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

Grants to British Columbia Nonprofit Sport Clubs, Municipalities,
and Aboriginal Bands to Support Participation in Sport

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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viaSport British Columbia

Deadline Date:

10/10/19 11:59 PM PST


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Grants of up to $3,000 to British Columbia nonprofit organizations, municipalities, community centers, aboriginal bands, community associations, and provincial sports organizations to support participation in sport. Funding is intended for development opportunities, training, and equipment for new and expanding programs.

Grants from the fund are available to isolated rural communities where sport opportunities are fewer, as well as large urban populations where low sport participation exists. Programming may also be offered exclusively to under-represented populations, or to the community as a whole. There are two grant streams - Programming for General Population and Programming for Under-represented Groups.

The goal of the funding is to support clubs and organizations in developing opportunities leading to ongoing sport participation, and to activities such as training coaches, instructors and officials, purchasing or refurbishing equipment, or offering/adapting sport 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 sport. 

Those from 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.

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 must run primarily between December 1, 2019, and March 31, 2020. Any project funds not spent on eligible project expenses by March 31, 2020 must be returned to viaSport. An extension to spend funding past March 31, 2020 may be considered if submitted to viaSport in writing by March 15, 2020. While the program you develop is expected to be ongoing, at the minimum, an element of a program must be completed by March 31, 2020 and reported on by April 30, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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

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 will be accepted until 11:59 PM PST on Thursday, October 10, 2019.

Applications will be processed wthin 3 to 5 weeks of the grant deadline.

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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Geographic Focus:

Canada: British Columbia