Community Sport for All Initiative – Sport Support Program

The Community Sport for All Initiative (CSAI) component of the Sport Support Program seeks to remove barriers and increase sport participation rates for underrepresented groups. Its key objective is to support community sport initiatives for equity-deserving groups, in particular, Black, Indigenous, racialized, 2SLGBTQQIA+, low income and newcomers to increase participation and retention in sport.

The CSAI funding is directed at applicant organizations to administer and disburse project funding to community organizations to deliver community sport initiatives that contribute to and align with the objectives of the Sport Support Program.

Who can apply

To be eligible for funding, you must be:

  • a national-level organization or other organization with the scope and capacity to reach the target equity-deserving group(s) in multiple jurisdictions, that has the ability to deliver quality programs, projects and/or services relevant to the goals of the Canadian Sport Policy
  • a federally or provincially incorporated not-for-profit organization

Application deadline

The call to submit applications is now closed.

Community organizations are invited to contact the funded national-level organizations to see if their projects might be eligible for funding and to learn how to submit their application for funding.

How to apply

Applicants are required to:

  • read the Application Guidelines in their entirety
  • send an email to the Sport Support Program — Community Sport for All Initiative component to request an application form

You must meet all eligibility requirements and submit a complete application package to be considered for funding.

A complete application package includes the following documents:

  • the application form
  • signed letters of support from equity-deserving partners and/or community organizations
  • a copy of your organization’s most recent board-approved financial statements, audited (if available)

You are required to submit your application package by email in the fillable PDF format (no scans). Should you be unable to do so, please contact the Sport Support Program – Community Sport for All Initiative component by email.

Contact us

Sport Support Program
Department of Canadian Heritage
15 Eddy St
Gatineau QC  K1A 0M5
1-866-811-0055 (toll-free)
1-888-997-3123 (toll-free)

Agents are available to answer your questions, Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (ET).

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