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.
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.
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.