Triathlon BC has supported KidSport BC for over 4 years, donating partial proceeds from our annual Gala to the provincial Chapter. With 41 community chapters across the province, each run by a volunteer committee that is tasked with generating revenue, increasing awareness, processing applications and distributing funds within their community. A dollar raised in the community stays in the community. Families are asked to apply to their local chapter based on where the child lives and any child who lives outside the catchment of a community chapter applies directly to our provincial office.
The maximum grant available to families varies from chapter to chapter based on the need in the community and the capacity to generate funds. The maximum grant amount ranges from $150 to $500, with most maximum grants set between $300-$400.
KidSport provides funding to local sport organizations who are members of your provincial sport organization, though from time to time, a non-Sport BC member club may receive funding – we ask for your forgiveness as our volunteers do their best to correctly determine member clubs.
KidSport funds registration fees for a season of sport for children 18 years and under. Costs that are not covered inlude camps, lessons, equipment, travel, tournaments, fundraising, uniforms etc. For sports that have multiple sessions in one year (ie: September – December, January – March, April -June or monthly registration payments), families should register and apply for the entire year (September – June or 12 months) to maximize their funding amount as most chapters will allow a child to apply once per calendar year.
What can you do to help spread the KidSport love? We’re glad you asked!
- Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@KidSportBC) and use our hashtag #SoALLKidsCanPlay!
- Choose KidSport as your charity of choice for events, race days, tournaments, socials etc. Individuals and corporations can donate here: kidsportcanada.ca/british-columbia/donation
- Promote and/or participate in our annual Give the Gift of Sport campaign from mid-November to the first week of January
- Check out the KidSport BC website at KidSport.ca/BC
KidSport and Triathlon BC strongly believe in the provincial amateur sport system. In 2016, KidSport BC distributed $1.9 million to 7,700 kids across BC, and we want to grow these numbers for 2017. Help us get more kids off the sideline and into the game!