KidSport British Columbia
At KidSport we believe sport powers kids. Getting in the game ignites a sense of belonging, shapes character, fuels better health, builds confidence and unleashes potential.
But the cost of registration fees can be a barrier for many families.
Through a confidential application process, KidSport provides grants to kids from families facing financial barriers to help cover the cost of their sport registration fee so they can experience the joy of a season of sport.
If you want to apply for a KidSport grant or learn more about the program, start by finding your local chapter. If your community doesn’t have a local chapter, you can apply through our Provincial Fund.
The KidSport concept was launched in 1993 by board and staff at Sport BC as a way to help address the challenges faced by many families when registering their children in organized sport. From a modest start in that first year, issuing $35,000 in grants, KidSport has expanded across the country and to become a national entity with 11 provincial/territorial chapters and over 160 community chapters.
Because the KidSport program starts at a local, provincial or territorial chapter, the impact of funding directly shapes sport in local communities. Each chapter—most of which are completely volunteer-run—raises funds, accepts applications, and distributes grants in its own community.
From humble beginnings, KidSport BC, inclusive of our 39 community chapters, has issued more than $22 million in grants to over 88,000 kids since 1993, including $2.6 million in grants - the largest single year grant distribution in our program's history - to fund sport for 7,742 kids last year (2023).
Today, our mission remains the same…to remove the financial barriers that prevent some children from playing organized sport #SoALLKidsCanPlay!