BC Sport Participation Program: Community Sport Program Development Fund

Status: Closed

Deadline: June 30, 2024

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The Community Sport Program Development Fund is a program of the BC Sport Participation Program (BCSPP), a sport participation funding program which is supported through bilateral contributions from the Province of BC and the Government of Canada and administered through viaSport British Columbia.

The Community Sport Program Development Fund makes community sport more accessible to people of all abilities by providing funding to sport programs delivered by non-profit organizations such as local and provincial sport organizations, municipalities, and Indigenous communities. Grants from the fund are available to isolated rural communities where sport opportunities are fewer, as well as large urban populations where low sport participation exists. Programming may also be offered exclusively to under-represented populations, or to the community as a whole. Programs running primarily between July 1, 2024 and March 31, 2025 are eligible to apply.

What programs are eligible?

Community-based amateur sport programs that consist of organized sport activities are eligible for the Community Sport Program Development Fund. Applicants must demonstrate how their program will lead to new sport participation opportunities, increasing the number of people involved in an organized sport in their community.

For possible uses of funds, please download the full guidelines.

Who can apply?

Applications can only be submitted by registered not-for-profit societies that are:

  • Local Sport Organizations (LSOs) that are affiliated and in good standing of a viaSport Designated Sport Organization
  • Municipalities, Community Centres, Clubs, and Associations that directly deliver organized sport programs in their community
  • Indigenous Bands or Community Associations

Additionally, a viaSport Designated Sport Organization (i.e., accredited, recognized, or affiliated) may only apply in the “Programming for Equity Seeking Groups” category for community level programming.

For more information on viaSport’s Designation Sport Program please visit: https://viasport.ca/accredited-recognized-affiliated-sports-in-bc/