Active Girls

The Active Girls Committee of KidSport Greater Victoria knows that being active is important for girls’ healthy development. Statistically almost twice as many boys than girls apply for grants with KidSport. With that in mind, we work specifically to ensure that girls have equal opportunity to participate in sports and physical activities. Each year, we raise and distribute funds locally through special projects and through grants for girls.



Guidelines and Criteria
·      Females aged 10-18 years living in the CRD are eligible for the award; able-bodied and persons living with a disability.
·      Priority will be given to those who have not received an award in the previous 2 years.
·      Awards may be used to support ongoing performance development in three categories:

1. Play like a Girl leadership awards for girls 10-14 ($250 each).  In the application, nominees must demonstrate a sustained sport or physical activity experience (e.g., at least one year led by a qualified coach or instructor).


2. Play like a Girl leadership awards for girls 15-18 ($250 each). In the application, nominees must demonstrate a sustained sport or physical activity experience (e.g., at least one year led by a qualified coach or instructor).


3. Performance Development in sport or physical activity for girls 10 -18 ($500).  In the application, nominees must demonstrate a sustained sport or physical activity experience (e.g., at least 3 years led by a qualified coach or instructor).

·      Grant monies should be spent to help cover costs related to their continuing involvement such as travel, equipment, coaching fees, or program registration fees.
·      Duration of the award is one year.
·      Recipients will be notified no later than November 1st.
·      All applications must be submitted electronically by October 1st. 

Applications are now being accepted for the fall grants. Please visit this link to apply:

Please contact activegirls@kidsportvictoria.ca with any questions.