Provincial Fund

KidSport Ontario

PROVINCIAL FUND

If your community doesn’t have a local chapter yet, don’t worry! You can still apply for a KidSport grant through the Provincial Fund.

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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 Ontario provides grants of up to $250 per eligible kid, per year (January 1st – December 31st) towards sport registration fees.

If the child needs equipment, we will make a referral to a partner agency. Grants are intended to be used for sport registration fees; travel and competitions are not eligible for funding.

Eligibility Requirements

KidSport Ontario reviews the financial barriers faced by the child’s family when determining eligibility for grants provided through the Provincial Fund.

NOTE: In addition to the documentation required, KidSport Ontario 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 (PSO) has publically released a Return-To-Play procedure that member organizations must follow
  4. That the sport group has a publically posted Return-to-Play procedure 

If you are unsure of your eligibility to receive a grant, please reach out to ontario@kidsportcanada.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.
  2. Click here to find your local KidSport Ontario, or see if you are covered by 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. 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 or e-mail:

PO Box 93004 Headon RPO
Burlington, Ontario
L7M 4A3

Email: ontario@kidsportcanada.ca

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Or, send us a paper application:

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Need Some Help?

We’re always happy to answer your questions – please send an email with your question to ontrio@kidsportcanada.ca

The deadline is August 1, 2022 for all programs taking place between September – December 2022

The deadline is December 1, 2022 for all programs taking place between January- March 31, 2023

COMMON Questions

How does KidSport help? Expand

KidSport Ontario gives grants to families to help remove financial barriers to sport. Since 1993, we have helped nearly 1 million kids off the sidelines and into a season of sport!

What does a KidSport grant cover? Expand

KidSport grants cover the cost of sport registration fees for qualified families. Grants are intended to remove financial barriers to sport programs, and cannot be applied to transportation or tournament fees.

What sports are eligible? Expand

KidSport Ontario supports participation in over 80 sports. Eligible organized sport programs and clubs must be affiliated with the provincial sport organization/body and be a minimum of eight (8) weeks in duration. If you would like to verify if a sport program/club qualifies for funding please contact the provincial office.

What communities do we serve? Expand

KidSport Ontario has 18 chapters, each serving their local community. Communities that do not yet have a KidSport chapter are covered by the KidSport Ontario Provincial Fund. Not sure where to apply? Click the drop-down menu at the top of the screen to see a list of our chapters.

When is the deadline to apply? Expand

You must register your kid in a sports program prior to applying for KidSport funding. Each program is different, but many do require that KidSport funding be received prior to the program’s start date. You should apply for a KidSport grant as soon as possible after your kid has been registered, as it can sometimes take up to 30 days for applications to be processed.

For programs running between September 1, 2021 and November 30, 2021, the deadline for application is July 31, 2021.

KidSport grants cannot be applied to programs that have already ended.

How will I know if the application has been approved? Expand

If you have applied online, you will be sent an automatic, system-generated email with your approval information.

If you have applied offline (through an emailed PDF form or through a printed form), you must include your email address in order to receive confirmation of your approval.

How do I demonstrate financial eligibility? Expand

We strongly recommend this option, as it is free, and the fastest way to obtain your statement. You may also request your statement by mail.

  • 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)

What if the child lives outside of the area we cover? Expand

If your family lives outside of the area we cover, you can apply to the KidSport Provincial Fund. The provincial fund works like a big chapter, and covers all communities that do not already have a KidSport chapter.

Is my information kept private and confidential? Expand

Yes, all your personal information will be stored securely and destroyed once appropriate. Our online application system is secure and trustworthy. KidSport and our partners will never sell or share your personal data.