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Jumpstart Community Development Grant (CDG)

Grants to Canada Qualified Donees for Inclusive and Accessible
Sports and Fitness Programs for Children Aged 4 to 18

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Foundation / Corporation

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Grants to Canada qualified donees to improve access to sport and physical recreation activities for children of all abilities. The Funding Source is committed to helping children between the ages of 4 and 18 overcome financial and accessibility obstacles that prevent them from participating in sport and physical recreation. Funding may cover recreational programming costs including transportation, registration, and equipment. Funding is available for new and existing programs.

Jumpstart can help offset costs under the following 3 categories:
- Registration (coaching fees, facilities rentals, etc.)
- Equipment (applicable to sport)
- Transportation costs (covering costs of a bus to and from program)

CDG Eligible programs are sports or physical recreation programs for kids between the ages of 4 and 18 years meeting the following requirements:
- Run for a minimum total of 5 hours in length
- Consist of at least 5 sessions
- Include a minimum of 25 participants
- Must remove barriers to participation for kids from families in financial need

Jumpstart strives to support quality sports and physical recreational programming by funding programs that align with the Sport for Life Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) Framework. For more information:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185733

Term of Contract:

For the October 1 deadline: Programs start between January 1 and April 30.
For the February 1 deadline: Programs start between May 1 and August 31.
For the May 1 deadline: Programs start between September 1 and December 31.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations that are qualified donees, as classified by Revenue Canada are able to apply for the grant. For more information on qualified donees please visit:

Pre-Application Information:

Grant applications will be available during three application periods in 2019. Applicants must apply for funding during the application period that corresponds with the program dates of their proposed program.

Application period: August 27, 2018 - October 1, 2018
Notification period: Week of December 3, 2018
Eligible program dates: January 1, 2019 - April 30, 2019

Application period: January 1, 2019 - February 1, 2019
Notification period: Week of April 1, 2019
Eligible program dates: May 1, 2019 - August 31, 2019

Application period: March 25, 2019 - May 1, 2019
Notification period: Week of June 24, 2019
Eligible program dates: September 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019

All eligible submissions will be reviewed by a non-conflicted panel review committee made up of Jumpstart employees and community members. All applications will be reviewed and evaluated using a standardized rubric in alignment with Jumpstart’s grant objectives.

Applicants should review the LTAD framework and be able to identify how their proposed programming aligns with the development stages specific to the sport and age of participants.

Funds are disbursed in 3 intervals for approved grants:
- 25% upon acceptance and prior to program start date
- 65% upon submission of child data
- 10% upon submission of final report


Contact Information:

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

Online application portal:

Email contacts:

2180 Yonge Street
P.O. Box 770, Station K
Toronto, ON, M4P 2V8
Telephone: 1-844-YES-PLAY

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Alberta   British Columbia   Manitoba   New Brunswick   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nova Scotia   Nunavut   Ontario   Prince Edward Island   Quebec   Saskatchewan   Yukon