KidSport: Creating Opportunity For All
The cost of organized sports can be a barrier to participation and limit the choices for some families. KidSport is a community-based sport funding program that provides grants for children ages 18 and under to participate in a sport of their choice, “So All Kids Can Play!” When kids have access to physical activity, they have the opportunity to reach their highest potential which can positively impact physical health, development of social skills, self-esteem, and friendships.
Through the power of volunteers, KidSport Community Chapters deliver the programming at a local level. This includes raising funds to support kids in their own community, increasing awareness of the KidSport program, and processing of local applications and grants. There are 42 KidSport Community Chapters in BC and over 180 KidSport Community Chapters across Canada.
Locally – What is North Peace KidSport?
North Peace KidSport, operating under the umbrella of the Fort St. John and District Sports Council, is a non-profit organization that is part of the national and provincial network of community-based volunteer groups providing assistance to children and youth to overcome financial barriers preventing or limiting their participation in organized sport. The North Peace Chapter is one of 42 community chapters in BC. We are part of the Sport BC and National Sport Trust Fund which provides a charitable tax number for donation receipting. The Fort St. John & District Sport Council oversees the KidSport Program for our Community and provides the link to all local sport organizations that participate in the program.
Young people learn more than athletic skills from sport. We believe that sport and physical activity provides a life-long opportunity for valuing leadership, self-expression, goal setting, dedication, positive thinking and increased self-confidence for kids.
What does North Peace KidSport do?
- Assist local children to participate in organized sports;
- Issue grants to a maximum of $300 per child (ages 18 years and under) to those that qualify for the payment of REGISTRATION fees of member sport organizations only;
- North Peace KidSport requests local sport organizations become members of the Fort St. John & District Sports Council for an annual $25 fee;
- North Peace KidSport Fund is sustained by fundraising and donations;
- Money that is raised locally is distributed locally!
Want to apply for funding for your child?
The parent/guardian and adjudicator must initiate the application on behalf of the child. Applications for funding through North Peace KidSport are accepted all year round. Forms must be completed and verified by an adjudicator (professional in social work or family services within the community familiar with the financial assistance need of your family). Forms must be returned to the address below and a representative from North Peace KidSport will contact you when the application has been reviewed. Cheques for funding are made payable to the sport group directly and are sent via mail. Please note all applications are kept on KidSport Canada's online database system.
Apply for funding by completing the application.[PDF - 630 KB] Please review page 2 of the application to ensure that all sections are filled in completely and accurately.
Donations Greatly Appreciated and Accepted!
The success of North Peace KidSport is sustainable through grants, fundraising and receipt of donations. Donations sent to North Peace KidSport will receive a charitable donation tax receipt upon request (for donations exceeding $200.00) and a card of thanks (donor certificate). The amount of your contribution can be kept strictly confidential if you wish. Your contribution will help to ensure a financially challenged child will have the opportunity to experience the joys of sport. If you or your organization wish to donate funds please contact North Peace KidSport.
Register your sport group to become a Member?
Sport group membership to the Fort St. John & District Sports Council is $25 annually. These funds help to provide organized sports with access to sport related information and resources in the community. In order for North Peace KidSport to provide funding to a child’s sport choice, that sport group must be a current member of the Fort St. John & District Sports Council. Become a member group by completing the group membership form below.
KidSport... So ALL North Peace Kids Can Play!