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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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Kelowna Athletic Excellence - Sport Grants

The Athletic Excellence Grant has been established to assist high performance athletes or teams with the travel-related expenses associated with participating in high-level sporting events such as provincial or national championships.

Kelowna Sport Education Grant

Supported by the Kelowna 2008 BC Summer Games Legacy Fund, the Sport Education Grant is designed to provide financial assistance to local coaches or officials interested in upgrading their training and/or certification beyond introductory levels. The Grant can also be used for local sport organizations to host advanced sport development courses/seminars for local coaches and officials.

Kelowna Sport Event Grant

This bursary is available to local community sporting organizations hosting a sporting event in Kelowna.


A Sport BC program provides assistance ($150 to $400 in grants) to families of children in need to help kids participate in local activities they otherwise could not afford to participate in.

Langley Sport Hosting Incentive Program

The Sport Hosting Incentive Program is designed to encourage Langley's sport organizations, through limited financial assistance, to host provincial, western Canadian, national, and international amateur sport events within the Township and City of Langley.

N7 Fund Grant

Is awarded to non-profit organizations in the USA and Canada that work to inspire and enable Native American or Aboriginal youth and children through sport and physical activity programming.

PAC and DPAC Grant - BC Government

These grants are available to parent advisory councils (PACS) and district advisory councils (DPACS) to provide funding for extra curricular school-based activites for students K-12. Funding includes sports, arts, education camps, classtrips, playground equipment, scholarships and bursaries. Grants are also available to help support travel to sport competitions and buy equipment for sports teams

Para-Equipment Fund

The Para-Equipment Fund, by Canadian Paralympic Committee and Invacare, aims to assist local and provincial organizations in delivering recruitment programming and expanding the availability of introductory-based equipment. Grants are awarded to cover 50 per cent of the total cost of equipment to a maximum of $5,000.

Parasport Canadian Tire JumpStart Grant

Parasport Jumpstart Fund was created by Canadian Tire Jumpstart and Canadian Paralympic Committee to help support the costs of sports and recreational programs for children between the ages of four and 18, who are financially disadvantaged and living with a disability.  Funds may be used towards registration, transportation and equipment costs for children within approved Parasport programs.

ParticipACTION Teen Challenge

ParticipACTION Teen Challenge is a national physical activity program created to get youth moving.  Registered Community Host Organizations (CHOs) are eligible to apply for up to $250 to support a one-time event and up to $500 to support an ongoing program (4 weeks or longer for a minimum of 30 minutes per week) where youth are engaged in physical activity.  Funds can be used to support facility use, transportation costs, nutrition, coaching or equipment.