KidSport Halifax Regional Municipality


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

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 Halifax Regional Municipality provides grants of up to $500 per eligible kid, per year (January 1st - December 31st)  towards sport registration fees. 

Do you need equipment in order to play? Let us know! If the child needs equipment, we will provide a voucher so you can get the right gear from our equipment partner Cleve’s Source for Sports.

Grants are intended to be used for sport registration and equipment fees for multi-week sport programs run by clubs in good standing with their Provincial Sport Organization (PSO). Grants are not intended to be used for private/travel teams not affiliated with the PSO, summer camps, travel expenses, and tournament/competition fees.

Eligibility Requirements

KidSport Halifax Regional Municipality uses a CRA Notice of Assessment as the primary document to determine financial eligibility for grants.

We also accept Social Income Assistance Statement, an endorsement from the Department of Community Services, or an endorsement from Indigenous Social Development to determine financial eligibility for grants, if applicable.

If applying with a Notice of Assessment (one for each parent/guardian in the household) please ensure your total income (line 15000) does not exceed the cut offs listed below for your family size:

2 person family - $38,003

3 person family - $46,720

4 person family - $56,724

5 person family - $64,336

6 person family - $72,560

7 person family or more - $80,785

If you are unsure of your eligibility to receive a grant, please reach out to

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. To view a list of eligible sport programs please click here. Please note that dance, swimming lessons, day or week camps, competition/tournament fees and travel expenses are not eligible for 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 the application deadline you are applying for.
  4. Our application deadline dates are the first working day in the month of January, March, May, June, July, September, October and November.
  5. 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:

KidSport Halifax Regional Municipality

5516 Spring Garden Rd, 4th Floor

Halifax, Nova Scotia

B3J 1G6

Fax: (902) 425-5606

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Or send us a paper application


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July 2, September 2, October 1, and November 1

Sport Organization

If your sport organization would like to be eligible for KidSport funding complete the form below

Need Some Help?

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

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