KidSport Hamilton


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 Hamilton provides grants of up to $200 per eligible child per year for recreational/house league sport programs and up to $300 per eligible child per year for competitive/representative sport programs (January 1 - December 31) towards sport registration fees.

Do you need equipment in order to play? Let us know, and we can make a referral to a partner agency. KidSport grants are intended to be used for sport registration fees; travel, equipment, and competitions are not eligible for funding.

Eligibility Requirements

KidSport Hamilton reviews the financial barriers faced by the child’s family when determining eligibility for grants.

NOTE: In addition to the documentation required, KidSport Hamilton will be verifying the following information from the Sport Organization for your health and safety:

  1. That provincial government has allowed for sport to resume
  2. That the municipality has allowed for sport to resume
  3. That the governing body (Provincial Sport Organizations) has publicly released a Return-To-Play procedure that member organizations must follow
  4. That the sport group has a publicly posted Return-to-Play procedure 

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.

  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 6 weeks 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:

PO Box 57060
Jackson Station Post Office
2 King St. W.
Hamilton, ON L8P 4W9

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Need Some Help?

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