KidSport Manitoba West Region

APPLY FOR A GRANT

With the recent Provincial Health Orders in place as of May 9th, 2021 we will not be issuing grants to sport organizations until sport is reviewed and cleared by the Province for team activity. 

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 do not take this decision lightly, but do so only to reduce the administrative efforts of our provincial office and across the sport system. As soon as sports in Manitoba are cleared for play by public health, we will begin to process applications as efficiently as we can.

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 West provides grants of up to $300 per eligible kid, per year (January 1st - December 31st) towards sport registration fees.

KidSport grants are intended to be used for sport registration fees; camps, travel and competitions are not eligible for funding.

Eligibility Requirements

new for 2021

If your family's financial situation has been impacted due to COVID-19, please submit your most recent Notice of Assessment (2019) as well as verification that you have applied to, and 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

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

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.

  1. Click here to find your local KidSport Chapter, or see if you are covered by the provincial fund
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

You can submit a paper application by mail, fax or e-mail:

145 Pacific Avenue
Winnipeg, MB
R3B 2Z6

204-809-4659

KidSportMB@sportmanitoba.ca

Apply Now

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 .

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