KidSport Nova Scotia

PROVINCIAL FUND

If you're not sure of your Local Chapter, don’t worry! You can still apply for a KidSport grant through the Provincial Fund. 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 (18 years old or younger) from families facing financial barriers so they can participate in registered sport programs and experience the lifelong benefits of a season of sport. KidSport Nova Scotia provides grants of up to $500 per eligible kid, per year (January 1st - December 31st) towards sport registration and equipment fees.

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; travel and competition fees are not eligible for funding.

Eligibility Requirements

KidSport Nova Scotia uses a Notice of Assessment, an endorsement from the Department of Community Services or an endorsement from Indigenous Social Development to determine financial eligibility for grants. 

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 - $33,141

3 person family - $40,743

4 person family - $49,467

5 person family - $56,105

6 person family - $63,276

7 person family or more - $70,449

*To calculate family size count the number of parent or parents in the household plus the number of children 18 years or younger Example:
2 person family = 1 parent + 1 child.
3 person family = 1 parent + 2 children OR 2 parents + 1 child


NEW:
If your family's financial situation has been impacted due to COVID-19, please submit your most recent Notice of Assessment (2020 tax year) 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)

If you are unsure of your eligibility to receive a grant, please reach out to kidsport@sportnovascotia.ca.

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. To view a list of eligible sport programs please click here.
  2. Click here to find your local KidSport Nova Scotia Chapter, or if you are unsure you may apply through the provincial fund
  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. Completed application will be processed within 30 days of the deadline you're applying for.
  5. For 2021, our application deadline dates are the first working day in the month of January, March, May, July, September, October and November.
  6. If you qualify for KidSport funding, the grant will be sent directly to the sport program your kid has signed up for. You will also receive a notice payment has been sent out by email or mail within 30 days from the deadline you applied for. If you qualified for equipment funding your voucher will be included with your status letter.

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

KidSport Nova Scotia

5516 Spring Garden Rd, 4th Floor

Halifax, NS  B3J 1G6

Fax: (902) 425-5606

kidsport@sportnovascotia.ca

Phone: (902) 425-5450 ext. 350

Apply Now For 2021

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 kidsport@sportnovascotia.ca.

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