Participating in recreational activities can be expensive. In Manitoba, there are several options available in which individuals can apply for financial assistance to help off-set the costs associated with recreation, sports and camp participation.
Click the drop-down options below to review details of funding organizations and details on how to apply.
Please note that these funding streams are offered by organizations not linked to the City of Selkirk (except for the City of Selkirk Community grant). Individuals must apply for the funding on their own as it cannot be done through the City of Selkirk directly. However, if you have any questions, need help applying or would like to learn more, please do not hesitate to contact Citizen Support, who would be happy to assist with any questions.
KidSport provides grants to kids from families facing financial barriers so they can participate in registered sport programs and experience the lifelong benefits of a season of sport. KidSport Manitoba provides grants of up to $300 per eligible kid, per year (January 1st – December 31st) towards sport registration fees. Clubs eligible for KidSport funding must be active members of their Provincial Sport Organizations (PSO). If you are not sure if the club you want to apply for is a member of thier respective PSO, we recommend contacting them to find out. You can find a list of all the Provincial Sport Organizations on the Sport Manitoba website here.
Jumpstart is a registered charity that helps kids from financially disadvantaged families participate in organized sports and physical activity. To be eligible for funding for one or more children, families must first meet specific financial criteria as per Revenue Canada’s Low-Income Cut-Offs (LICO) chart or are receiving the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). View the LICO chart here.
Every child deserves the opportunity to go to camp regardless of race, faith, family income, or special needs. Camp is a place where everyone belongs. The Manitoba Camping Association Sunshine Fund is here to help children experience the benefits of camp.
To apply for financial assistance, the Sunshine Fund application is available to download by clicking on the link below. To find out if you qualify for assistance, please review the Statistics Canada Low Income Cut-Off char on their website. If you qualify, the maximum subsidy amount is $700.00 per child per year.
Applications are reviewed on a first come, first served basis and only cover overnight camp programs. The number of children we can subsidize annually is dependent on public donations and grants that we receive.
Manitoba Gymnastics Association has a number of funding opportunities accessible to current members. Funding opportunities available include: KidSport Top Up Fund, Champion Performance Fund, Edmond Financial High Performance Bursary and SMB Athlete Assistance Grant.
Make sure to check back on a regular basis for new opportunities.
The Hockey Canada Foundation Assist Fund is a fund dedicated to help Canadian youth access hockey. It will provide up to $500 per player in registration fee subsidies to approved applicants registered with a sanctioned Hockey Canada association.
Financial eligibility for the Assist Fund is based on the Low Income Cut-Off (LICO) guidelines from Statistics Canada.
The below grant is administered by the City of Selkirk and is for community groups ONLY and not individuals.
One-Time Project Grant
Grants are provided to groups that operate within the City of Selkirk providing municipal services in the areas of recreation, arts and culture, community development, environment and other municipally related programming. The One-Time Project Grant is intended to support a one-time program, event, etc. that provides services in the areas of recreation, arts and culture, and/or community development to the community. Annual Operating Grants may be for cash or value in-kind. Application due September 30th (annually) Read more at: One Time Grant Policy
Annual Operating Grant
Grants are provided to groups that operate within the City of Selkirk providing municipal services in the areas of recreation, arts and culture, community development, environment and other municipally related programming. Operating grants usually assist with some type of operating expense and are generally required for more than one year. Annual Operating Grants may be for cash or value in-kind. Application due September 30 annually. Read more and find the application form: Annual Operating Grant Policy.