Funding opportunities

There are a number of funding programs and grants that Gymnastics BC clubs and members can access.

> Athletes: Gymnastics BC funding

Gymnastics BC Scholarships

Gymnastics BC scholarships are designed to assist our current members in their pursuit of post-secondary education. These Gymnastics BC Scholarships honour young British Columbia students who have:

  • Shown outstanding leadership traits and skills in gymnastics and within their community.
  • Demonstrated a personal contribution to gymnastics, their community, school and club.
  • Demonstrated participation and achievements in gymnastics and other activities.
  • Attained high scholastic achievements  More information

BC Athlete Assistance Program

The BC Athlete Assistance Program (BCAAP) is a program funded by the BC Government which provides grants to provincial sport organizations and post-secondary institutions to help athletes train and compete.

The program objections are to:

  • Focus support to athletes in the “training to compete” and “training to win” stages of Canadian Sport for Life – Long Term Athlete Development Model;
  • Contribute to improved performances of Team BC athletes at the Canada Games;
  • Increase the number of BC athletes reaching federal carding status thus expanding BC representation on national teams and at eligible major international multi-sport Games; and
  • Assist BC athletes reach their athletic potential.

The BC government determines the amount each organization receives on a yearly basis. More information

Women's artistic gymnastics funding

Gymnastics BC's women's artistic gymnastics program offers the following funding opportunities:

  • Performance athlete enhancement funding: for HP Novice, Junior and Senior gymnasts and HP coaches  who participate in Gymnastics Canada training camps, international competitions and Elite Canada.
  • Team BC competition fund: provides financial assistance to enable coaches and gymnasts to attend another team competition experience above and beyond Westerns and Canadians.More information
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2015 Investors Group Bursary (deadline January 30, 2015)

Investors Group is offering $5,000 each to 20 of our country’s high performance athletes to assist with costs of training and competition. The bursary fund is open to any active senior national team athlete who meets the eligibility criteria. More information

CAN Fund

CAN Fund is a financial assistance program available to active national team athletes training to represent Canada internationally. It provides direct funding to athletes creating the opportunity to focus on success instead of on unnecessary financial hurdles such as training, coaching, and nutrition fees. More information

Team Investors Group Amateur Athletes Fund

AthletesCAN, in partnership with the Investors Group, award twenty Canadian amateur athletes with the Team Investors Group Amateur Athletes Fund each year. The $5,000 bursary is available to senior national team athletes based on selection criteria including athletic achievement, financial need, and community involvement. More information

Rising Star Grant

Canadian Sport Institute recognizes the need for financial aid to support the competitive needs of amateur athletes in British Columbia. The Rising Star Grant is made possible on the strength of an endowment fund created in the name of the 14,000 volunteers who helped stage the successful Commonwealth Games in 1994. More information


KidSport is a community based sport-funding program that provides grants for children 18 and under to participate in a sport season of their choice. There are 40 community chapters in BC and over 175 chapters across Canada.

With the help from dedicated corporate partners, KidSport works to fulfill its mission of eliminating the financial barriers to sport participation, ‘So ALL Kids Can Play!’ More information


Jumpstart helps kids between the ages of 4 to 18 by assisting with the costs associated with registration, equipment and/or transportation for sports and physical activity programming.

Applications for assistance can typically be submitted from January 15 to November 1, (varies by chapter) with the goal to be equitably distributed over Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter activities. The funding is distributed with a focus on maximizing the cost and length of participation per activity per child. More information

Athletics for Kids (A4K)

A4K’s overarching goal is to be there to assist any B.C. child in their dream of playing amateur sports. In other words, we want all kids to have the opportunity to play.

The support of A4K is available province-wide for children ages 5 to 18 who are currently enrolled in school. Basic registration fees are paid for a multitude of approved sports, up to an annual maximum of $600 per child. More information

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ViaSport administers sport-related grant programs funded by the government of BC that encourage sport participation and healthy living, develop high-performance athletes and improve delivery of sport and recreation programs to benefit all residents.

For general inquiries about any of the following grants, please email

Current funding opportunities

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Gaming Funding

British Columbians may choose to participate in a broad range of gaming activities, such as major lotteries, horse racing, slot machines and table games in casinos, and local licensed gaming events such as 50/50 draws.

The ministry's Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch regulates all gaming in British Columbia, including the operations of the British Columbia Lottery Corporation, which conducts and manages commercial gaming in the province.

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National Sport Trust Fund

The National Sport Trust Fund (NSTF) is a philanthropic gift-giving program established through the Canadian Council of Provincial and Territorial Sport Federations (CCPTSF) for the development of amateur sport on a national level.

The CCPTSF is a Registered Canadian Amateur Athletic Association (RCAAA) with the Canada Revenue Agency (#88938 6868 RR0001).

As a RCAAA, the National Sport Trust Fund is able to issue an official tax receipt for all qualifying donations of $20 or greater. The CCPTSF has provincial chapters across Canada, with Sport BC as the Fund Manager of the BC chapter.

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Canfor's Sponsorship & Donations program funds charitable organizations that deliver innovative community programs focusing on:

  • Youth and Education
  • Community Enhancement
  • Forestry and Environment
  • Amateur Sports
  • Health and Wellness

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ArcelorMittal Dofasco (deadline January 31, 2015)

ArcelorMittal Dofasco promotes wellness and a healthy lifestyle to our employees and we believe that sports and recreation play an important part in everyone’s life. They invest in local community programs that promote healthy lifestyles.

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Investors Group

The Investors Group is committed to supporting programs that benefit local communities directly. In many cases, corporate participation through the Investors Group Community Investment Program comes as a natural extension of associations where our Consultants and employees are volunteers.

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BC Ferries Sport Experience Program

Recognizing that travel is often a barrier to athletes and teams seeking competitive opportunities, the BC Ferries Sport Experience Program was founded by Sport BC to provide travel support to not-for-profit, amateur sport organizations and their eligible athletes.

Applications for ferry vouchers must be received at least 12 business days before first day of travel.

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Canadian Sport Institute Travel Grant

Canadian Sport Institute recognizes the need for financial aid to support the competitive needs of amateur athletes in British Columbia. The intent of the Canadian Sport Institute Athlete Travel Grant is to provide provincially and nationally targeted athletes with travel assistance towards their participation in national and international competitions.

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Brian Forrester, CEO, 604-333-3490,