Individual Child Grants
Removing Financial Barriers.
Sometimes, families need financial assistance to get their kids into a sport or physical activity. We're committed to helping all families access a range of activities, from boxing to bowling and skating to skiing, and more.
The Individual Child Grant system is scheduled to open on January 29th, 2024.
To be eligible for funding for one or more children, families must first meet specific financial criteria as per Revenue Canada’s Low-Income Cut-Offs (LICO) chart. Jumpstart uses the furthest column to the right of the chart for eligibility.
Other Funding Requirements
- Children must fall between the ages of 4 - 18 years old.
- Funding is allocated to sustained programs that involve a sport or physical activity.
- Programs should be a minimum of five weeks in duration and include at least one session per week. In the case of sports camps, the program must last at least five consecutive days for consideration.
- It is recommended that applications be submitted prior to the program start date. Applications submitted where the program has concluded will not be reviewed.
- Applications must include proof of financial need. A clear, legible, and most current copy of your Canada Child Benefit statement will be required as proof of need including the following information: Parent Name, Family Net Income, Marital Status, Child First Names.
- Under exceptional circumstances (e.g., recent immigrants to Canada, individuals fleeing spousal abuse, etc.) alternative confirmation of eligibility will be accepted on a case-by-case basis.
- The Individual Child Grant system is scheduled to open on January 29th, 2024.
- The annual maximum amount a child is eligible to receive is up to $600, subject to Chapter discretion and/or local demands.
- The maximum amount of funding per application is $300
- Children can be funded for successive seasons in an activity, up to a maximum of $600 per activity.
- All approvals will be determined by the local Jumpstart Chapter and designated Canadian Tire Jumpstart Regional Manager, and are subject to local demands and Chapter budgets.
- Cheques are made payable to the service organization, identified as the “payee” in the application. A payee can be a local hockey association, gymnastics club, etc., that coordinates the sports or physical activity on behalf of the qualifying youth/child.
Before you start your application, please have the following ready:
- Your contact information (name, postal code, telephone number, and email address)
- The first name, last name, gender, and date of birth of your child
- The details of the sport or physical activity in which your child would like to participate including program dates, the name of the program and proof of programming (to be uploaded) which should include: organization name (payee), program name, program dates, program cost
- The amount that you are requesting from Jumpstart
- Proof of financial need: a clear, legible, and current copy of your Canada Child Benefit (Statement) will be required as proof of need and should include Parent Name, Family Net Income, Marital Status, Child First Names