Last Updated: Jun 8th, 2016


The 2016 Champions Fund will award $5,000 grants to 20 deserving female athletes, teams, or organizations, providing the financial support needed to pursue their athletic goals.

Anyone from Canada’s female athletic community aged 13 and older can apply, or apply on behalf of their team, tournament, camp or program.

To apply for the Champions Fund, simply create a profile, and answer a few questions about your passion for Canadian female athletics. From there, you can share your profile on social media.

The Champions Fund selection committee will review the applications and decide on the 20 most-deserving grant recipients.The deadline for submissions is September 29th, 2016. This year’s 20 grant recipients will be announced in November 2016

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Rising Star Program - Sport North is Now Accepting Applications

Sport North Federation accepts Rising Star Applications.The Rising Star program provides funding to athletes (Females 11-15 & Males 12-16) that exhibit high performance potential in their sport and wish to receive additional training through a camp format. Applicants must be nominated by a coach, teacher, principal, pastor, RCMP officer etc.  Nominators must submit the application on behalf of the athlete.

Please note the following changes:

  • It now falls in line with Canadian Sport for Life, specifically the Train to Train category.
  • The deadline date is now TBA.
  • The request for a Nominator has been removed.

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Sport North Scholarships

Sport North scholarships encourage academic success for NWT students that are engaged in sport activities. If you have already completed a year of post secondary school you are eligible to apply. Visit the Sport North Federation's website for more details. Deadline: TBA

Canadian Tire Jumpstart helps disadvantaged kids get involved in organized sport and recreation by covering the costs of registration, equipment and/or transportation. Their goal is to help those children that would not be able to participate in a physical activity without the assistance of the Canadian Tire Jumpstart program. For more information on this program please visit or contact Lyric Sandhals.

KidSport™ is designed to assist children of families facing financial obstacles to participate in community sport programs.  The KidSport goal is to provide these children with the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of teamwork, dedication and responsibility through participation in sport. 

All money raised in the NWT stays in the NWT.  KidSport ensures that 100% of donations and fundraising proceeds are directed to children, unless specifically fundraised for operations.  All applications are screened by the KidSport Committee to ensure the financial need and legitimacy of the applicant.  KidSport policies require that at least one of the following individuals endorse the application:  a school teacher or principal; a professional in social work or family services; law enforcement officer; clergy member; recreation administrator; community councilor or staff.

Funds raised are directed in the form of grants to individual children.  Grants of up to $300 are available to children up to the age of eighteen.  Funding can be used to assist with sport registration fees, equipment and travel.

If you know a child that requires financial assistance, contact KidSport NWT.


For more information on funding please visit the Sport North Federation's Programs page.