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Grants to British Columbia Nonprofit Sports Clubs, Municipalities,
and Indigenous Bands to Promote Participation in Sports

BC Sport Participation Program (BCSPP): Community Sport Program Development (CSPD) Fund

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Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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viaSport British Columbia

Deadline Date:

07/25/22 11:59 PM PST Receipt


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Grants of up to $3,000 to British Columbia nonprofit organizations, municipalities, community centers, Indigenous bands, community associations, and provincial sports organizations to promote community engagement in sports. Funding is intended for development opportunities, training, and equipment for new and expanded programs. The Community Sport Program Development Fund makes community sport more accessible to people of all abilities. Selected projects must lead directly to new sports participation in communities.

Grants from the fund are available to isolated rural communities where sports opportunities are fewer, as well as large urban populations where low sports participation exists. Programming may also be offered exclusively to under-represented populations, or to the community as a whole.

The goal of the funding is to support clubs and organizations in developing opportunities leading to ongoing sports participation, and activities such as training coaches, instructors and officials, purchasing or refurbishing equipment, or offering/adapting sports opportunities and programs to meet the needs of under-represented populations. Grants for under-represented Groups are intended to support individuals who face barriers to participating in sports. 

Organizations serving underrepresented groups, including women and girls, persons with disabilities (congenital, acquired, visible, invisible, physical, intellectual, cognitive, and sensory), those identifying as LGBTQI2S, marginalized youth, Indigenous People, socio-economically disadvantaged, newcomers to Canada, those living in rural, remote, and isolated regions, and older adults, are encouraged to apply.

Possible use of funds for projects may include (but are not limited to):

  • A program that needs specific equipment or coach training to become established and increase participant numbers
  • A club that wants to start a new youth or seniors’ division
  • A club that wants to introduce their sport to local schools
  • A single sport that wants to expand into a multi-sport/season club
  • Other program development that will increase club capacity

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 154906

Estimated Size of Grant:

Eligible applicants are invited to apply for funding of up to $3,000.

Term of Contract:

Programs running primarily between July 1, 2022, and March 31, 2023, are eligible to apply.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants:
- Not-for-profit clubs and associations that directly deliver organized sport programs in their community
- Municipalities or Community Centers
- Indigenous bands or community associations
- Provincial Sport Organizations (only in the Programming for under-represented Groups category for community level programming)

Funding requests for the following types of activities are not eligible:
- Programs that provide services solely to an organization’s existing membership
- Tournament, competition, and athlete travel fees
- General operating expenses (staff salaries, office rent, regular promotional or marketing activities)
- Activities not open to the general public
- Capital expenditures (renovation, construction, computer equipment)
- Deficits incurred from past activities
- Prizes or awards
- Re-granting programs
- Political or religious activities

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be received by 11:59 PM PST on July 25, 2022.

Only one application per organization will be accepted.


Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Grants at viaSport
Phone: 778 654 7542

409 Granville Street, Suite 1351
Vancouver, B.C. V6C 1T2

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