Sport & event grants

We recognize the need for financial aid to support the needs of our locally-based sports & events community. In response, the following community grants/programs have been established: Community Sport Delivery Program, Sport Education Grant, Event Hosting Program, Major Events Program,  Athletic Excellence Grant and Organization Development Grant.

For more information, please explore the grants/programs below.

Community Sport Delivery Program

The Community Sport Delivery Program (CSDP) has been created to support the staffing needs (i.e. Head Coach, Administrator) of Local Sport Organizations and assist in the delivery of local sport participation and performance initiatives. This grant will fund paid positions to ensure the provision of a wide range of programs and services to athletes, coaches, and volunteers from the grassroots to competitive levels that align with the Canadian Sport For Life (CS4L) Model.

Community Sport Delivery Program Information
Community Sport Delivery Program Application Form

Contact staff to discuss eligibility for this program or to obtain more information.

Brad Duquette
Sport Development Coordinator
250-469-8696
bduquette@kelowna.ca

Sport Education Grant

Supported by the Kelowna 2008 BC Summer Games Legacy Fund, the Sport Education Grant is designed to provide financial assistance to local coaches or officials interested in upgrading their training and/or certification beyond introductory levels. The Grant can also be used for local sport organizations to host advanced sport development courses/seminars for local coaches and officials.

Sport Education Grant Guidelines
Sport Education Grant Application Form

Contact staff to discuss eligibility for this program or to obtain more information.

Brad Duquette
Sport Development Coordinator
250-469-8696
bduquette@kelowna.ca

Event Hosting Program

Kelowna has a long history of hosting a variety of events, and supporting their continued growth, success and sustainability. By recognizing the benefits that events bring to the community and the associated costs to organizers in hosting, the City of Kelowna has established the Event Hosting Program.

The intent of the Event Hosting Program is to recognize and support events that reflect Kelowna’s principles and values, and enrich the community. This program will contribute to an events’ health and sustainability so they can remain an integral part of our vibrant community. The Event Hosting Program is application-based and consists of three categories; each having their own set of objectives and criteria.

Event Hosting Program Guidelines
Event Hosting Program Application Form

Contact staff to discuss eligibility for this program or to obtain more information.

Chris Babcock                                                                        Brad Duquette
Event Development Supervisor                                     Sport Development Coordinator
250-469-8780                                                                        250-469-8696
cbabcock@kelowna.ca                                                     bduquette@kelowna.ca

Major Events Program

Kelowna is an ideal destination for hosting major, significant events due to its location, setting, amenities, international airport, and more. Events bring a unique opportunity for the public to share and enjoy special experiences, resulting in significant community development and economic spinoffs that otherwise would not be realized.

The intent of the Major Events Program is to foster event development and assist in the procurement of new large-scale participant-based or spectator events through components such as; identification, bid/hosting fees, creation of bid packages, and leverage to obtain additional funding.

Major Events Program Guidelines
Major Events Program Application Form

Contact staff to discuss eligibility for this program or to obtain more information.

Chris Babcock                                                                        
Event Development Supervisor                                   
250-469-8780                                                                       
cbabcock@kelowna.ca

Athletic Excellence Grant

The Athletic Excellence Grant has been established to assist high performance athletes or teams with the travel-related expenses associated with participating in high-level sporting events such as provincial or national championships.

Athletic Excellence Grant Guidelines
Athletic Excellence Grant Application Form

Contact staff to discuss eligibility for this program or to obtain more information.

Brad Duquette
Sport Development Coordinator
250-469-8696
bduquette@kelowna.ca

Organization Development Grant

This program aims to provide assistance to non‐profit sport, event, social service and cultural organizations for the purpose of undertaking activities or initiatives which develop the organization’s capacity and sustainability. Applicants will be asked to work directly with City staff to complete a screening tool to determine project eligibility. An application form will be provided for projects determined to be eligible.

Organization Development Guidelines
Initial Grant Screening Tool
Final Report and Evaluation Form

Contact staff to discuss eligibility for this program or to obtain more information.

Cultural Organizations:                                                     Sport and Event Organizations:
Christine McWillis                                                                Doug Nicholas
250-470-0640                                                                        250-469-8859
cmcwillis@kelowna.ca                                                      dnicholas@kelowna.ca

Social Service Organizations:
Mariko Siggers
250-469-8818
msiggers@kelowna.ca

Other Organizations

Other organizations offer financial assistance including KidSport, and YMCA.