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Soccer Grants: Soccer Funding Sources in Canada

May 12 2020

Our list of funding sources for both Individuals and Soccer Clubs.

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Team funding is something we do a lot at FlipGive, but it’s not just us. There are lots of amazing groups and companies trying to keep soccer affordable. Here is a list of other sources of Soccer Funding in Canada. (Click here for our full list of team funding sources)

KidSport Assistance

https://www.kidsportcanada.ca/apply-for-assistance/

Kidsport, with chapters in each province, provides a subsidy for registration fees up to $300, depending on your area.

 

Every Child Deserves An Opportunity

https://www.theiropportunity.com/apply/

Their opportunity offers a financial barriers program, with a 'Pay it forward' element for recipients - who do volunteer work within three months of receiving their funds.

 

JumpStart

https://jumpstart.canadiantire.ca/

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 soccer. 

 

WISE Fund

https://womenandsport.ca/resources/wise-fund/

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

 

S'cool Life Fund

https://www.scoollifefund.ca/index2.php?id=3

Amount: up to $3000

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

 

CRPA Community Grants Initiative

https://womenandgirlsinrecsport.ca/community-grants-2/

A support program for community initiatives that promote gender equity in sport. Can provide support for programs, events, practices, and more.

 

MLSE Community Grant (Ontario)

http://mlseteamupfoundation.org/giving/

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

MLSE offers Non-profits funding to encourage physical activity.

 

Free to Grow (Ontario)

https://freetogrow.childrensfoundation.org/

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

 

Gil Read Memorial Foundation (Ottawa)

https://gilreadmemorial.com/about

Amount: $500

The Gil Read Foundation provides grants to amateur players in Ottawa, with a preference to house league or intro programs.

 

Sport Central - Get Equipment (Alberta)

https://sportcentral.org/get-equipment/families/

Equipment

SportCentral provides equipment to those referred by partner agencies (details on site). Some Alberta assistance programs automatically qualify you for this program without a referral - see site for details.

 

I don’t think we need to mention, if you’re already signed up for it, there’s always FlipGive – the best way to fund your team with the shopping you’re already doing. You can sign up your team or your entire association to start earning today.

 

Are we missing something from our list? E-mail Adam at [email protected] and let us know!

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