Jumpstart Sport Relief Fund

We are now accepting applications for the Jumpstart Sport Relief Fund!

To apply, follow this URL link: https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_5815?SA=SNA&FID=35239

Applications must be submitted online by Oct. 4, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. Late submissions will not be accepted.

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the community sport and recreation sector, and has exacerbated the barriers to participation for Canada’s most vulnerable children and youth. Sport and play create a sense of belonging unlike any other activity and they will be important tools to work through the trauma that COVID 19 has introduced.

This is why on Sept. 12 we launched the Jumpstart Sport Relief Fund – an $8M fund that will help our community sport and recreation partners across Canada to build back better.

The Jumpstart Sport Relief Fund has two streams:

Program support:
Our community partners have expressed a need for nimble and rapid sources of program support that will allow them to eliminate systemic barriers to participation while keeping kids safe. We know that funding is needed for more equipment, higher costs due to physical distancing, protective equipment and sanitization, among others.

Operational support and capacity building:
The Jumpstart Sport Relief Fund is also funding activities that will support innovation and/or basic operational support for eligible community sport & recreation organizations to help close the operational gaps exposed by COVID 19.

Through consultation with our community partners, participants and key stakeholders, it became clear that return to play plans have given little consideration to the systemic barriers to sport & play for many in our communities: children with disabilities, girls and young women, BIPOC children & youth, and families in financial need. The Jumpstart Sport Relief Fund. will prioritize programs and activities that address these barriers.

To learn more, please visit https://jumpstart.canadiantire.ca/pages/sport-relief-fund beginning or reach out to your Jumpstart Regional Manager.

Together we help all kids of all abilities reach their full potential through sport and play.