KidSport Bow Valley


Start your application here. Scroll down to learn more about our program and get answers to all of your questions.

What is a Grant?

KidSport provides grants to kids from families facing financial barriers so they can participate in registered sport programs and experience the lifelong benefits of a season of sport. KidSport Bow Valley provides grants of up to $500 per eligible child, per year (January 1st - December 31st) towards sport registration fees.

Do you need equipment in order to play? Let us know, and we can make a referral to a partner agency. KidSport grants are intended to be used for sport registration fees; travel and competitions are not eligible for funding.

Eligibility Requirements

KidSport Bow Valley considers a variety of  economic barriers facing families when determining eligibility. Families who are low income, on AISH, unemployed, or receiving income support are all considered eligible.

If you are facing financial barriers and are unsure of your eligibility to receive a grant, please reach out to

How Do I Apply?

Find a sport program your kid would like to join and sign up. Let the program’s administrators know you will be applying for KidSport funding.

  1. Click here to find your local KidSport Chapter, or see if you are covered by the provincial fund
  2. Apply online or use the paper application form - be sure to complete all sections of the application, as incomplete applications take much longer to process, and can cause delays in receiving your grant.
  3. Applications are processed once a month. If you qualify for KidSport funding, the grant will be sent directly to the sport program your kid has signed up for. Notification of application approval will be sent to you by postal mail and may take up to 6 weeks from the date of application to arrive.

You can email paper applications to or drop them off at Banff Town Hall or Canmore Civic Centre.
To drop off an application in person, visit the Community Services Desk in either building. To drop off your application when the building is closed, use the mail slots located near the building entrance.


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Need Some Help?

We’re always happy to answer your questions - please send an email with your question to or watch the video below to learn how to apply!

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