Apply for Assistance
We are excited to announce that with the return of organized sport, KidSport will begin to process and approve applications for funding. We will only be approving applications involving the sports that have had their Return to Play plans reviewed and accepted by the Province of Manitoba at this time, please see below for current eligible sports for funding.
Sports & Return to Play
As of July 9th, the following sports Return to Play plans have been cleared by the Province of Manitoba:
10-Pin Bowling, 5-Pin Bowling, Archery, Artistic Gymnastics, Artistic Swim, Athletics, Basketball, Badminton, Ball Hockey, Baseball, Beach Volleyball, Bowls (Lawn Bowling), Cheerleading, Cricket, Curling, Cycling, Disc Sport, Diving, Fencing, Figure Skating, Flag Football, Freestyle Ski, Golf, Horse Council, Judo, Karate, Orienteering, Paddling, Racquetball, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Rifle, Rowing, Rugby, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Speed Skating, Squash, Swim, Table Tennis, Tennis, Triathlon, Volleyball, Water Polo, Water Ski, Wrestling.
Sports reviewed and accepted for Return to Play will be updated weekly.
NEW: If your family's financial situation has been impacted due to COVID-19, please submit your most recent Notice of Assessment (2018 or 2019) as well as verification that you have applied to, and received any of the following:
Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)
Employment Insurance Benefits
Income Assistance or Indigenous Social Assistance
Temporary Wage Top-Up (Low Income Essential Workers)
Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB)
KidSport Manitoba raises funds through corporate donations, foundation grants, planned giving, and special events. Funds raised help offset the cost of participant registration fees for community based sport programs. Funding is administered by Sport Manitoba's Offices.
KidSport Manitoba is limited by the funds we are able to raise, therefore we want to ensure we assist those most in need. Applications are accepted for children 18 and under, who are lacking the financial resources to participate in sport. Based on demonstrated need, the assistance of up to $300 per individual is available to children ages 18 and under to help offset the cost of registration fees. Clubs eligible for Kidsport funding must be active members of their Provincial Sport Organizations (PSO). If you are not sure if the club you want to apply for is a member of thier respective PSO, we recommend contacting them to find out. You can find a list of all the Provincial Sport Organizations on the Sport Manitoba website here.
Grants provide financial support for:
- community programs and/or
- registration or membership fees
Grants from KidSport Manitoba do not cover:
- Equipment fees
Please note that KidSport Manitoba does not distribute equipment within our program, nor does the program accept equipment donations.
In Winnipeg, house league hockey (Timbits – A1, A2, A3) is not funded through KidSport. Those looking for funding for these leagues can apply through the General Council of Winnipeg Community Centres (GCWCC) by clicking here. Those looking for funding assistance at the AA or AAA levels are eligible for KidSport support. Please click below to apply.
KidSport uses the Statistics Canada Low Income Cut-off guidelines as a tool to determine which families are eligible for assistance. Exceptions may occur for unique circumstances, but in most cases applications will not be considered if your household gross income is higher than shown in the chart below.
Low-Income Cut-off Guidelines
Family Size Maximum Household Gross Income
+ 6,893 for each additional person
The application deadline for all regions is the 15th - or the last working day prior to the 15th of every month by 4:30 pm . Applications must be complete, including all required financial information to be considered for funding.
Incomplete applications will be considered at the next intake, if the application is carried over one month and is still not complete by the next deadline, it will get declined.
Please see the below application deadline dates for 2020:
January 15th July 15th
February 14th August 14
March 13th * September 15th
April 15th * October 15th
May 15th November 13th
June 15th December 15th
* Please see statement at the top of the page
Applications not submitted within four months of being created will be deleted from our online system and will not be considered for funding.