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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.


Community Gaming Grants

Community Gaming Grants support the delivery of community organization programs that benefit the citizens of British Columbia. Click the link above to find out information about these grants, including: eligibility, grant amounts, application periods, how to apply, online application resources (tutorials, tips, FAQs, etc.) and more.

Dave Murray Ski Foundation Bursary (BC Alpine)

An award of $750 given to one athlete per division (province) based on their financial need, athletic ability, sportsmanship and leadership skills and recommedations by a BC Alpine coach or club rep. Priority is given to J1/J2 athletes.

Denise Coutts Memorial Scholarship

The Denise Coutts Memorial Scholarship was founded in November 2014 after the sudden loss of Denise to gynecological cancer. Denise was a pillar in the sport community and non-profit sector and advocate for all women and girls. Denise was a high level athlete, volunteer, coach, promoter and builder. Her legacy will be everlasting and the impact that she has left on others is timeless. Each year, two female student-athletes will be selected and will receive a scholarship of $500 to pursue their post-secondary education.

Douglas College Sport Science Department Awards

The Sport Science Department offers numerous awards/scholarships to students enrolled in the Sport Science Diploma and Bachelor of Physical Education & Coaching programs. These awards/scholarships are regularly given to students who excel academically while also displaying a passion for sport, physical education and coaching both inside and outside the College. The link provided is directed to a general listing of Douglas College awards and grants. Please scroll to the middle of the listing to find grants and awards in the Sport Science Program.

Dreamcatcher Charitable Foundation

The goal of this sector is to provide support for youth to effectively participate and develop necessary skills through sports and recreational activities. The Dreamcatcher Charitable Foundation believes that youth develop leadership and teamwork skills through participation in team sports and community-based  activities.

Fueling Athlete and Coaching Excellence

The Fuelling Athlete and Coaching Excellence program focuses on providing equal funding to developing Olympic and Paralympic athletes and their coaches. FACE™ helps to provide the athlete and their coach with the resources necessary to close the gap and achieve national carded status for the athlete in the short term, and improve coaching skills over the long term.

Healthy Living Inquiry Grant - Healthy Schools BC

The Healthy Living Activity Grant is a $500 grant that is intended to support healthy living goals and student-centered actions within schools, such as those which engage students in a healthy living activity or program that will positively impact their health and learning.

Kamloops BC Summer Games Sport Development Grant

The BC Summer Games Sport Development Grant will be available to local coaches, officials and sport organizations interested in furthering their knowledge in their respective areas. The interest earned on the balance will provide the annual grant and will grow each subsequent year, "giving back" to the sport leaders in our community for years to come.  Reviews are held quarterly.

Kamloops Tournament Capital Grant

Only amateur sports organizations/individuals are eligible. Events must utilize services/facilities within the City of Kamloops. For two championships held for the same sport on the same date (i.e. boys & girls tournaments), then that event is eligible for one grant only.

Kamloops Winter Games Legacy Fund

Winter Games Legacy Fund Grants are to cover circumstances where a person or group advances beyond local competition, or is recruited to a provincial or nationally ranked team.