Apply for a Grant
PLEASE NOTE THAT IN AUGUST 2022 WE INCREASED OUR ANNUAL GRANT UP TO $500 PER CHILD PER CALENDAR YEAR.
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 Manitoba provides grants of up to $500 per eligible kid, per year (January 1st - December 31st) towards sport registration fees. Clubs eligible for KidSport funding must be active members of their Provincial Sport Organizations (PSO). If you are not sure if the club you want to apply for is a member of their respective PSO, we recommend contacting them to find out. You can find a list of all the Provincial Sport Organizations on the Sport Manitoba website here.
Grants are intended to be used for sport registration fees; travel, competitions, uniforms and camps are not eligible for funding. Grants cannot be issued to programs/seasons that have already concluded.
Please note that KidSport Manitoba does not distribute equipment within our program, nor does the program accept equipment donations.
If your family's financial situation has been impacted due to COVID-19, please submit both parents or single parent 2021 Notice of Assessment along with verification that you have received any of the following:
Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)
Employment Insurance Benefits
Income Assistance or Indigenous Social Assistance
Temporary Wage Top-Up (Low Income Essential Workers)
Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB)
KidSport uses the Statistics Canada Low Income Cut-off guidelines as a tool to determine which families are eligible for assistance. Exceptions may occur for unique circumstances, but in most cases applications will not be considered if your household gross income is higher than shown in the chart below.
Low-Income Cut-off Guidelines
Family Size Maximum Household Gross Income
+$6,893 for each additional person
The application deadline for all regions is the 15th - or the last working day prior to the 15th of every month by 4:30 pm . Applications must be complete, including all required financial information to be considered for funding.
Incomplete applications will be considered at the next intake, if the application is carried over one month and is still not complete by the next deadline, it will get declined.
Please see the below application deadline dates for 2023:
January 13th July 14th
February 15th August 15th
March 15th September 15th
April 14th October 13th
May 15th November 15th
June 15th December 15th
If you are unsure of your eligibility to receive a grant, please reach out to KidSportMB@sportmanitoba.ca .
We ask that you please register for your desired program before applying for KidSport funding. Please contact the sport organization to see how they want you to settle your registration payment prior to receiving KidSport funding if approved. Grants cannot be issued to programs/seasons that have already concluded.
In Winnipeg, house league hockey (Timbits – A1, A2, A3) is not funded through KidSport. Those looking for funding for these leagues can apply through the General Council of Winnipeg Community Centres (GCWCC) by clicking here. Those looking for funding assistance at the AA or AAA levels are eligible for KidSport support. Please click below to apply.
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. The sport must have an active Provincial Sport Organization (PSO) within Sport Manitoba. If you are not sure if the sport you want to apply for has a PSO, please visit the Sport Manitoba website for a list of current PSO’s
- Click here to find your local KidSport Chapter
- 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.
- 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 your kid has signed up for. Grants cannot be issued to programs/seasons that have already concluded.
You can submit a paper application by mail, fax or e-mail:
145 Pacific Avenue,
Winnipeg MB, R3B 2Z6
Or, send us a paper application:
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Not Eligible for KidSport Or need More Assistance?
We understand that $500 may not be enough to cover a season of sport, or your activity may be ineligible to receive KidSport funding.
There are many great opportunities from other organizations in Manitoba that can provide funding for youth sports as well. Please take a look at the guide in this section to see what other grants you may be eligible for.