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 within one of three application periods for 2020. Applicants must apply for funding during the period that corresponds with the eligible Program Start Dates of their proposed program. Full child data for every child participating in the program must be submitted within 30 days of the Program Start Date (see Data Reporting below for details).

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.

August 26, 2019 –October 1, 2019

Week of December 2, 2019

January 1, 2020 – April 30, 2020

December 30, 2019-February 1, 2020

Week of March 30, 2020

May 1, 2020 – August 31, 2020

March 23, 2020 – June 1, 2020

Week of June 22, 2020

September 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020*

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.

*For programs starting between September 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020, all child data must be submitted no later than December 15, 2020.

Disbursement of Funds

Funds will be disbursed in two intervals for approved grants:

  1.  30% upon acceptance, prior to program start date 
  2.  70% upon submission of child data

Data Reporting

Before final payment is 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, Jumpstart requires submission of a final report upon completion of the program, based on an outline provided by Jumpstart. Failure to submit reporting may result in termination of the grant, repayment of all or part of Jumpstart funds and disqualification of the organization to receive future funding from Jumpstart.

Apply for funding for your community development program.