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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.

Deadline: 12 business days before first day of travel Apply Now

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 2021-2022, this grant will focus on initiatives that target athletes and coaches attending the 2022 Canada Summer Games.

Deadline: 11:59PM PST on September 10, 2021 Apply Now
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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 aslf@viasport.ca.

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.

Deadline 11:59pm August 5, 2021 Processing
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Local Sport Relief Fund

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.

Deadline 11:59pm April 30, 2021 Processing

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 11:59pm September 16, 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: September 2021 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 September 2021 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

Hosting BC

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

Delayed until further notice Upcoming

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