KidSport Comox Valley

APPLY FOR A GRANT

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

About KidSport Grants

  • Children 18 and younger could be eligible for up to $300 per child, per calendar year (January – December). Parent/guardians may apply more than one time in a calendar year but the total amount of grant(s) that will be given will not exceed $300
  • Sport activities must be affiliated with the member sport organizations of Sport BC and demonstrate a sustained sport experience (a season of sport led by a qualified coach) for a minimum of 6 weeks and include at least one session per week. For a list of eligible sports, please visit: https://sportbc.com/members/
  • Camps, equipment, travel to playoffs, fundraising, championships, and dance do not qualify.
  • Applications must be received prior to, or at the beginning of the requested season of sport

Eligibility Requirements

KidSport™ considers the social and economic barriers facing the athlete’s family when determining eligibility for funding.

*Statistics Canada's Low-Income Guidelines (LICO) are used as a guideline to determine financial eligibility. If your income is higher, extenuating circumstances can be taken into account. Please provide details with your application.

 

If you are unsure of your eligibility to receive a grant, please reach out to kidsport@sportbc.com or to kidsportcomoxvalley@gmail.com.

How Do I Apply?

1. Register your child in a sport program

2. Apply online at here. Or complete the paper application here. Please see details below.

Online Applications

  • You will need to submit your Notice of Assessment from the most recent tax year that shows line 15000 for all income earners in the household. To obtain your most recent Canada Revenue Agency Notice of Assessment, contact Revenue Canada at 1-800-959-8281 or log into your CRA Account online.

Paper Applications

For the paper application you will need to provide either Financial Verification OR Endorser Verification. Please see details below.

Financial Verification – please include one of the following:

  • Your Notice of Assessment (NOA) from the most recent tax year showing line 15000 for all income earners in the home. To obtain a copy of your NOA, contact Revenue Canada at 1-800-959-8281 or log into your CRA Account online.
  • Proof of foster parent status
  • Proof of income or disability assistance

Endorser Verification

  • Have an endorser complete and sign Section 4 of the paper application. The endorser acts as an objective third party who is familiar with the athlete’s family and is in a professional position to assess their social and economic barriers
  • An endorser can be a professional in social work or family services, a school administrator (principal or vice-principal) or counsellor, a senior recreation administrator, accountant, law enforcement officer, social worker, a registered physician, religious leader, or a social servicing organization.
  • Endorsers other than those listed may be considered if a written letter from the Endorser outlining the financial need of the family is included with the application
  • Endorsers cannot be associated with the sports organization, and they cannot be a family member.

Completed paper application can be emailed to: kidsport@sportbc.com or to kidsportcomoxvalley@gmail.com. Or applications can be mailed to:

KidSport Comox Valley
830 Cliffe Avenue
Comox, BC V9N 2J7

3. Please allow up to 60 days for notification of application status

4. The parent/guardian, or sport organization must notify the KidSport Chapter in their area or KidSport BC if the athlete withdraws from the sport activity. The grant must be used by the athlete for whom the grant was approved – no portion of the grant can be transferred to someone. If the application has been approved, KidSport will issue funds directly to the sport organization on behalf of the child.

5. If you have any questions about eligibility or the application process you can email us at: kidsport@sportbc.com.

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Or, send us a paper application:

Need Some Help?

We’re always happy to answer your questions - please send an email with your question to kidsportcomoxvalley@gmail.com.

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