When families need a little financial boost to get kids involved in gymnastics, the following organizations may be able to offer financial assistance. Please see individual program websites to see if you may be eligible.
KidSport is a community-based sport-funding program that provides grants for children 18 and under to participate in a sports season of their choice. There are 40 community chapters in BC and over 175 chapters across Canada.
With help from dedicated corporate partners, KidSport works to fulfill its mission of eliminating the financial barriers to sports participation, ‘So ALL Kids Can Play!’ More information
Jumpstart helps kids between the ages of 4 to 18 by assisting with the costs associated with registration, equipment and/or transportation for sports and physical activity programming.
Applications for assistance can typically be submitted from January 15 to November 1, (varies by chapter) with the goal to be equitably distributed over Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter activities. The funding is distributed with a focus on maximizing the cost and length of participation per activity per child. More information
Athletics for Kids (A4K)
A4K’s overarching goal is to be there to assist any B.C. child in their dream of playing amateur sports. In other words, we want all kids to have the opportunity to play.
The support of A4K is available province-wide for children ages 5 to 18 who are currently enrolled in school. Basic registration fees are paid for a multitude of approved sports, up to an annual maximum of $600 per child. More information
Autism Funding (MCFD)
The Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) is a department of the B.C. government that provides funding and support to children with ASD. The autism funding program provides funding to families for the purchase of autism intervention services. Specialized therapeutic activities and camps designed to address your child’s ASD may be covered. More information
If your child is homeschooled they may be eligible to receive funding from their homeschool program. Please check with your child's program directly.