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.

Applications are now closed for the 2023 Summer Grants. Check back in the spring for the next application window!

Rising Star Grant

Canadian Sport Institute Pacific recognizes the need for financial aid to support the competitive needs of amateur athletes in British Columbia. The intent of the Rising Star Grant is to provide provincial and national targeted athletes with financial assistance toward their daily training needs.

This grant is not open to PacificSport or Engage Sport North registered athletes. Applicants must be registered with the Vancouver, Victoria, or Whistler Canadian Sport Institute campus only.

Eligibility

Canadian Sport Institute Pacific will award grants valued up to a maximum of $1,000 – to deserving athletes based upon need and their eligibility and registration level. 

This grant funding is intended to be used for: registration fees, travel costs, equipment, coach expenses, other expenses associated with sport participation.

Criteria

Applicants will be evaluated based on the following criteria:  

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

Application

Applications are now closed for the 2023 Summer Grants. Please check back again for our next application window. 

Nesters Market Grant

Nesters Market Squamish and Whistler have partnered with Canadian Sport Institute Pacific to offer a grant exclusive to athletes living within the Sea-to-Sky communityThe grants’ purpose is to help support registered CSI Pacific athletes who are making a positive impact in the Whistler, Squamish, and/or Pemberton communities while they continue to pursue success at the highest levels of their sport. 

This grant is not open to PacificSport, Engage Sport North, nor athletes registered to Vancouver and Victoria campuses.

Eligibility

Nesters Market and Canadian Sport Institute Pacific will award grants valued up $1,000 – to deserving athletes. 

This grant funding is intended to be used for: registration fees, travel costs, equipment, other expenses associated with sport participation   

Criteria

Applicants will be evaluated based on the following criteria:  

  • Be actively registered with Canadian Sport Institute Pacific at the Provincial DevelopmentCanadian Development, Elite or Podium level*;
  • Be identified by their respective Provincial or National Sport Organization according to Canadian Sport Institute Pacific’s athlete eligibility criteria;
  • Not have previously won the same grant within a 365-day period; and
  • Reside in Whistler, Squamish, or Pemberton. 

Application

Applications are now closed for the 2023 Summer Grants. Please check back again for our next application window. 

CSI Pacific Health Grant

The CSI Pacific Health Grant is designed to support supplementary financial aid to British Columbia’s elite high-performance athletes who are not receiving medical support within their current sport-specific training plan. This grant specifically focuses in two areas: the Dental Support Program and the Canadian Athlete Insurance Program (CAIP).  

CSI Pacific Dental Support Program

The Canadian Sport Institute Pacific Dental Support Program will provide a base level of dental services to select high performance athletes registered at the National Team level. Service is only available through a partnership in Victoria; however, athletes from outside the region are eligible to apply if willing to travel.

Eligibility & Criteria

Applicants will be evaluated based on the following criteria:     

  • Applicants must be living and training in BC and demonstrate a need for dental services. 
  • Be actively registered with Canadian Sport Institute Pacific – Victoria Campus at the Canadian Elite or Podium level*;  
  • Be identified by their respective Provincial or National Sport Organization according to Canadian Sport Institute’s athlete eligibility criteria;  
  • Reside in the Victoria region. 

Award

Capacity is limited, and only successful applicants will be notified. 

Canadian Athlete Insurance Program (CAIP)  

CAIP will provide designated athletes access to insurance coverage for overuse injuries that are sustained while training within their sport. The amount of coverage varies for paramedical services including massage therapy, physiotherapy, and chiropractic. 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 accessing medical support through NSO service agreements. This grant is available to High Performance athletes living and training in BC who demonstrate a need for CAIP.

For information about the CAIP rates/premium, please see Premiums/Rates – CANADIAN ATHLETE INSURANCE PROGRAM (CAIP) (mkirsch.ca) 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Athlete must be registered with Canadian Sport Institute Pacific;
  • Athlete must be registered at the PodiumCanadian EliteCanadian Development level;
  • Athlete must show evidence of living in BC with a photocopy of their BC MSP card (Care Card);
  • Athlete must complete an application stating why the feel they need CAIP, and how it will contribute to their athletic success;
  • Athlete must check with their NSO that they have not been automatically enrolled into CAIP or another insurance program by their NSO;
  • Athlete must submit documentation within the designated timeline for application; and
  • Athlete must undergo medical screening with a Canadian Sport Institute Pacific medical practitioner. 

Award

Bronze Coverage for a year, OR a portion towards covering Silver Coverage or Gold Coverage based on athlete’s needs. 

Application

Applications are now closed for the 2023 Summer Grants. Please check back again for our next application window.