Other Funding Programs

Grants and Funding for Women in Sport and Physical Activity
The following are grants and funding opportunities available to support girls and women as participants and leaders in sport and physical activity.

National Opportunities

Aviva Community Fund – Aviva

Canada Post Community Foundation - Canada Post

Fuelling Women Champions Fund – Canada’s Dairy Farmers

JumpStart Accessibility Grants – JumpStart, Canadian Tire

JumpStart Community Development Fund – JumpStart, Canadian Tire

GoodLife Kids Grant Program – Goodlife Fitness

Honda Canada Foundation – Honda

KidSport Grants – KidSport

N7 Fund – Nike

PC Children’s Charity Communities Fund - President’s Choice

School Nutrition Grants – President’s Choice

Rick Hansen Foundation Grant Programs - Rick Hansen Foundation

RCMP Community Grants – Royal Canadian Mounted Police Foundation

Goals and Dreams Fund – NHL Player’s Association

Inter-Action: Multiculturalism Funding Program – Government of Canada

Paul Yuzuk Youth Initiative for Multiculturalism – Government of Canada

Celebrate Canada – Government of Canada


Provincial Opportunities



Girl’s Club – Canadian Women’s Foundation

Event Support Program – Alberta Sport Connection

Above and Beyond Grant – Alberta Sport Connection

Coaches and Officials Education Grant – Alberta Sport Connection

Coaches Evaluation Grant – Alberta Sport Connection

Podium Alberta – Alberta Sport Connection

Human Rights Project Grants – Alberta Rights Commission

Community Inclusion Grants – Alberta Rights Commission

Take the Lead - InMotion Network


British Columbia

Girl’s Got Game – Canadian Women’s Foundation

National Sport Trust Fund - Sport BC

ViaSport On the Move – ViaSport

LeadForward Grant – ViaSport



Athlete Assistance - Sport Manitoba

Women to Watch Grant – Sport Manitoba

Sport Development Grants - Sport Manitoba

Leadership Training Bursary – Sport Manitoba

Regional Coaches Travel Assistance – Sport Manitoba

High Performance Coaches Assistance – Coaching Manitoba

Northern Youth Empowerment Initiative – Government of Manitoba


New Brunswick

Go Girls! Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds – Canadian Women’s Foundation

Go NB Grant – Government of New Brunswick

Sport and Recreation Organizations Provincial Grant – Government of New Brunswick

Athlete Assistance Grant – Government of New Brunswick

Professional Coach Employment Grant – Government of New Brunswick

NB Amateur Sport Fund – Government of New Brunswick

Saint John Jeux Canada Games Foundation – Saint John Community Services

Bathurst-Campbellton Foundation – City of Bathurst


Newfoundland and Labrador

Hear and Achieve Inclusion Grant – Recreation Newfoundland Labrador

Recreation and Sport for Persons with a Disability Funding Program – Recreation Newfoundland Labrador

Community Healthy Living Fund – Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Intra-Provincial Travel and Subsidy Program – Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Canada Games Grant – Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Inclusion Grants – Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Coach Funding – Coaching Newfoundland Labrador


Northwest Territories

High Performance Athlete Grant – Government of Northwest Territories

Recreation & Sport Contributions Grant – Government of Northwest Territories

Regional Youth Sport Events Programs – Government of Northwest Territories

Volunteer Recognition Funding – Government of Northwest Territories

Youth Centres Initiative – Government of Northwest Territories


Nova Scotia

Individual Coach Initiative – Sport Nova Scotia

Individual Official Initiative – Sport Nova Scotia

Sport Fund – Sport Nova Scotia

Athlete Assistance – Sport Nova Scotia

Provincial Sport Organization Projects – Sport Nova Scotia

Provincial Sport Organization Participation Development – Sport Nova Scotia

Coach Employment Program – Sport Nova Scotia

Culture Innovation Fund – Government of Nova Scotia

Community Development Fund – Government of Nova Scotia

Provincial Recreation and Physical Activity Project Fund – Government of Nova Scotia

Gender Equity Capacity Building and Support Fund – Government of Nova Scotia

Recreation Facility Grant – Government of Nova Scotia



NU Moves – Recreation and Parks Association of Nunavut



Quest for Gold – Coaches Association of Ontario

Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund – Government of Ontario

Ontario Amateur Sport Fund - Government of Ontario

Celebrate Ontario – Government of Ontario

Youth Opportunities Fund – Ontario Trillium Foundation

Ontario Endowment for Children & Youth in Recreation Fund – Campbellford/Seymomur Community Foundation

Toronto Emerging Athletes Mentorship (Team) Fund – Toronto Sports Council

Sport and Recreation Fund – Dreamcatcher Charitable Foundation

Community Action Grants – MLSE Foundation

Multisport Facility Refurbishment Grant – MLSE Foundation


Prince Edward Island

Small Grants Programs for Sports – Government of PEI

Elite Athlete Assistance Program – Government of PEI

Tourism PEI Festival and Events Fund – Government of PEI

Amateur Sport Funding Program – Sport PEI



Égale Action

Sports-Québec Bourses aux athlètes

Regroupement Loisirs et Sports Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean



Community Grant Program – Communities Initatives Fund

High Performance Coach Development Grant – Coaches Association of Saskatchewan

First Nations and Metis Community Engagement Project Fund – Government of Saskatchewan

Community Grant Program – SGI Canada

Saskatchewan Lotteries Community Grant Program – Saskatchewan Lotteries



Kid’s Recreation Fund - Sport Yukon

Community Development Fund - Government of Yukon

Culture Quest – Government of Yukon

Youth Investment Fund – Government of Yukon

Travel Assistance Program – Lotteries Yukon

Community Lottery Program – Lotteries Yukon

Please email caaws@caaws.ca if you would like to learn more about available grants.

Last Edited: April 2019