Jumpstart’s Sport Relief Fund was launched in September 2020 and started as an $8 million fund dedicated to helping sport and recreation organizations continue to operate. It provided support based on need in the form of grants covering programming and operational gaps exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic to enable safe sport and play across the country. Following the overwhelming community need that was highlighted during the initial application period, Canadian Tire Corporation has committed an additional $12 million which will allow the Jumpstart Sport Relief Fund to disburse additional funding throughout 2021.
To be eligible for a Jumpstart Sport Relief Fund Grant, applicants must be qualified donees (as defined by the Canada Revenue Agency). Check eligibility here.
Eligibility for Operational Support
Prior to the pandemic, your organization should have engaged participants aged 4-18, or 4-25 years old for programs primarily serving children and youth with disabilities.
Eligibility for Programming Support
Eligible programs must meet the following requirements:
- Focus on engaging participants aged 4-18 from families in financial need, or 4-25 years old for programs primarily serving children and youth with disabilities.
- Consist of at least 5 sessions and 5 hours.
If you are not sure if your organization qualifies for funding, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and provide the following information:
- Organization name
- Organization address
- Contact name
- Contact phone number
- Type of Organization (e.g., Charity, Society, Government, Not for Profit, For Profit Business, Other)