KidSport Edmonton

APPLY FOR A GRANT

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

Note: KidSport Edmonton's regular application form and process is also used for the new Hockey Assist Program. Please follow the same application process outlined below. *Up to $250 in funding for all sports, except ice hockey - more information about the Hockey Assist Program at the bottom of the website.*

Information on kidsport's grant program:

How Do I Apply?

First, find a school sport, club sport, community sport, group sport or individual sport program your kid would like to join and then register them for it (Note: Sports Camps are not funded).

Then, apply for a KidSport Grant with the required 3 documents listed below. You can apply online, or use the paper application form and submit by e-mail, mail or fax, before the program end date.

Your completed application will be processed within 30 days of being received.

If you qualify for KidSport funding, the grant will be sent directly to the sport program, and you are then reimbursed (if you paid upfront for the program).

When applying, you must submit:

1.) KidSport’s ‘So ALL Kids Can Play!’ Application, filled out.
2.) Sport program registration document (Please attach sport registration receipt - must include kid's name, program name, and program cost).
3.) Financial status document, by attaching ONE of the following:
(Note: Partial screen shots of documents are not accepted.)

Preferred Document:
-Canada Child Benefits Letter, most recent tax year

 

Other Options:
-Notice of Assessment, all adults in the home for most recent tax year,
-Alberta Health Benefits Letter,
-Income Support Document,
-Proof of EI (Needed for ALL adults in home),
-Subsidized Housing Letter,
-Copy of a City of Edmonton Leisure Access Pass Receipt, OR
-Endorsement Letter, on letterhead, from a School Principal or Counsellor, Social Worker, Lawyer, Police Officer, or Member of Clergy.
-For Ukrainian refugees, please click HERE for specific information on accepted documents.

**If you are unable to provide one of these or are unsure of your eligibility to receive a grant, please give us a call at (780) 803-8765 or email us at  edmonton@kidsport.ab.ca

 

Approval for KidSport Edmonton’s subsidy program is based on the
Federal Government’s Low-income Cut Off (LICO) Scale (updated May 2022) +30%, as shown below.

Family Unit         Basic LICO Line            KSE's 30%+ Funding Line

2 persons

$34,254

$44,530

3 persons

$42,111

$54,744

4 persons

$51,128

$66,466

5 persons

$57,989

$75,385

6 persons

$65,401

$85,021

7 or more persons

$72,814

$94,659

 

To be eligible for the KidSport Edmonton Grant Program, each applicant must:

-Meet the financial qualifications (LICO Scale, 30% column).
-Already be registered in the sport program you are applying for.
-Be 18 years old or under.
-Live within the Edmonton City limits.

 

Parents/Guardians:
-*Applicants can receive up to $250 per eligible kid, per calendar year (January 1st - December 31st) towards sport registration, except ice hockey and learn to skate fees.* If you would like to learn about our Hockey Assist Program that covers these fees, please click HERE.
If your kid uses Hockey Assist Program grant funding, they are still eligible for the $250 grant available for other sports, during the same calendar year.

-The full $250 can be used for one grant application, or the $250 can be split over multiple applications.

-The program (sport season or set of sessions) must provide a sustained sport experience, for a minimum of 4 weeks, and be led by qualified instructors. (Note: Sports Camps are not funded).

-KidSport Edmonton grants do not cover equipment and transportation; they only support youth registration fees for a sport season or set of sessions.
There is a section within the grant application to request sports equipment. Please complete this section if you would like to request help with getting sports equipment.

Note: If found eligible for the KidSport program, all kids in the home are eligible for grant funding.

 

Grants are DECLINED if:
-The sport program is a City-run Program (Edmonton hosts low-cost sport options).
-The kid has used their full $250 for the calendar year.
-The application request is not for sport (i.e. piano lessons).
-The family does not financially qualify (based off the LICO scale, plus 30%).
-The Program is a sport camp.
-The sport has ended.

Note: Taegeuk Taekwondo has chosen to NOT administer KidSport's Grant Program. Contact us and we can recommend other taekwondo studios who work with KidSport.

Apply Now

Or, send us a paper application:

Need Some Help?

We are always happy to answer your questions - please email your question to: edmonton@kidsport.ab.ca

 

If you have a question about an application for Ice Hockey or Learn to Skate for the 2022-23 season, email: hapedmonton@kidsport.ab.ca

 

Watch the video below for a 1-minute explanation of how to apply to KidSport!

COMMON Questions