KidSport Manitoba

Apply for a Grant

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE DO NOT FUND CAMPS OR EQUIPMENT FEES. KIDSPORT FUNDING IS INTENDED FOR A SEASON OF SPORT.

We strongly recommend to new applicants to only apply once your program is cleared to begin. We are only reviewing applications for sports that are cleared for in person activities.

We are currently not accepting visitors in our provincial office, please contact KidSport Manitoba to have your questions answered. There is a dropbox for applications in the lobby of Sport Manitoba where you can submit your application.

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 $300 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.

Eligibility Requirements

NEW for 2021

If your family's financial situation has been impacted due to COVID-19, please submit both parents or single parent 2020 Notice of Assessment OR your 2019 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
2                                         $33,141
3                                         $40,743
4                                         $49,467
5                                         $56,105
6                                         $63,276
7                                         $70,449

+$6,893 for each additional person

Application deadlines

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 2021:

January 15th             July 15th

February 15th           August 13th

March 15th               September 15th

April 15th                   October 15th

May 14th                    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?

  1. 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
  2. Click here to find your local KidSport Chapter
  3. 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.
  4. 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

Fax: 204-809-4659

KidSportMB@sportmanitoba.ca

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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 KidSportMB@sportmanitoba.ca .

Not Eligible for KidSport Or need More Assistance?

We understand that $300 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.

Other Grant Opportunities

COMMON Questions