Providing Financial Assistance to Athletes

Canadian Sport Institute Pacific and a number of our partners provide a variety of ways in which athletes can receive financial assistance.

These grants and bursaries support the competitive needs of amateur athletes in British Columbia.

Fall Grant Application Window is now closed. Please check back again in 2021, when our Spring Window opens.

High Performance Development Athlete Grant

Canadian Sport Institute recognizes the need for financial aid to support the competitive needs of amateur athletes in British Columbia. The intent of the High Performance Development Athlete Grant is to provide provincially and nationally targeted athletes with financial assistance toward their daily training needs.

This grant is not open to PacificSport registered athletes. Applicants must be registered with one of the three Canadian Sport Institute campuses only (Vancouver, Victoria, or Whistler).

Eligibility

Each year, Canadian Sport Institute will award a certain number of grants, valued at $500, to deserving athletes based on the following criteria:

Athletes must:

  • Be actively registered with Canadian Sport Institute at the Provincial Development or Canadian Development service level*;
  • Be a BC resident registered with the Canadian Sport Institute Vancouver, Victoria, or Whistler campuses;
  • Be identified by their respective Provincial or National Sport Organization according to Canadian Sport Institute’s athlete eligibility criteria; and
  • Not have previously won the same grant within a 365-day period.

*Note, based on the number of applications received, priority may be given to athletes registered at the Canadian Development level.

Application Process

Applications must be submitted prior to the deadline, late applications will not be accepted, and should include:

  • A plan to use the funds if selected for the award;
  • Relevant competition results from the previous two years; and
  • A letter of support from the athlete’s primary sport coach.

Selection Process

Canadian Sport Institute will receive and administer all applications for the High Performance Development Athlete Grant. Complete applications will be provided to the selection committee who will determine the recipients based on the allocation of funds available and calibre of submissions.

Application Form

Fall Grant Application Window is now closed. Please check back again in 2021, when our Spring Window opens.

Rising Star Grant

Canadian Sport Institute recognizes the need for financial aid to support the competitive needs of amateur athletes in British Columbia. The Rising Star Grant is made possible on the strength of an endowment fund created in the name of the 14,000 volunteers who helped stage the successful Commonwealth Games in 1994.

This grant is not open to PacificSport registered athletes. Applicants must be registered with the Victoria Canadian Sport Institute campus only.

Eligibility

Each year, Canadian Sport Institute will award a certain number of grants valued at $1,000, to deserving athletes based on the following criteria:

Athletes must:

  • Be actively registered with Canadian Sport Institute at the Provincial Development or Canadian Development service level*;
  • Be a BC resident registered with the Canadian Sport Institute Victoria campus;
  • Be identified by their respective Provincial or National Sport Organization according to Canadian Sport Institute’s athlete eligibility criteria; and
  • Not have previously won the same grant within a 365-day period.

*Note, based on the number of applications received, priority may be given to athletes registered at the Canadian Development level.

Application Process

Applications must be submitted prior to the deadline, late applications will not be accepted, and should include:

  • A plan to use the funds if selected for the award;
  • Relevant competition results from the previous two years;
  • A letter of support from an organization the athlete has volunteered for; and
  • A letter of support from the athlete’s primary sport coach.

Selection Process

Canadian Sport Institute will receive and administer all applications for the High Performance Development Athlete Grant. Complete applications will be provided to the selection committee who will determine the recipients based on the allocation of funds available and calibre of submissions.

Application Form

Fall Grant Application Window is now closed. Please check back again in 2021, when our Spring Window opens.

Canadian Sport Institute Pacific Grant for the Canadian Athlete Insurance Program (CAIP)

This grant is designed to assist BC’s top tier High Performance athletes who are not receiving medical support within their sport-specific training plan. Canadian Sport Institute Pacific will provide a base level of CAIP for athletes who are NOT adequately supported by their NSO, family insurance, and/or other means of medical support through NSO service agreements. This grant is available to High Performance athletes living and training full-time in BC who demonstrate a need for CAIP. For information on how CAIP can help, please see the Canadian Athlete Insurance Program (CAIP) entry above.

Eligibility

There are a limited number of grants available, so while any athlete may apply, preference may be given to those registered at a higher level.

  • Athlete must be registered with Canadian Sport Institute Pacific or PacificSport at the Podium, Canadian Elite, Canadian Development, or Provincial Development level.
  • Athlete must be living and training full-time in BC.
  • Athlete must demonstrate a need for additional insurance coverage.

Successful applicants will be awarded Bronze coverage. For those wanting Gold or Silver coverage, Canadian Sport Institute will pay $235.00 of the cost with the rest covered by the individual athlete.

*Depending on available funds, applicants registered at the Podium or Canadian Elite level may be eligible to be awarded a higher level of CAIP coverage (Gold, Silver). Athletes will be notified of the amount awarded to them upon review of their application.

Application Period

Applications are now being accepted year-round. APPLY HERE.