If you require financial assistance to help offset costs this season, Whalers do offer support to qualified candidates. The first step would be to apply for grant through Jumpstart, Kidsport or Lace 'Em Up. Please Note these programs have application deadlines.
Kidsport is a national program that raises funds through Give the Gift of Sport, an annual fundraising campaig that raises funds to help all kids participate in organized sports so that kids get off the sidelines and into the game. KidSport provides grants to kids from families facing financial barriers so they can participate in registered sport programs and experience the lifelong benefits of a season of sport. KidSport Halifax Regional Municipality provides grants of up to $500 per eligible kid, per year (January 1st - December 31st) towards sport registration fees. Eligibility requirements and theOnline application can be found at following link: https://kidsportcanada.ca/nova-scotia/halifax-regional-municipality/. Kidsport application final deadline date is November 1stn for 2023.
Jumpstart is another program you may also qualify for. Kids aged 4-18 from families in financial need can receive funding to help with registation fees, and/ or equipment. To apply click on the following link: https://jumpstart.canadiantire.ca/pages/individual-child-grants
Participants can receive funding from both KidsSport and JumpStart.
HOCKEY CANADA ASSIST FUND
The Hockey Canada Foundation Assist Fund is a fund dedicated to help Canadian youth access hockey. It will provide up to $500 per player in registration fee subsidies to approved applicants registered with a sanctioned Hockey Canada association.
Financial eligibility for the Assist Fund is based on the Low Income Cut-Off (LICO) guidelines from Statistics Canada, which are an integral part of our application process. CLICK HERE for more information on the subject.
DEADLINE IS TBD (the Application portal is not open yet but you can enter your name and email to be notified once it is)
To Apply click on the following link: https://assistfund.hockeycanadafoundation.ca/en/index.html
MARY BETH CHAULK ASSISTANCE FUND
For further information on the MBC Fund please click on the below link
MARY BETH CHAULK FUND
Any questions please contact the treasurer at firstname.lastname@example.org