming: February 2021 Processing

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.

Upcoming: May 2020 Upcoming

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.

Upcoming: May 2020 Upcoming

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.

Upcoming: July 2020 Upcoming

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.

To Be Confirmed Upcoming


Grant FAQs

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

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If you are looking for logos, head to our Logos and Recognition page for more information!

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.