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JUMPSTART PARASPORT FUND

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. The Parasport Jumpstart Fund 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?
Organizations that are qualified donees, as classified by Canada Revenue Agency, are 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
FUNDING STREAMS
The Parasport Jumpstart Fund offers three streams of funding for eligible organizations. 

1. Paralympic Sport Funding:

This funding stream provides support for Paralympic Sport programming in single sports. There are 28 sports on the Paralympic program. For a complete list of sports click here.

2. Parasport Funding: 

This funding stream provides support to programming for sports that are not on the Paralympic program. These sports are generally considered “Parasport” and include wheel dance, waterski and wakeboard, para golf, para sailing and more. This funding will support projects and programs for single sports. 

3. Multi-sport Funding:

This funding stream provides support to programs offering more than one sport. Sports and activities included can be Paralympic or non-Paralympic sports, or a blend of both. Jumpstart and CPC recognize that multi-sport programs are often important in entry level programming for children and youth in order to expose them to varying experiences.
CATEGORIES OF PROGRAMMING
Funding for the Parasport Jumpstart Fund will cover costs for three types of programming. Applicants will be asked to select which category their program falls under. Note that programs can include multiple categories.

1. Awareness, First Involvement and Recruitment

Awareness, First Involvement and Recruitment programs focus on building awareness of opportunities and providing positive first experiences in sport. Research has shown that providing positive first experiences and ensuring participants have support to access ongoing opportunities is extremely important for sustainable participation. 

2. Participation

Participation programs focus on emphasizing sport for fun and for fitness, and aim to provide quality experiences for ongoing participation so that everyone can have access to sport and recreation either at the entry level or active for life stages. 

3. Development

Any athlete may choose to move onto a path to higher levels of competition and performance and thus the transition from recreational or grassroots participation is extremely important. Programs targeting entry level competition and developing performance skills are eligible under all three streams of funding.
HOW ARE PARASPORT GRANT APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED?
  1. Read and understand all the eligibility criteria and funding guidelines prior to submitting your application.  
  2. Complete the application form  and provide all applicable information before the end date. 

Applications must be received by June 25, 2018. Late applications will not be accepted.
WHO REVIEWS SUBMISSIONS?
All applications will be adjudicated by a review panel of representatives from Jumpstart and CPC in July and August. All decisions will be shared in September.

Jumpstart and CPC reserve the right to decrease any funding request if we feel the budget is too large for the program proposed.
HOW ARE FUNDS DISBURSED TO SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS?
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
WHAT IS THE TIMELINE FOR SUBMISSIONS?
Fully completed applications must be submitted between the following deadlines:

April 30, 2018 - June 25, 2018
CONTACT WITH QUESTIONS
Email: jumpstart_pfaw@cantire.com
 Tel: 1-844- YES-PLAY