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

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. 

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
2                         $32,665
3                         $40,158
4                         $48,756
5                         $55,299
6                         $62,367
7                         $69,438

+ 6,893 for each additional person

Application deadlines

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.

Apply Online

Applications not submitted within four months of being created will be deleted from our online system and will not be considered for funding.

Funding Application Form