Indigenous Youth Sport Legacy Fund

Status: Upcoming

Deadline: May 31, 2024

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The Aboriginal (now Indigenous) Youth Sport Legacy Fund was created to assist amateur athletes of Indigenous ancestry, including athletes with a disability or disabilities, in their pursuit of excellence in sport. The grant seeks to relieve some of the financial costs associated with high performance sport, including registration, travel, equipment, and coaching expenses. Grants are awarded to athletes competing in any sport, with priority given to athletes participating on provincial teams, national teams, and/or in any regional, provincial, or national tournaments and competitions featuring Indigenous participants (i.e. North American Indigenous Games, All Native Basketball Tournament).

Who can apply?

  • A Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada
  • Of Indigenous ancestry
  • Between 13 and 30 years of age at the time of application
  • Currently living and training in B.C. (exceptions may be made in cases where an applicant is required to reside elsewhere for training purposes)
  • For expenses taking place between April 1, 2024 and March 31, 2025
  • Able to demonstrate a strong history of participation in amateur sport and a demonstrated potential to achieve provincial level (or higher) performance results