The East Kootenay Volleyball Club is a member of the Cranbrook KidSport Fund, a local charity who raises and disburses funds to children throughout the area by helping remove the financial obstacles that prevent some children from participating in sport.
Children aged 6-18 years are eligible to apply for an annual grant capped at per year. (KidSport calendar year runs September 1 thru August 31).
The application process is a confidential one whereby a local committee evaluates the request and informs the applicant of the applications status. The turn around time is generally 3-5 working days.
Application forms are available:
Please find information about JumpStart here:
When families need a little financial boost to get kids involved in a sport, dance team or other active program, they need to fill out an application. This needs to be done before the fees are due, as the money goes right to the organization. Applications for assistance can typically be submitted from January 15 to November 1; with the goal for funding to be equitably distributed over Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter activities.
Your family meets our financial need requirements and your kid is registered, but what about the skates/cleats/racquets/gloves/helmets/uniforms they need to play? Not to worry. Jumpstart has you covered. The application asks for equipment details. Funds can also be provided for adaptive equipment to help kids with special needs.
Some other important points to note as part of the application process:
• Cheques are made payable to the service organization identified as the “Payee” in the application form. The Payee is a service organization (such as a local Hockey Association or gymnastic club) which coordinates the sports or physical activity on behalf of the qualifying youth/child.
• Cheques are never sent to the parent/guardian directly.
• All approvals are at the sole discretion of the local Jumpstart Chapter and designated Canadian Tire Regional Manager; and are subject to local demands and Chapter budgets.
If you have additional questions, call 1-844-YES-PLAY.
Servathon is a fundraiser that our club has run from time to time. This is a great opportunity to help offset fees for travel. In the past we have had some athletes raise their entire club travel fees for the year. Please download this form and begin canvassing for pledges. Details are on the form.