COVID-19 Resources

Funding Information Information


Lisa Huus Bursary

Each year the Huus Family, in partnership with Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island (formerly Queen Alexandra Foundation for Children) and generous donors, award bursaries to support the education of students with disabilities.  

The purpose of the fund is to provide bursaries, in the range of $500 – $5,000 annually per recipient, to assist persons with disabilities to undertake or continue their post-secondary education at an accredited post-secondary institution in British Columbia. Bursaries may be used for items such as tuition fees, textbooks, equipment, transportation, residence and support worker costs.

The bursary was established in 1988 by the family of Lisa Pauline Huus, a sociology student at the University of Victoria. “Lisa fought for her rights to go to university and be treated just like any other student,” says her mother Annie Huus. “We established this fund so that students with physical challenges like Lisa can access much needed financial support to pursue their educational dreams.”
If you know an individual with a disability, who is looking to begin or continue their post-secondary education and could benefit from financial support, we encourage you to share this information with them. Please visit for more information on the story behind the Lisa Huus Bursary, eligibility requirements and the application process. Applications will open March 31, 2021. Additionally, you can email bursaries@islandkidsfirst.comor call 250-940-4950 to speak to one of our staff about this opportunity. 
The deadline for applications is May 31, 2021

Local Sport Relief Fund

The Local Sport Relief Fund is accepting applications from non-profit local and community sport organizations in B.C. until April 30.
If your organization is in need of financial relief, this one-time grant aimed at the recovery of amateur sport can help cover operational costs and help organizations weather the effects of the pandemic.
CLICK HERE for more 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 –

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.

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.