Not all kids have the opportunity to be involved in sports. For those who dream of hitting a home run, playing goalie, shooting hoops, taking one for the team, and making new friends, it's all possible through KidSport. For a happier, healthier lifestyle for Alberta kids, KidSport makes a difference.
We believe that no kid should be left on the sidelines and all should be given the opportunity to experience the positive benefits of organized sports. KidSport provides support to children in order to remove financial barriers that prevent them from playing organized sport.
We do this by:
Advocating the value and benefit of kids playing sports in the pursuit of lifelong health and wellness.
Gathering used equipment for KidSport kids to use in sport programs.
Raising funds in the community to pay registration fees for KidSport kids to participate in sport programs.
We believe that through participation in organized sport activities, kids learn the values of:
Commitment to goals
Team play and friendship
Guidelines for Funding Individual Athletes
Grants are only for activities that demonstrate a sustained sport experience with qualified instructors. Other guidelines include:
Grants are to pay for registration fees for sport programs.
KidSport will only issue funds to recognized organizations on behalf of the individual athlete.
Only children and youth 5-18 yrs are eligible.
The grant review committee will endeavor to process applications within 30 days.
There is a maximum amount of $300 per calendar year per athlete.