Grants & Funding

Sport and Athlete Support
KidSport Kamloops Grant

KidSport provides families with children aged of 5-18 years with financial assistance to participate in sports in Kamloops. 

KidSport Funds will be utilized for uniforms, gear/equipment required for sport, and registration fees. For example: baseball leagues, gymnastic clubs, track and field clubs, hockey and swim clubs. Annual grants range up to $500, depending on the nature of the application. Award maximums are per child per year.

Applications are reviewed monthly (dates not always the same) so please submit 4 - 6 weeks in advance to allow time for processing.

To ensure your application can be properly reviewed, please include all required documentation as indicated at bottom of the form.

Visit the KidsSport website for more information. All questions should be directed by email to the KidSport Kamloops Committee. 

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BC Summer Games Sport Development Fund

The BC Summer Games Sport Development Grant is available to local coaches, officials, and sport organizations interested in furthering their knowledge in their respective areas.  

Examples may include: 

  • a Level III coach pursuing Level IV certification
  • an Umpire taking training to learn to instruct other Umpires
  • a sport organization presenting a high-profile "Keynote Speaker" that might be of value to numerous individuals

This fund is a legacy of the 2006 BC Summer Games as a result of a $100,000 budget surplus from staging the games. The interest earned on the balance will provide the annual grant and will grow each subsequent year, "giving back" to the sport leaders in our community for years to come. Reviews are held quarterly.

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Tournament Capital Grant

Only amateur sports organizations/individuals are eligible. Events must utilize services/facilities within the City of Kamloops. For two championships held for the same sport on the same date (i.e. boys & girls tournaments), then that event is eligible for one grant only.

The maximum amount allocated provided funds are available, will be:

  • Provincial Tournament (participants from BC) - $500
  • Western Canadian Tournament (participants from BC, AB, SK & MB) - $1,000
  • National Tournament (participants from Canada) - $1,500
  • Invitational Tournament (participants from out of town) - $1500 

Please Note: If applying for a Provincial, Western Canadian, or National grant, the application must include a letter, on letterhead, from the governing sport body confirming the event as a bona-fide championship. If no documentation is provided, an Invitational Tournament Capital Grant will be issued.

Tournament Capital Grants will be approved by the Tournament Capital Grant Committee. Grants will be reviewed and approved for payment on a quarterly basis. Applicants should apply within three months of event date. Any additional information which you feel will assist the Tournament Capital Grant Committee may be attached.

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Winter Games Legacy Fund

Winter Games Legacy Fund Grants are to cover circumstances where a person or group advances beyond local competition, or is recruited to a provincial or nationally ranked team.  

Grants will be reviewed and paid on a quarterly basis. Maximum of ONE grant per calendar year. Qualifying events, if applicable, must have taken place within the previous three months. Applicants/organizations must be a resident in Kamloops. The maximum amount allocated, provided funds are available, will be $150 for individuals and $300 for groups. If funds are limited, priority may be given to youth applicants. 

Please provide the following information: 

  • Proof of qualification to advanced level of competition
  • Completed application form
  • Detailed statement of income and expenses (proposed or actual) for attending this event (on attached form)

Note: Granting is subject to availability of funds from the Winter Games Legacy Fund Grant as provided in the City of Kamloops Annual Budget.

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Community Support
Social Planning Grants

Social Planning Grants are allocated once a year. There is approximately $90,000 in funds available, $10,000 of which is specifically designated to seniors initiatives. The number of applications received each year from non-profit agencies or societies range from 15 to 25 applications. The Social Planning Council reviews these applications and makes recommendations to City Council. City Council makes the final decision on allocation of funds. A submission of an application does not guarantee funding support.

For 2018, the City of Kamloops is reviewing the Social Planning Grant program to expand its reach and impact within the community and better reflect the goals outlined in the City's Social Plan.

Our intention is to make the dollars stretch even further. While traditional programs will still be supported, there is also opportunity to nurture exciting new ideas on a more long-term basis.

We expect to present the new framework for the Social Planning Grant program to council in December, and issue the 2018 call for applications in January.

Arts and Culture Support
BC Festival of the Arts Legacy Fund

The City of Kamloops aims to provide financial assistance to Kamloops individuals or groups for development, presentation, or competition in the various fields of the visual, performing, literary, media, and interdisciplinary arts.

Criteria 

Grant applications should fall under one of the following categories: 

  1. Personal Development: To help further the artistic development of an individual or single organization. 
  2. Community Development: To support community artistic development through initiatives such as workshops, master classes, and seminars. 
  3. Travel Assistance: To provide travel assistance to individuals attending or participating in important cultural events outside of the Kamloops region.

Policy

Grants from the BC Festival of the Arts Legacy Fund range up to a maximum of $600, subject to availability of funds. Groups may receive only one grant per calendar year. Individuals are not eligible for funding in consecutive years.

In order to be eligible, each applicant must submit a completed application form and be accompanied by: 

  1. A description of the project, event, or workshop and how it will benefit the community of Kamloops (maximum three pages)
  2. A resume or short biography on you or the organization of activities and experience in your given art form
  3. A statement of revenue and expenses
  4. Two reference letters from individuals from within his/her respective art field who could comment, if asked, on the applicant and/or project

The amount of the grant will not exceed one-third of the project's total cost, up to a $600 maximum. If your grant application is successful, upon completion of your project (within six weeks) you will be required to provide the City of Kamloops with a written evaluation of the project. It is important that you relate outcomes to initial objectives and final budget. If you do not submit this evaluation, it could impact future applications.

Deadlines

Applications will be reviewed twice a year by the Kamloops Art Commission. Deadlines for applications are: 

  1. January 15
  2. May 15
  3. September 15

Send completed application forms to: 

Arts Commission 
c/o 7 Victoria Street West 
Kamloops BC V2C 1A2 
Attention: Arts, Culture, and Heritage Division 

Applicants will be notified by mail approximately six weeks after application deadline.

NOTE: Your application will be evaluated by the Arts Commission. Incomplete applications will not be evaluated and will be returned to the applicant.

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Community Art Grant

This grant is available for projects which will promote development and awareness of the arts in our community. We recognize that a fully rounded cultural community seeks the involvement of artists at all levels: amateur, emergent, and professional. We feel it's important that artists be active members of their community and that their creative activities function as a catalyst for greater community involvement. 

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