FAQs

Is KidSport a registered charity and can I get a tax receipt for my donation?

I have received funding in the past am I eligible this year?

Who can the adjudicator be?

What expenses are eligible for funding?

What about equipment?

Which sports qualify?

Can more than one child from a family receive a KidSport™ grant?

How often can a child be funded?

If I apply for funding, how soon will I be notified?

Volunteering. I would like to help, do you need volunteers?

Donations. I would like to make a donation, how do I do so and can I get a tax receipt?

How can my company, organization, or group become involved?

Does KidSport™ receive government funding?

What local clubs and organizations provide programs that are eligible for funding?

What determines my eligibility to be assisted?

Are mixed martial arts programs included among eligible sports?

Is school sport eligible for funding?

Is KidSport a registered charity and can I get a tax receipt for my donation?

  • Yes and yes, KidSport Greater Victoria is a chapter of KidSport Canada.
  • KidSport Canada is a registered charity with CRA
  • Registered Charity Number: # 86212 5986 RR0003
  • Tax receipts are provided for donations over $20
      

I have received funding in the past am I eligible this year?

Yes you are, thanks to the generosity of our community we are now able to fund all kids that qualify including those who have had grants in past years. In fact as of the summer of 2013 we are not limiting kids to one season of sport per year, instead we are limiting kids to $400 in sport registration fees per year.  For example, if you were in a sport in the spring of 2014 that only had a registration fee of  $200 then you would be eligible to receive registrations fees of up to $200 for another sport later in 2014. The limit now is $400 in sport registration fees per calendar year.

Who can the adjudicator be?

Any  professional - a lawyer, a teacher, an accountant, social work, family services staff or a school counselor/principal, a doctor or a public health nurse.... but not your child's coach.

What expenses are eligible for funding?

Registration fees for a season of sport that is a minimum of 8 weeks in length in a sport that has a recognized provincial or national sport governing body, up to $400.

The local club at which the child will participate has to be a member in good standing with their provincial or national sport organization.  This requirement is a safeguard that ensures that liability insurance is provided to participants and that qualified coaches are leading the activity.

Camps, travel, uniforms, and fund raising fees are not eligible – just the portion of the fee that is for registration

What about equipment?

KidSport™ does not cover the costs of equipment. There some other organizations that equipment may be available through including; City of Victoria H.E.L.P for hockey equipment and Canadian Tire Jump Start.

Which sports qualify?

Sports that are governed by a provincial sports organization qualify including;  baseball, soccer, hockey, lacrosse, football, swimming, gymnastics, karate, basketball, figure skating, water-polo, track & field, triathlon. Click on this link for a list of all qualifying sports http://sportbc.com/get-involved/all-sports.

Can more than one child from a family receive a KidSport™ grant?

Yes.

How often can a child be funded?

A child can be funded several times a year in multiple sports or seasons, but the maximum amount per calendar year is $400.

For example if your child receives funding for $200 in a sport in the spring of 2014 they would be eligible in the summer or fall for the balance of $200.
  

If I apply for funding, how soon will I be notified?

Within six weeks of receipt of the application, however most sports will allow your child to start play at the beginning of the season should you advise them that you have submitted your application to KidSport™.

Volunteering. I would like to help, do you need volunteers?

Yes we do! Most of our volunteer opportunities are event specific. Go to the How You Can Help page.

Donations. I would like to make a donation, how do I do so and can I get a tax receipt?

That would be awesome! You can mail a cheque to our address. Should your cheque be for more than $20 and you would like a tax receipt your cheque should be payable to KidSport Canada™. In the notes portion of the cheque please write KidSport Victoria. For more donation information go to the Donate Today page.

How can my company, organization, or group become involved?

There are a wide variety of ways for your group to become involved in KidSport™. You can sponsor an event, make a donation, or make KidSport™ the "Charity of Choice" for your group's event. For more information please email us at info@kidsportvictoria.ca.

Does KidSport™ receive government funding?

KidSport™ does not receive direct funding from government. KidSport™ is supported by the BC Lottery Corporation through its Sports Funder suite of tickets and games. KidSport™ is the property of Sport BC, the provincial federation for sport.

What local clubs and organizations provide programs that are eligible for funding?

Over 200 different sport clubs operating in the CRD are eligible for funding by KSGV.  In order to receive funding from KidSport, sport organizations must be members in good standing with their relevant Provincial Sport Organization. Clubs have websites and volunteer registrars that can be contacted for further information.

What determines my eligibility to be assisted?

The number of people in your household and the annual net income from the previous year’s income tax return is the information required within our application form.  Our grant funding priority is to assist lower income families.

The income levels on which we base our funding decisions are consistent with Canada Revenue Agency ranges for low income thresholds. 

Are mixed martial arts programs included among eligible sports?

Only if they are a member in good standing with one of the Provincial Sport Organizations i.e. Judo BC, Karate BC, TaeKwondo and JuJitsu BC.   You can phone the club and ask them this question; there is a space on the grant application form in which this information is requested.

Is school sport eligible for funding?

Yes, school sport is eligible as long as they are members of BC School Sport or their relevant Provincial Sport Organization. However, the eligibility for the grant funding is still determined by the income level of the parent, and the same rules apply around what costs are eligible for coverage (i.e. not uniforms, travel, or fund raising related fees).

 

For other questions you can email us at info@kidsportvictoria.ca.