2019 Para sport Jumpstart Fund open for applications across Canada

Program provides opportunities for children with disabilities to be active

The Canadian Paralympic Committee encourages all community and sport organizations to apply for the 2019 Para sport Jumpstart Fund, for the opportunity to receive grants for Para sport programming aimed at removing barriers for children and youth with disabilities to participate in physical activity and sport. 

A joint program between the CPC and Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities, the goal of the Para sport Jumpstart Fund is to create greater opportunities for accessible sport and play. Last year, 29 organizations from six provinces across Canada received grants through the Para sport Jumpstart Fund, with programs focused on fundamentals, developing new Para sport programming, and expanding existing Para sport programs. 

Since the Para sport Jumpstart Fund was first created in 2013, it has distributed approximately $2 million to community organizations, including $812,000 in grants last year. The program helped over 3,000 kids and youth with disabilities to play organized sport and be physically active in 2018.  

For more information and to apply, please CLICK HERE

Applications are open until April 19, 2019.