Removing Financial Barriers.
Sometimes, families need financial assistance to get their kids into a sport or physical activity. We’re committed to helping all families access a range of activities, from boxing to bowling and skating to skiing, and more.
To be eligible for funding for one or more children, families must first meet specific financial criteria as per Revenue Canada’s Low-Income Cut-Offs (LICO) chart. Jumpstart uses the furthest column to the right of the chart for eligibility.
Other Funding Requirements
- Children must fall between the ages of 4 – 18 years old.
- Funding is allocated to sustained programs that involve a sport or physical activity.
- Programs should be a minimum of five weeks in duration and include at least one session per week. In the case of sports camps, the program must last at least five consecutive days for consideration.
KidSport Northwest Territories
KidSport Northwest Territories provides fund for all children of low-income homes who wish to play sports.
We help children by providing $300 per eligible child per year to help cover the costs of enrolment so that all kids aged 18 and under can play a season of sport.
KidSport Northwest Territories uses the following eligibility requirements to determine financial eligibility for sport grants.
- Only youth 18 years and younger will be considered for financial support.
- A participant may not receive more than $300 in a calendar year.
- The child’s family must meet the income requirements for the KidSport program.
- Activities eligible for funding are sport registration fees and personal sports equipment. If applying for registration fees, a copy of the completed sport registration form must be submitted with the application form.
- Activities NOT eligible for funding are travel to competitions, camp, clinics, etc.
- If someone applies for personal sports equipment only, they MUST submit proof that they are registered for that sport in their community.
- Applications MUST be supported by an adult endorser; someone other than the parent. The endorser acts as an objective third party who is familiar with the athlete’s family and is in a professional position to assess the social and economic barriers facing the family (i.e. member of the clergy, law enforcement officer, principal or vice-principal, teacher, counselor, family services or social worker).
If you are unsure of your eligibility to receive a grant, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org