Indigenous Youth Sport Legacy Fund
The intake for applications for viaSport’s Indigenous Youth Sport Legacy Fund is now open! A legacy born from the 2010 Winter Olympic Games hosted in BC, the fund assists amateur athletes of Indigenous ancestry residing in BC, including athletes with a disability or disabilities, in their pursuit of excellence in sport. The grant seeks to relieve some of the financial costs associated with high performance sport, including registration, travel, equipment, and coaching expenses. Grants are awarded to athletes competing in any sport, with priority given to athletes participating on provincial teams, national teams, and/or in any regional, provincial, or national tournaments and competitions featuring Indigenous participants (i.e. North American Indigenous Games, All Native Basketball Tournament).
Applicants are able to apply for a grant between $500 and $2,000 for expenses incurred between April 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021 depending on their level of eligibility. Please refer to the grant guidelines to define the levels of eligibility.
Grant Guidelines: https://www.viasport.ca/sites/default/files/IYSLF%202020%20Guidelines%202.pdf
Who can apply?
- A Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada
- Of Indigenous ancestry
- Between 13 and 30 years of age at the time of application
- Currently living and training in B.C. (exceptions may be made in cases where an applicant is required to reside elsewhere for training purposes)
- Able to demonstrate a strong history of participation in amateur sport and a demonstrated potential to achieve provincial level (or higher) performance results
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and questions about eligibility.