What is the Parasport Jumpstart Grant?

What is the Parasport Jumpstart Grant?

Since 2013, Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities and Canadian Paralympic Committee have been engaged in a partnership to create greater opportunities for children and youth with disabilities between the ages of 4 and 25, and who face barriers to actively participate in organized sports and physical activity. To date, the Parasport Jumpstart Grant has disbursed over $1,000,000. 

In 2018, the Parasport Jumpstart Grant will support more Parasport programs across the country through a granting style program. The focus still remains on improving access to grassroots participation for children and youth but has expanded to include more opportunities for a variety of sports and programming types.
What organizations are eligible for Parasport Jumpstart Grants?

What organizations are eligible for Parasport Jumpstart Grants?

Organizations that are qualified donees, as classified by Canada Revenue Agency are able eligible to apply for the grant. For more information on qualified donees please visit: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/chrts-gvng/chrts/plcy/cgd/qlfddns-eng.html
What types of programs does the Parasport Jumpstart Grant support?

What types of programs does the Parasport Jumpstart Grant support?

The Parasport Jumpstart Grant supports introductory and development Parasport programs designed at getting children and youth with a disability active and/or on a sport-specific pathway. 

The Parasport Jumpstart Grants program provides funds to cover the cost of registration, equipment and transportation for children and youth under the age of 25. Eligible programs must be completed by August 31, 2019.

Eligible programs can include:

• Programs associated with a sport (an available sport)
• Multisport programs (several sports available)
• Paralympic sports (http://paralympic.ca/paralympic-sport)
• Non paralympic sports (sometimes called ‘parasports’)
• Programs designed for children and youth with a specific disability (e.g. a soccer league for visually impaired children)
• Programs designed for children and youth with different disabilities to play together (e.g. children without a disability paired with children having an intellectual, physical or visual disability)


Jumpstart and the CPC recognize that many introductory programs are often multi-sport and include different disability groups as well as able-bodied participants participating together.

In 2018, the Parasport Jumpstart Grant will offer three streams of Granting: Paralympic sport, Parasport and Multi-sport 

The Paralympic Sport Stream Grants programs offering sports on the Paralympic program. For a complete list of Paralympic sports please visit: http://paralympic.ca/paralympic-sport
Applicants must be specific about how this grant will support entry or ongoing participation on a sport-specific Paralympic pathway. 

The Parasport Stream Grants programs offering sports and activities that are not on the Paralympic program. Examples include sailing, waterski and wakeboard, wheel dance and more. 

The Multi-Sport Stream Grants programs offering multiple sports and can include either Paralympic or Parasports. This granting stream aims to expand the opportunities available for children and youth to be physically active and recognizes that multi-sport environments are often good starting points for children and youth to be exposed to sport. 
What costs does the grant cover?

What costs does the grant cover?

The Parasport Jumpstart Grant can help offset the following costs:
  1. Registration (coaching fees, facilities rentals, etc.)
  2. Equipment (applicable to the sport or sports offered)
  3. Transportation costs (covering costs of a bus to/from program if participants have no other way of getting to/from program)
What is the maximum amount that can be requested through this grant?

What is the maximum amount that can be requested through this grant?

There is no maximum granting amount. Be sure to be specific when building the budget in your application. 

Jumpstart and CPC reserve the right to decrease any funding request if we feel the budget is too large for the program proposed.
My program includes children, youth and adults (over 25 years old), can I still apply for the grant?

My program includes children, youth and adults (over 25 years old), can I still apply for the grant?

The focus of the grant is grassroots programming for children and youth between 4 and 25. Programs can include youth older than 25, however grants will only be provided for children that are 4 to 25. 
Is a financial need assessment required for the program participants?

Is a financial need assessment required for the program participants?

No, a financial need assessment is not required for the Parasport Jumpstart Grant.
I have previously applied, can I apply again?

I have previously applied, can I apply again?

Yes, if your organization has received a Parasport Jumpstart Grant in previous years, you can apply again.
Does the program have to be new?

Does the program have to be new?

No, you can apply for a new or existing program.
When is the application due?

When is the application due?

June 25, 2018 at 11:59 PM EDT.
What child and youth data is required?

What child and youth data is required?

Once the program is approved, before the final payment is disbursed organization are required to upload child data of all the participating children to their Grant Portal. The required data is as follows:

• Child name (First and Last) 
• Date of Birth 
• Postal Code
• Gender
What is the child and youth data used for?

What is the child and youth data used for?

The information collected will be used for evaluating the success of programs for the purposes of future development as well as developing trends in Parasport in Canada.
When will I know if my application was successful?

When will I know if my application was successful?

Adjudication of all applications will take place in August 2018. All applicants will be notified in early September 2018.
When will I receive the grant?

When will I receive the grant?

Funds are disbursed in 2 intervals for approved grants:

• 70% - upon approval of the grant
• 30% - upon submission of the child data and final report

See – “What child and youth data is required?” for more information on child data.
What if I don’t know the number of children that will attend?

What if I don’t know the number of children that will attend?

Please try and be as accurate as possible. If more or less children attend then anticipated you will be able to make an adjustment to the final numbers in your final report. 
My program has already started can I apply for a grant?

My program has already started can I apply for a grant?

No, you are not eligible for a grant if your program has already started.
What if I miss the deadline can my organization apply?

What if I miss the deadline can my organization apply?

No, you are not able to apply if you miss the deadline.
Need more information?

Need more information?

If you have any further questions about the grant or application, please e-mail jumpstart_admin@cantire.com