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Hockey Grants: Hockey Funding Sources in Canada

May 12 2020

FlipGive is a free team funding app that makes raising money a breeze. Teams earn cash back for buying the things they already need. Get paid whenever you shop, dine out, book hotels or activities.

At FlipGive, we’ve been around the block when it comes to team funding. There are lots of amazing groups and companies trying to keep hockey affordable. Here is a list of other sources of Hockey Funding in Canada. (Click here for our full list of team funding sources)

Kruger's Big Assist


Nominate your association for one of 15 x $10,000 Kruger donations.

Rogers GetDrafted


Rebate of $150 towards league registration fees for Canadian players.


Dodge Caravan Kids


Individual: $500 + $500 bonus contest 

Association: $5,000
Dodge Caravan Kids provides $500 in funding to Novice-level individuals who are enrolled. There is also association funding available, and other benefits to enrollment.



Individual: The Individual Child grant application opens in January and closes when the funds have been depleted for the year.
Community: Applications can be submitted within one of three application periods for 2020.

Application periods: 

August 26, 2019 –October 1, 2019; December 30, 2019-February 1, 2020; March 23, 2020 – May 1, 2020
Para Sport: Applications must be submitted before March 15, 2020, with eligible programs running between September 1, 2020, and August 31, 2021.
Accesibility Grants: Applications must be submitted between December 1, 2019 and February 12, 2020 (11:59 p.m. EST).

Individual: $300/activity up to $600 annually.
Communities: Covers registration, equipment, transportation)
Para Sport: Covers registration, equipment, transportation)
Accesibility Grants: projects valued up to $500,000

Jumpstart provides various individual and community programs across many sports, including hockey.



Grindstone offers player sponsorship for Female hockey players across Canada.

KidSport Grant Program


KidSport provides individual funding at a chapter level - find your local chapter to apply.

Pat Quinn Scholarship


Covers tuition costs up to $5000 for student athletes.

NHLPA Goals & Dreams


Amount: $2000
The Players' Charitable initiative provides equipment (and sometimes celebrity visits!) to hockey programs in North America.

Daryl K. Seaman Canadian Hockey Fund


Deadline: November 12
The Daryl K. Seaman Hockey fund is a Canada wide fund to support amateur ice hockey in Canada.

ScotiaBank Hockey Fund Sponsorship

The Scotiabank hockey Fund supports events focused on kids' community hockey teams, leagues, or associations. Details on how to apply in-branch are linked.

Esso Medals

Medals, Certificates, and Discounts
Esso provides some player medals, certificates, and Esso Discount Cards to teams.



Canadian Women & Sport offers the WISE fund to organizations encouraging female sport.


S'cool Life Fund


Amount: up to $3000

S'cool Life Fund supports Sports program (among other things) to registered charities, focusing on educational settings.

Their Opportunity (Galgary, Durham, GTA, Ottawa)

Their opportunity offers a financial barriers program, with a 'Pay it forward' element for recipients - who do volunteer work after recieving funds.

Free-to-Grow (Ontario)


Free to Grow Guelph-Wellington offers individual grants to offset the cost of sport.


MLSE Community Grant (Ontario)


Amount: from $20,000-$50,000

MLSE offers Non-profits funding to encourage physical activity.

ViaSport Grants (BC)


A listing of multi-sport grants for inidivudals, teams, coaches, and more.

EKEC Grant (Alberta)


Deadline:October 31, January 31, April 30 and July 31
Amount: Max $5,000/year
EKEC supports grassroots minor hockey initiatives to help ensure all kids have a chance to participate in a hockey program.

Grassroots Hockey Grant (Manitoba)


Deadline: 30 days before initiative
Amount: Max $2000
Hockey Manitoba supports minor hockey associations and regional development and recruitment initiatives.

Goaltender Development Grant (Manitoba)


Deadline: 30 days before initiative
Amount: Max $1000
Hockey Manitoba offers a goalie-specific grant program for male and female goaltenders.

Lace 'Em Up  (British Colombia)


Lace 'em up is designed to encourage registration in local minor hockey associations by focusing on the new or first-time participant, aged 6 – 12 years. These participants will be put through a tailored early learners program.


Of course, if you’re not on it already, there’s always FlipGive – the easiest way to fund your team from the shopping you’re already doing. You can sign up your team or your entire association to start earning today.


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