FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

General Jumpstart Grant Information

Applying for a Grant

Q: How do I apply for a Jumpstart Grant?

A: Submissions for all Jumpstart grants are accepted via online application forms. Before beginning an application, ensure that you have selected the correct Jumpstart Grant and reviewed all of the applicable eligibility requirements.


  1. To apply for a Jumpstart Grant, please visit the corresponding grant webpage and click on the START APPLICATION button at the bottom of the page. The web pages for each of the Jumpstart grant streams can be found below:

    Individual Child Grants

    Community Development Grants

    Parasport Grants

    Accessibility Grants
     

  2. As a new applicant who has not previously applied for Jumpstart funding, select ‘New Applicant” to create a login ID (email address) and password. Please make note of these details to log in and access any saved applications at a later date. 

  3. As a returning applicant, log in using your existing Jumpstart account login ID (email address) and password. If you have forgotten these details, click the “Forgot Password” button to reset the password and access your account. 

  4. Once you’ve started an application, the application can be saved. To access and complete any saved in progress applications, log into your Jumpstart account using this link: https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_5815?SA=AM.

    On the Applications page, click on the Application Name to continue working on an application you’ve already started. All in progress applications are found under the “In Progress” tab under Show.
     
  5. You will receive a confirmation email confirming receipt of your application following submission. The email will come from “Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities” at the email address: mail@grantapplication.com.

    Please ensure it is not directed to your Junk folder.

Accessing Jumpstart Accounts

Q: How do I access my Jumpstart account?
A: To access your Jumpstart account, use this link: https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_5815?SA=AM

Enter your login ID (email address) and password. If you have forgotten your password, click on the “Forgot Password” link to have an automated email sent to your email address (see screenshot below). This email will come from “Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities” at the email address: mail@grantapplication.com.Please ensure it is not directed to your Junk folder

Q: How do I access a saved application form? 

A: To access and complete any in progress applications, log into your Jumpstart account using this link: https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_5815?SA=AM 


On the Applications page, click on the Application Name to continue working on an application you’ve already started. All in progress applications are found under the “In Progress” tab under Status


Please note, you will not be able to submit after the grant deadline


Q: When I click on the Start Application link to begin an application, I see a message saying theprogram is not currently accepting applications, what do I do?

A: Please verify on the Jumpstart website that the grant application period is currently open. If the grantapplication period is open and accepting applications but you continue to see the message saying it isclosed, try these steps: 


1. Copy and paste the application form link into a different web browser (see #2 for list ofcompatible browsers)

2. Ensure you're using a compatible web browser. The minimum requirements for browsersare:
-  Mozilla Firefox (version 45 or later)
-  Internet Explorer (version 11)
-  Safari for Mac
 - Google Chrome (version 44)

3. Clear your web browser history, caches and cookies. See instructions specific to eachbrowser below:
-  Mozilla Firefox
-  Internet Explorer 11
-  Internet Explorer 10
-  Safari for Mac
-  Google Chrome

Managing Applications

Q: How do I print a copy of my application form?
A: To view submitted applications, you must first login to your Jumpstart accounting using the following link: https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_5815?SA=AM

Once you have logged in, click on the mail icon located under the Action menu (far right column) to senda copy of your application to an email address. Once emailed to yourself, a copy of the application canbe printed for your records

Q: How do I see my submitted applications?
A: To view submitted applications, you must first login to your Jumpstart accounting using the following link: https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_5815?SA=AM

Once you have logged in, click on the Show dropdown menu to switch from In-Progress to Submitted.Submitted applications are read only.

Tips and Tricks

Be sure to use a compatible web browser when accessing your Jumpstart account. Theminimum requirements for browsers are:
-  Mozilla Firefox (version 45 or later)

-  Internet Explorer (version 11)

-  Safari for Mac
-  Google Chrome (version 44)


Limit your use of bullets and other formatting in application and requirement form fields. 


Ensure your email account allows automated emails so you can receive correspondence fromthe Jumpstart online grant system. If you are not able to receive automated emails from thesystem, your email account is identifying Jumpstart’s automated emails as spam.

Add these email addresses below to your address book to prevent correspondence from beingdirected to your Spam or Junk folders:  -  mail.grantrequest.com

-  jumpstart_admin@cantire.com 

jumpstart_pfaw@cantire.com

Jumpstart Contacts

General Jumpstart Donation Information

How is Jumpstart funded?

As a registered charity, Jumpstart receives donations and sponsorships from a wide variety of sources. Canadian Tire Corporation is our biggest supporter, as it funds all of our general administrative expenses, allowing 100% of customer donations to go directly toward supporting kids in need.

Vendors from Canadian Tire, FGL Sports, Mark’s, and Canadian Tire Financial Services are also key supporters and funders of Jumpstart. The Government of Canada and several provincial governments also provide grants to support youth and initiatives that support healthy and active living.

Anyone can make a donation to Jumpstart. Annually we receive generous donations from Canadian Tire customers, children who have donated their birthday party money, customers who donated in memory of a loved one, and Canadian Tire employees and business partners who have participated in fundraising events.

How can I make a donation?

You can make a secure online donation Here. Alternatively, you can send a cheque payable to Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities:

Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities 

Attention: Jumpstart Finance Team 

2180 Yonge Street, PO Box 770, Station K 

Toronto, Ontario, M4P 2V8

Do you provide tax receipts?

Yes. Individuals who give a donation over $20 will be issued a tax receipt. Please see our Tax Receipt Guidelines for more information.

Individual Child Grants

I know a child whose family can’t afford to pay for sports or physical activity programming. Can I apply for funding for the child on behalf of the family?

Unfortunately not. Only parents or guardians can apply for funding for their children directly. However, you can always direct families to our website to apply. If they're hesitant to share their financial information, you can reassure them that their information will be kept confidential.

Once I apply for funding, does that mean my child is registered in the sport/activity?

No. It is the parent's responsibility to work directly with the service organization to ensure a spot is available for their child.

How long does it take to process an application?

Typically between 6 to 8 weeks, however, if the organization receiving the cheque on behalf of the child is new to Jumpstart, it could take longer.

Can I request funding for two seasons in a row for my child?

Yes. We can fund successive seasons up to a maximum of $300 per activity ($600 annually), subject to chapter discretion and/or local demands.

My son/daughter is in a select/rep/elite league. Can he/she still receive funding?

While we typically only support enrollment in house league sports and programming, exceptions can be made at the discretion of the chapter and/or Jumpstart Regional Manager.

Community Development Grants

Does my program have to be new?

No. You can apply for a new or existing program.

My program has already started. Can I still apply for funding?

Unfortunately not. You are not eligible for funding if your program has already started.

Can I still apply if I miss the deadline?

Unfortunately not. Please review our Community Development Grant Guidelines for application deadlines.

What happens if I don’t submit a final report?

You will be in breach of the Grant Recipient Terms and Conditions and will be required to return all program-related funds to Jumpstart.

What if I don’t submit any child data?

You will be in breach of the Grant Recipient Terms and Conditions and will be required to return all program-related funds to Jumpstart.

My program ended up costing more than I indicated in my application. Can I get more money?

Unfortunately not.

Would you consider grants for programs consisting of fewer than 25 participants?

Twenty-five participants is a guideline. Please contact your Jumpstart regional manager for more information.

I run a drop-in program. Can I still apply?

No. Drop-in programs don't meet our requirements. Please review the Community Development Grant Guidelines to learn what qualifies for a Community Development Grant.

Accessibility Grants

How are successful recipients chosen?

Recipients are evaluated and selected by a panel of subject matter experts in the following fields: para sport, infrastructure, venue operations, and disability advocacy. Selection criteria include the following:

I. Innovative project planning that clearly outlines how the proposed infrastructure project will address a gap within the community and enhance overall access to physical activity and sport for children with disabilities.

II. A demonstration that the retrofit upgrade will enhance the overall inclusiveness of an already-accessible facility.

III. Evidence of a strategy to increase the number of programs available for youth with disabilities at the facility, or intentional use of the facility as a result of the infrastructure upgrades.

IV. Evidence of the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the project team, either through an accessibility review committee or endorsements from subject matter experts or potential user groups.

Para sport Grants

What is the maximum amount of funding I can request?

There is no maximum granting amount, however, Jumpstart and the Canadian Paralympic Committee reserve the right to decrease any funding request if we feel the budget is too large for the proposed program. We ask that you please be specific when building the budget in your application.

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

The grant is aimed at grassroots programming for children and youth between the ages of 4 - 25 years old. Therefore, while your programs can include participants older than 25, funding will only be provided for children aged 4 - 25.

Is a financial need assessment required for the program participants themselves?

No.

I have previously applied for a Para sport Grant. Can I apply again?

Yes. Even if your organization has received a Para sport Grant in the past, you can still apply.

Does the program have to be new?

No. You can apply for a new or existing program.

What if I don’t know the number of children that participate in my program?

Please try to be as accurate as possible and adjust your numbers accordingly in your final report.

My program has already started. Can I still apply for a grant?

No.

Can I still apply if I miss the deadline?

Unfortunately not. Please review the Para sport Grant Guidelines for application deadlines.