Financial Assistance

Several organizations can provide financial assistance for families in need to cover registration costs. Please see the links below for more information about these programs.

Who we fund is simple: kids. Kids who want to get active. Kids who want to learn a new sport or activity. Kids who want to keep up with a sport or activity they already enjoy. But these kids just need a little extra financial help to get their name on the roster.

Kids aged 4 to 18 from families in financial need can receive funding to help with registration fees, equipment and/or transportation.

KidSport™ Ottawa currently offers three types of grant programs:

  1. funding for sport registration fees and/or equipment;
  2. donated sport team placements; and,
  3. donated sport camp placements.

To date KidSport™ Ottawa has helped over 700 children and youth from low-income families participate in sport.

The Champions Fund awards grants to deserving female athletes, teams, or organizations, providing the financial support needed to pursue their athletic goals. Anyone from Canada’s female athletic community aged 13 and older can apply, or apply on behalf of their team, tournament, camp or program.

Their Opportunity exists to provide low-income families with the means to enroll their children in local sports programs. Our hope is that by alleviating the financial costs of enrollment fees, children can develop the confidence, social skills and healthy lifestyle attainable through sport.

Gil Read Memorial Foundation

The Gil Read Memorial Foundation’s program is set up to promote, foster and increase access to amateur sport through the provisions of financial assistance and support to children ages 5 to 18 who might not otherwise be able to participate in amateur sport due to the associated costs.