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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 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).

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: Thursday, October 11, 2018 by 11:59 PM PST Apply Now

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, October 4, 2018 by 11:59 PM PST 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: Thursday, September 27, 2018 by 11:59 PM PST Apply Now

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.