Eligible Organizations

To be eligible for a Community Development Grant, applicants must be qualified donees as defined by the Canada Revenue Agency.

Program Requirements

Eligible programs should meet the following requirements:

  • Run for a minimum of 5 hours total 
  • Consist of at least 5 sessions
  • Include a minimum of 25 participants aged 4–18 years old
  • Remove barriers to participation for kids from families in financial need

Long-Term Athlete Development and Quality Sport

Jumpstart strives to support quality sports and physical recreational programming by funding programs that align with the Sport for Life Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) Framework. Applicants should review the LTAD framework and identify how their proposed programming aligns with the development stages specific to the sport and age of their participants.

Grant Timelines

Applications can be submitted during three periods in 2019. Please note that applicants must apply for funding during the period that corresponds with the dates of their proposed program.

Application Periods

Online applications must be submitted within this timeframe.

Notification Periods

Applicants will be notified of the status of their application.

Eligible Program Dates

 Proposed programs must start between the dates below. All programs must end no later than December 31, 2019.

August 27–October 1, 2018

Week of December 3, 2018

January 1–April 30, 2019

January 1–February 1, 2019

Week of April 1, 2019

May 1–August 31, 2019

March 25– May 1, 2019

Week of June 24, 2019

September 1– December 31, 2019

Eligible submissions will be reviewed by a non-conflicted committee of Jumpstart employees and community members. All applications will be evaluated using a standardized rubric aligned to Jumpstart’s grant objectives.

Disbursement of Funds

Funds will be disbursed in three intervals for approved grants:

  1. 25% upon acceptance, prior to program start date
  2. 65% upon submission of child data
  3. 10% upon submission of final report

Data Reporting

Before final payments are disbursed, successful applicants will be required to upload the names, dates of birth, postal codes, and genders of all program participants to their grant portal. In addition, 10% of funds requested will be contingent on the provision of a final report, based on an outline provided by Jumpstart upon acceptance.


Apply for a Community Development Grant.