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Other Funding Sources

viaSport has completed an environmental scan of other funding sources offered to sport in British Columbia and Canada. Navigate through the list below to view an assortment of grants, awards and funding programs eligible to athletes, coaches, officials, sport organizations, sport clubs, adaptive sport and others involved in sport in British Columbia. These funds are filterable by grant audience and grant type. 

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This list provides links to external funding sources that are not administed by viaSport. If you have any questions about these funding sources, please contact their organization directly.


Active Girls

The Active Girls Committee of KidSport Greater Victoria knows that being active is important for girls’ healthy development. Statistically almost twice as many boys than girls apply for grants with KidSport. With that in mind, we’ll work specifically to ensure that girls have equal opportunity to participate in sports and physical activities. Each year, we raise and distribute funds locally through special projects (for example, supporting girls to participate in the Victoria Goddess Run) and through grants for girls.

Athletics for Kids Grant

The support of A4K is available province-wide for children ages 5 to 18 who are currently enrolled in school. Basic registration fees are paid for a multitude of approved sports, up to an annual maximum of $600 per child.

BC Alpine High Performance Coach of the Year (U16 and FIS) (BC Alpine)

Awarded to a J1/J2/FIS coach that shows respect for officials, opponents and parents, espouses a philosophy for fair play, demonstrates concern for all-around athlete development, etc.

BC Ferries, Student Fares

Qualifying B.C. students ages 18 and under with acceptable I.D. (excluding Post Secondary students) can travel between their residence and school, and/or attend or participate in school and junior association education and sporting events for free on various routes. Click on the BC Ferries Fares pdf and flip to page 33 for more information.

Bob Parsons' Memorial Fund Bursary (BC Alpine)

An award of $1000 is given to two athletes based on their leadership and dedication to the sport of ski racing, financial need, and reccomendation by a BC Alpine coach or club rep. Priority is given to J1/J2 athletes. 

CAN (Canadian Athletes Now) Fund Grant

Donations go directly to Canadian athletes to support their training, coaching, nutrition, team fees, travel and basic living expenses

Canadian Sport Institute Athlete Travel Grant

Canadian Sport Institute recognizes the need for financial aid to support the competitive needs of amateur athletes in British Columbia. The intent of the Canadian Sport Institute Athlete Travel Grant is to provide provincially and nationally targeted athletes with travel assistance towards their participation in national and international competitions.

Canadian Tire JumpStart Grant

Canadian Tire Jumpstart is a national charitable program that helps financially disadvantaged kids participate in organized sport and recreation. We help cover registration, equipment and/or transportation costs. 

Canadian Women & Sport WISE FUND

The award is presented to an individual, group or organization whose distinct contribution has had a long-term and significant influence and has broken down barriers to equal participation for girls and women in sport and physical activity.

Children's Fitness Tax Credit

The Children’s Fitness Tax Credit was announced by the government in the 2006 federal budget. It promises a $500 tax credit applicable to the costs of children’s fitness programs. Its laudable policy objective is to increase children’s physical activity levels.