When families need a little financial boost to get kids involved in a sport, dance team or other active program, they need to fill out an application. This needs to be done before the fees are due, as the money goes right to the organization. Applications for assistance can typically be submitted from January 15 to November 1; with the goal for funding to be equitably distributed over Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter activities.
Your family meets our financial need requirements and your kid is registered, but what about the skates/cleats/racquets/gloves/helmets/uniforms they need to play? Not to worry. Jumpstart has you covered. The application asks for equipment details. Funds can also be provided for adaptive equipment to help kids with special needs.
Great! Your kid is signed up and has all the gear needed to play. But getting to the baseball diamond/swimming pool/gymnasium/community centre/arena is a problem. Jumpstart can cover transit too, if needed. Just be sure to include those details on the application form.
Funding can also go to Community Partners, who expand or develop new programs for local kids. This also comes in the form of Kids Activity Kits, which are full of equipment and resources for community groups to use in their programs. Empowering a community to provide organized sports and play for their youth helps Jumpstart reach more kids.
Some other important points to note as part of the application process:
If you have additional questions, call 1-844-YES-PLAY.
If you are a parent or guardian, you can apply for funding on behalf of your child/children by clicking on the Start Applicationbutton below. All information provided will be kept confidential.
Before you start, we ask that you first be able to answer "Yes” to the following questions:
If you can answer "Yes” to all 3 questions, then you will need to provide the following information as part of the application process. Be sure to have them handy once you click on the Start Application button:
Your contact information (name, postal code, telephone number and email address).
Funds or equipment are provided directly to the Payee on behalf of the qualifying youth or child.
Proof of financial need. Any one of the following will suffice as proof of financial need—income assessment, prior year T4 statement or three consecutive pay stubs. Instructions will be provided in the application on how to upload a copy of these documents.
If you want more information on the application before you start, click here
Contact the registrar if you have any questions in regards to the Jumpstart application process.