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COVID-19 and KidSport: Please read before applying.

With the ever-evolving COVID-19 situation causing uncertainty for all Canadian citizens throughout the country, KidSport is committed to assisting families as best we can during these unprecedented times. Provincial/Local KidSport Chapters may still be accepting and reviewing submitted applications at this time, however, with the uncertainty around the commencement and resumption of summer sports leagues and how long those sport seasons will be, KidSport may not be issuing cheques to sport clubs on behalf of families until sport resumes. In the meantime, we encourage all children to find ways to keep working on your sport skills and physical fitness at home so that you will be ready to hit the playing field when sport returns. 


IMPORTANT: KIDSPORT APPLICATION GUIDELINES HAVE BEEN UPDATED (June, 2020)


What are the KidSport Income Cut-offs for 2020?

To be eligible for our program your total family income (line 150) has to below the income cut-offs listed below.

To verify the cut-offs we require a 2019 tax year Notice of Assessment, an endorsement from the Department of Community Services or Indigenous Social Assistance. Your total family income must be less than the cut-offs listed for your family size:

  • 2 person family - $32,899
  • 3 person family - $40,455
  • 4 person family - $49,106
  • 5 person family - $55,695
  • 6 person family - $62,814
  • 7 person family or more - $69,953

NEWIf your family's financial situation has been impacted due to COVID-19, please submit a 2019 tax year Notice of Assessment 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)


How much can I apply for?

Families can apply for up to $300 per child. If you are requesting equipment funds only, the maximum grant amount is $200 per child. Applicants can only be approved once per calendar year for one sport. 


What is the age limit?

To be eligible to receive funding, the child must be 18 years or younger by the application 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"


NEW: How do I apply for funding? Please read before applying

Before applying for funding you MUST have the following:

  • All relevant financial documentation (see Income Cut-Offs for required documents).
  • NEW: Proof of registration from the organization/club/team.
  • NEW: The total registration cost/fees from the organization/club/team.
  • The equipment required to participate.

APPLY WITH A PAPER APPLICATION - To download a paper copy of our application form you may visit your local Chapter's webpage by clicking HERE and then selecting your region.

APPLY ONLINE - To apply using our online application system click HERE