The Community Sport Program Development Fund makes community sport more accessible to people of all abilities by providing funding to sport programs delivered by non-profit organizations such as local and provincial sport organizations, municipalities, and Indigenous communities. Grants from the fund are available to isolated rural communities where sport opportunities are fewer, as well as large urban populations where low sport participation exists. Programming may also be offered exclusively to under-represented populations, or to the community as a whole.
The goal of the Community Sport Program Development fund is to make community sport in British Columbia more accessible by reducing barriers to participation. From isolated rural communities to large urban populations where low sport participation exists, this fund provides financial support to non-profit organizations that offer programs to equity-seeking groups* and/or the general population, in an effort to increase sport participation opportunities.
* Equity-seeking groups are those facing barriers to equal access opportunities and resources in sport, including (but not limited to): people with disabilities, lower-income families, Indigenous peoples, immigrants and new Canadians, 55+ adults, and girls, women, and non-binary genders.
Community-based amateur sport programs that consist of organized sport activities are eligible for the Community Sport Program Development Fund. Applicants must demonstrate how their program will lead to new sport participation opportunities, increasing the number of people involved in an organized sport in their community.
Possible use of funds for projects may include (but are not limited to):
Estimated Total Program Funding: