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Active Girls Grant

Grants to British Columbia Athletes, Recreation Departments,
Schools, and Nonprofits to Encourage Girls Athletics

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KidSport Greater Victoria - Active Girls Committee

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Grants of $250, $500, and $1,000 to British Columbia athletes, schools, municipal recreation departments, and nonprofit societies to encourage girls to participate in sports activities. Funding is intended for costs related to and to increase access to sports and physical activities for female athletes. Three grant types are available: two types of grants to female athletes themselves and one type of grant to assist and expand sports and physical activity programs for girls. Applicants must be in Greater Victoria.

Proud to Play like a Girl and Performance Development Grants

  • Proud to Play Like a Girl grants support girls in the early stages of participation in a sport or a physical activity pursuit (e.g., dance, yoga).
  • The $500 award is intended for girls who are pursuing ongoing (at least 3+ years consecutive years) and high-level performance development (3 x/week or more) in sport OR a physical activity pursuit (e.g., dance, yoga).
  • Grant monies should be spent to help cover costs related to attend a training clinic, camp or other form of athletic training, as well as travel, equipment, coaching fees, or program registration fees.
  • Priority is given to applicants who demonstrate the financial need and who require support to address other barriers to their participation. KidSport will also consider an applicant’s experience with leadership, teamwork and fair play. Priority will be given to those who have not received previous Active Girls grants.

Play it Forward Organization Grant

  • The Play it Forward Grant is intended to increase access and opportunities for girls aged 5 – 18 to participate in physical activity,
    sport, recreation and fitness programs.
  • Please note: priority may be given to organizations who have not received an award in the previous 2 years.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 161053

Estimated Size of Grant:

Proud to Play Like a Girl Grant - $250
Performance Development - $500
Play it Forward Grant - $1,000

Term of Contract:

Play it Forward Grant is to be spent by May 1, 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

For Individual Grants:
-Females aged 10-18 years living in the Capital Regional District are eligible for the awards inclusive of able-bodied, para and special athletes.
-Award cheque will be payable to the recipient’s parent or guardian.
-Funding related to equipment, volunteering, fundraising or travel is not covered.

Play it Forward: municipal recreation departments, schools, and registered nonprofit societies may apply.

Pre-Application Information:

Spring applications are now being accepted. Please submit by May 1, 2020. Applicants will be notified by June 1, 2020.

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

Application for individual grants:


Once the application form is completed, it may be sent to KidSport Greater Victoria by email to or by mail to KidSport Greater Victoria, Box 345, 185 - 911 Yates St. Victoria, BC. V8V 4Y9.

Grant Coverage Areas:

Greater Victoria

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: British Columbia

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