Apply for Assistance
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 Regional 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.
Grants provide financial support for:
- community programs
- registration or membership fees, and/or
- necessary equipment.
Our volunteers use 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
The application deadline for all regions is the 15th of every month - or the last working day prior to the 15th. Applications must be complete, including all required financial information and confirmation by a sport organization, to be considered for funding.
If you are applying online, KidSport must receive email confirmation of registration from the sport organization on or before the 15th. Please factor in the additional time required for confirmation when submitting your application.
Incomplete applications will be considered at the next intake.
Based on demonstrated need, assistance of up to $300 per individual is available to children ages 18 and under to help offset the cost of registration fees. Provincial Sport Organizations must recognize planned activities.
Applications not submitted within four months of being created will be deleted from our online system and will not be considered for funding.
Application Forms for Funding and Equipment
Based on demonstrated need, equipment is available to eligible KidSport applicants who have been identified by their Provincial Sport Organizations. Our equipment program is administered and delivered with our partner, the Manitoba Aboriginal Sport & Recreation Council (MASRC).