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KidSport is a national not for profit organization whose mandate is to remove financial barriers that prevent some young people from participating in sports.

KidSport Parkland is the local chapter that raises funds through donations to assist children and youth 18 years and under in financial need by providing registration fee support for organized sport programs. KidSport Parkland serves residents of Spruce Grove, Stony Plain and Parkland County.

Recreation promotes personal health and wellness, leadership, and inclusion.

See which recreation assistance programs are available within the City of Spruce Grove.

Frequently asked questions

A KidSport Parkland grant is up to $350 per child, per calendar year (January to December). It can be used for registration fees for sustained sports programs (over a season) with qualified instructors.

Children/youth from families on low income, unemployed, on AISH, currently receiving income support and/or working hard to make ends meet are all considered eligible. KidSport Parkland considers social and economic barriers facing the child's family when determining eligibility.

The maximum family income for KidSport Parkland funding is dependent on total combined income and the number of people living in the household. We follow the Low-Income cut-offs (LICO) before tax guidelines.

In Alberta, in order to be eligible, a program must:

1. Be and governed by a Provincial Sport Association as identified by the Alberta Sport Connection.
2. Meet Sport Canada's 'Definition of Sport' which reads:

"Sport Canada defines sport as an activity that involves two or more participants engaging in a competition. It involves formal rules and procedures, and requires tactics, strategies, neuromuscular skills and a high degree of difficulty, risk and effort. It excludes activities in which a motorized vehicle is the primary determinant of the outcome."

You can apply online, and call the Grant Administrator at 780-718-5379 for further information.

If you are interested in volunteering with KidSport Parkland or looking for a great organization to support financially , please call 780-718-5379.

A grant is worth $350.

Recreation assistance programs

Jumpstart: Raising funds. Lifting spirits. Supporting dreams.

Jumpstart is more than just about getting kids active. It’s about giving kids from families in financial need the same chance to participate as their neighbours, their classmates and their friends. Whether it’s the chance to try a new sport or to continue with a favourite one, no kid should be left out.  

The vision of Jumpstart is simple: Canada, where all kids have a chance to fulfil their dreams.

Jumpstart is a national charity with a commitment to local communities. Organized sports connect kids to their communities. Canadian Tire Corporation recognized this and makes sure that money raised stays where it is donated. Canadian Tire Corporation is Jumpstart’s biggest supporter as it funds all the general administrative expenses of Jumpstart, which means 100% of customer donations go directly to help kids in need.

Funding is available for individuals, community organizations and accessibility grants.

Visit to apply and check out the fund guidelines for more information.

For more information call 1-844-YES-PLAY.

Supporting Our Youth

Century 21 Leading in Spruce Grove is proud to provide the Supporting Our Youth program. This program provides financial assistance to children in need, in the areas of education scholarships, cultural and recreational opportunities, with a view to promote the mental, physical, and social well-being and development of these children.

Contact the Century 21 Leading office to request an application form.

#1 - 14 McLeod Avenue
Spruce Grove, AB T7X 3X3
Ph: 780-962-9696


Additional Opportunities

If you are aware of other local funding opportunities for community members please email the Recreation and Culture department.