September 19th, 2020Local Sport Relief Fund

Local Sport Relief Fund: now open for applications

viaSport and the Province of B.C. are pleased to announce that the Local Sport Relief Fund is now open and accepting applications from eligible organizations until October 16, 2020.

The B.C. sport community is making a comeback from COVID-19, but not without its challenges. For many non-profit sport organizations, lost revenues have threatened their ability to offer activities and programming in their communities. This funding is designed to provide short-term relief in order to help organizations remain viable and support return to sport efforts across B.C.

Non-profit, local and community sport organizations are invited to apply now for up to $7,500 in funding through this one-time grant.

What organizations are eligible?        

Applications may be submitted by organizations that are:
  • ​Non-profit local sport organizations
  • Non-profit local sport organizations, which exist for the sole purpose of serving underrepresented populations and have well-established sport programming. Underserved populations include Indigenous peoples, girls & women, LGBTQ+, low-income individuals, persons with disabilities, ethnic or religious minorities, and newcomers to Canada or refugees.

All organizations must be located in British Columbia and focus on sport delivery at the local or community level. Organizations must be not-for-profit and have a B.C. registered society or CRA charity number. For-profit organizations and those with a provincial scope of delivery are not eligible, including viaSport’s funded Provincial Sport, Disability Sport, Multi-Sport and Regional Alliance partners.

View the grant guidelines and find out how to apply here. For questions regarding the grant application process or to discuss your application, please email

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