There are a number of funding programs available which help cover some of the costs associated with participating in a variety of recreation programs and sporting activities.
Kidsport and Canadian Tire Jumpstart are available to assist families with registration fees and equipment costs associated with participation in recreation and sports programs for children who are 19 years of age and younger. The Gary Boone Leadership Development Fund provides assistance for leadership training. The Bonvie-MacDonald Rinks to Links provides assistance to help cover the cost of hockey gear and registration fees.
Canadian Tire Jumpstart is a community based charitable program to get children active which will deliver assistance to financially disadvantaged children so they can participate in recreational activities and organized sport. Canadian Tire JumpStart provides funding for children for sport or recreation registration fees.
Kidsport is a national children’s charitable program that helps disadvantaged kids overcome the barriers preventing or limiting their participation in organized sport. KidSport Nova Scotia provides funding of up to $300/year/child for sport registration and/or equipment.
Applications are accepted and reviewed six times a year. Application deadlines are: January 1, March 1, May 1, July 1, September 1, October 1 & November 1
Gary Boone Leadership Development Fund provides financial assistance to new initiatives in leadership training development which result in:
Increased involvement in Physical Activity Leadership Roles
Increased and Improved Physical Activity leadership skills of Community Recreation & Sport Leaders
Examples of eligible initiatives include: course to become certified instructors, coaching certification programs, referee clinics and more. For further information, see the: Gary Boone Leadership Development Fund
NHL’ers Dennis Bonvie and Craig MacDonald founded the Rinks to Links Golf Classic in 2004. Dennis and Craig wanted to show their thanks and appreciation to their home communities by assisting children to get involved with minor hockey that might otherwise not have the opportunity. Funds raised at the tournament assists children with their registration and gear costs.
Players can find applications at www.antigonishminorhockey.com