COVID-19 Resources

Funding Information Information


Jumpstart Sport Relief Fund

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on community sports and recreation, increasing the barriers to participation faced by Canada’s most vulnerable children and youth. This is why we are launching the Jumpstart Sport Relief Fund – an $8 million fund that will help sport and recreation organizations continue to deliver programming in 2020 and beyond. 

Learn more here –

Employment Recovery Project – Inclusion Matters

Sport for Social Development in Indigenous Communites (SSDIC)


Funding applications now being accepted for Sport Canada’s Stream Two of the Sport for Social Development in Indigenous Communities (SSDIC) component of the Sport Support Program. This funding program supports Indigenous governments, Indigenous communities and other not-for-profit Indigenous and non-Indigenous delivery organizations to deliver sport for social development projects in Indigenous communities in Canada.

Application deadline is October 16, 2020. For more information, click here.

Victoria Foundation Funding

Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF)
Please fill out this form if your local community foundation has issued its full amount of grants through the ECSF and you would like to be notified if additional funds become available.



She Plays Female Retention Project Grant

Non-profit sport organizations are invited to apply for She Plays, a unique grant based project focused on female retention in sport. Successful applicants will be eligible for up to $7,000 to implement their designed delivery project. 

Organizations eligible to participate must be working with teams or club programming that already actively involve female and female-identified athletes between the ages of 11 and 14.

Learn more here or download the grant guidelines.

‘Give it a Try!’ Grant

BCRPA, with the support of the Government of Canada and in collaboration with the 55+ BC Games Society (BCSGS), is offering grants of $500 to $2,500 to local communities to host “Give it a Try!” Senior’s Games events.

“Give it a Try!” 2020 grants will support one-day events that provide people aged 55 and over the opportunity to sample various sports and activities that are showcased during the 55+ BC Games, due to take place next September in Victoria.

The deadline for grant applications is November 13, 2020 at 4:30pm PST. 
More information can be found here.

LeadForward Grant: Advancing Balanced Representation in Sport 

The LeadForward Grant: Advancing Balanced Representation in Sport aims to strengthen balanced leadership for female coaches, officials or organizational staff throughout B.C. by supporting their training, education, and policy development opportunities.
This grant will fund up to $5,000 to local, multi or provincial sport organizations for training, educational or policy development activities that advance leadership opportunities for female leaders in sport.

Application Deadline: November 12, 2020
More information here

Bob Bearpark Coaching Bursary Awards


The Bob Bearpark Bursary Awards, founded by the Coaches Association of BC and funded by the Bearpark Foundation, supports high-performance coaches, female coaches, aboriginal coaches, coaches of athletes with a disability and coaches with a disability.

Learn more here or download the grant guidelines.