viaSport is unable to provide monetary sponsorship for individuals or events beyond the funding distributed through our grant and funding programs. Check to see if your organization is eligible to apply for our Hosting BC event grant.
We do our best to review applications in a timely manner. Once reviewed, every applicant should expect an email response outlining the status of their application.
- Visit the viaSport grants page and click on the grant you would like to apply for after navigating through ‘Active’, ‘Processing’ and ‘Upcoming’ filters.
- Read through the brief introduction and basic eligibility requirements posted on each grant page. For more in-depth eligibility, navigate to the blue ‘Guidelines and Reporting’ box to download the grant’s guidelines. If you are eligible for a grant, click on the green Apply Now button located beside the grant you wish to apply for on the grants page.
- Follow the specific instructions provided on the application form and upload all appropriate documentation.
- After you submit, a confirmation number will appear on your screen. Save that number and wait to receive your confirmation email.
- Note: If you do not receive a confirmation email within 24 hours, notify our grants team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your confirmation number.
- Wait for follow up from the viaSport grants staff on the status of your application
viaSport will transfer funds electronically to your organization through direct deposit. Applicants are asked to provide banking information before submitting. If banking information is not available during the time of application, please email email@example.com for alternative options.
A large majority of the grants and funding programs administered by viaSport are financially supported by the Province of BC. If a grant is supported by a private organization or legacy fund, the source of the funding will be listed on the specific grant page.
viaSport administers one event-based grant, Hosting BC, which does not support community events. To find out if your event is eligible to apply for Hosting BC funding, please read the Hosting BC grant guidelines on the individual page. For further advice, please read through the Hosting BC Grant Guidelines PDF.
Eligible applications are evaluated by a review panel consisting of 4 – 5 specialists in the related sport field. In most cases, viaSport is not a voting panelist but instead administers the meeting. The panel bases its recommendations on the eligibility and assessment criteria described in the grant guidelines, within the context of the applicant’s organization, community that is applying, and regional needs.
Current and upcoming intake dates/deadlines are listed beside each grant on in our Grants section. Please use the filters to navigate through ‘Active’, ‘Processing’ and ‘Upcoming’ grants for specific dates.
viaSport does not administer any grants that support capital expenditures.
Other organizations that may provide funding include:
- Community Gaming grants
- Your local municipality
The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP), launched in 1974 and delivered in partnership with the government of Canada, provincial/territorial governments and national/provincial/territorial sport organizations, gives coaches the confidence to succeed. NCCP workshops are designed for all types of coaches. Whether you’re thinking about coaching your child’s community team or you’re already the head coach of a national team, the NCCP has workshops to meet your needs.
- Go to the Coaching Association of Canada website, scroll over My Locker in the top right hand corner, then select profile.
- Log into the Locker using your NCCP# and password.
If you don’t remember your NCCP#, select ‘lookup my NCCP#’
If you don’t remember your password, select ‘retrieve my password’
If you have changed your email address since you registered for an NCCP number email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
After taking the Make Ethical Decisions module, login to The Locker using your NCCP# and select “eLearning” to take the Online Evaluation. If you choose to proceed directly to the evaluation without taking the training, please note a fee of $85 will apply and you will only be given 2 attempts at passing the evaluation.
Yes. Previously the BC Sport Agency, our organization was rebranded as viaSport on September 20, 2012.
The NCCP Home Study Program is designed for coaches unable to attend an in-class course due to location, work or coaching schedule. The 6 competition introduction and 6 competition development modules are offered through the home study program.
Once registering you will receive an e-mail with instructions to download the electronic coach workbook as well as the name and contact information for an accredited NCCP Learning Facilitator that has been assigned as your tutor. You will then complete a series of exercises in the workbook and submit it by email for marking to your assigned Learning Facilitator.
The length of time to complete a home study course varies by module and your individual learning style. The format relies heavily on self-directed learning and the number of hours may be more than what is required of coaches attending an in-class course. Coaches must complete their course workbook within the 3 month deadline.
For more information please check out the course formats we offer.
Athletes, guardians, and coaches should be aware of how to recognize and report concussion symptoms. We have created concussion management resources and toolkits that can help you be more proactive with concussion management through prevention, responding, reporting, and recovery, so athletes can return to their sport:
Additionally, the Making Head Way Concussion eLearning Series are sport-specific and general sport Professional Development modules that cover: What to do to prevent concussions, how to recognize the signs and symptoms of a concussion, what to do when you suspect an athlete has a concussion and how to ensure athletes return to play safely.
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