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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. 

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.

Closes: September 25, 2022 Closed

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 2022-2023, this grant will focus on initiatives that target athletes and coaches attending the 2023 Canada Winter Games.

Deadline: July 30, 2022 Closed

Hosting BC

The Hosting BC grant provides up to $35,000 to not-for-profit organizations for the purposes of hosting amateur sporting events in BC to facilitate sport, economic and community development. 

Deadline: May 31, 2023 Closed

Indigenous Youth Sport Legacy Fund

The Indigenous 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.

Deadline: June 14, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. Closed

LeadForward Grant: Advancing Balanced Representation in Sport

The LeadForward Grant: Advancing Balanced Representation in Sport aims to strengthen balanced leadership for female coaches, officials or organizational staff throughout supporting their professional development opportunities.

Deadline: May 14, 2023 Closed


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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