Apply for Assistance

To apply for a KidSport grant please review the eligibility requirements below then scroll to the bottom of the page to learn how to apply:

What are the 2017 KidSport Income Cut-offs?

To be eligible for our program your total income (line 150) has to below the income cut-offs listed below. In order to verify these cut-offs we require either a 2015 Tax Year Notice of Assessment, a 2015 Tax Summary or an endorsement from the Department of Community Services. We cannot accept T4's, T1 General Forms, GST/Child Tax benefit forms, Workers Compensation statements or paystubs. 

  • 2 persons - $31,061
  • 3 persons - $38,185
  • 4 persons - $46,362
  • 5 persons - $52,583
  • 6 persons - $59,304
  • 7 persons or more - $66,027

*If you are unsure, please contact your local KidSport Chapter or Provincial Office for more information.

How much can I apply for?

Families can apply for up to $300 per child, per calendar year (January 1 - December 31st) to help offset the cost of organized sport registration and equipment. If you are requesting funds only for equipment the grant cannot exceed $200 per child.

What is the age limit?

To be eligible to receive funding, the child must be 18 years or younger by the application deadline date they are applying for.

How long does it take for payment to be sent out?

Applications can take up to 4 weeks to process from the noted deadline date.

 What sport programs can I apply for?

Since the KidSport program is administered by Sport Nova Scotia, grants are awarded to Provincial Sport Organizations and their eligible programs. Grants will be given out to sustained programs offered by Community Sport Organizations who hold membership with their respective Provincial Sport Organization. To see what sports are eligible to receive funding please visit www.sportnovascotia.ca and click "Find A Sport"

How do I apply for assistance?

To apply using our online application system please click on the blue "Apply Online" button below. If you would like to download an application form you can do so by visiting your local Chapter's by clicking HERE and selecting your region.

Please note the application deadline dates for 2017: January 3rd, March 1st, May 1st, July 4th, September 1st, October 2nd (new) & November 1st. Application status updates will be provided within 4 weeks from the noted deadlines.